Playground Accidents

Playground accidents are commonplace in Scotland, and can often result in serious injury for your child. This can be a traumatic experience for you as a parent as well as for your child.

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The Short of it

  • If your child has been injured in a playground accident,

    you may be entitled to claim for compensation.

  • Playground accidents can occur as a result of poor playground maintenance,

    faulty play equipment and inadequate protective floor surfaces.

  • Speak to our expert public liability solicitors at Watermans today,

    to see if you are eligible to pursue a claim for your child's injuries.

  • Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need

    and providing Straightforward legal advice. It should be that simple.

  • The Long of it

    Playground accidents

    Playground accident claims

    Playground accidents in Scotland are quite common. Many are simply the result of play between the children, but others are caused through faulty play equipment an inadequate protective floor surfaces.

    It is the legal responsibility of the playground owners, either local council or school, to ensure that everyone who uses the playground is safe. As children are less careful than adults, the law often imposes a greater duty of care on occupiers to ensure their safety.

    If your child has suffered an accident in a playground or other play area due to faulty or inappropriate equipment, or by falling and injuring themselves on the floor surface, you could make a compensation claim.

    Making a claim

    How do I make a playground accident claim?

    If your child has been injured in a playground accident, you may be entitled to compensation. Experiencing your child being in pain can be traumatic for you as a parent, and depending on their injuries, their lives may be greatly inconvenienced or changed as a result of the accident.

    It is the legal responsibility of the playground owners to take all steps necessary in providing a safe environment for children to play. If the playground owners were negligent, you could claim for compensation.

    Compensation is important to provide you and your loved ones with financial security as your child recovers. We understand that making a claim for compensation can seem a daunting task, but we are here to help. We offer straightforward legal advice, and take the hassle out of the process for you. Plus, we operate on a no win no fee basis, meaning that you won’t have to pay any solicitors fees if we don’t win your case.

    How much compensation?

    How do I make a playground accident claim?

    Like most personal injury claims, the amount of compensation you could receive for your child’s injuries are largely dependent on the circumstances in which the accident occurred, and the severity of the injuries your child has sustained.

    Why Watermans?

    Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?

    Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.

    Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.

    Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.

    Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.

    We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.

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    Straightforward Legal Advice

    How much could you claim?

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

    Your claim could be worth...

    Claim Worth

    The figures quoted are a rough guide to show you the amount you could receive as compensation for your injury. Our solicitors will advise you in more detail about your specific claim.

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    Get in touch with us

    Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055

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