M&S store incident highlights dangers to children in public places
- AuthorKate Sweeney
A recent accident in a Marks and Spencer store in Swansea has highlighted how children can face dangers when in public places.
Four-year-old Adam Ballard suffered cuts to his face after a large mirror fell on top of him in the M&S store and required plastic surgery to his face as a result. Thankfully he is now on the road to physical recovery, but the emotional scars for him, and his mother who witnessed the incident, may take longer to heal.
Store owners have a legal duty to provide a safe and secure environment for customers and their children, and when they fail to do so the victims and their family members should be looking to gain the compensation they deserve.
Accidents involving children call for specialist lawyers
Accidents involving children can be complex and require the special attention of dedicated child injury lawyers. Considering how a child can be affected by an accident can be some task, especially concerning the long term prognosis. Specialist lawyers who deal with accidents involving children work closely alongside paediatric medical experts so that when putting a case for compensation and damages forward, they can be sure the financial award pursued is one that fairly reflects both the short and long term physical and psychological situations.
It is also important to consider the circumstances that the child’s parent finds themselves in, possibly having to take time off work to care for their injured son or daughter or in some cases, where injuries are particularly devastating, even having to give up work completely to become a full time carer. All of these factors must be considered when a compensation claim is mounted.
If your child has been injured in an accident through no fault of their own, the experts at Stephensons can help. Our specialists have dealt with a vast number of child injury cases and are ready to discuss your case in confidence. Call us on 0844 245 6601.
By personal injury solicitor, Kate Sweeney