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Baby Walker Injury Compensation

Am I entitled to baby walker injury compensation if my daughter suffered a head injury while in a baby walker? Apparently, the baby walker had no brakes to prevent a fall, and my daughter tumbled down the stairs as a result of it.

Question:

Am I entitled to baby walker injury compensation if my daughter suffered a head injury while in a baby walker? Apparently, the baby walker had no brakes to prevent a fall, and my daughter tumbled down the stairs as a result of it.

Answer:

You may be entitled to baby walker injury compensation if your child’s head injury was sustained because the baby walker did not comply with international standards for design and safety. Any baby walker sold in the UK must comply with European Standard EN1273 which requires that baby walkers should have a braking device to prevent such a fall.

As your daughter’s baby walker seems to be in breach of regulations for design and safety, you should be able to claim baby walker injury compensation from the shop from which the baby walker was purchased. Store owners have a duty of care towards customers, which includes not selling items that are irregular, defective, or otherwise do not comply with European standards. Accordingly, your claim for baby walker injury compensation may be made through the store’s public liability insurance – an insurance businesses are required to carry to limit their financial exposure if a claim for baby walker injury compensation is made against them.

When you make a baby walker injury compensation claim against the store’s public liability insurance, the baby walker you purchased may also be recalled, serving to prevent such products from being sold in the future. While this may be of little consolation to you in light of your child’s injury, you may be rest assured that your claim for baby walker injury compensation will also address the pain and suffering your baby has suffered, as well as costs relating to her medical treatment and other expenses you may have to contend with as a result of her injury.

As there may also be factors relating to the attribution of negligence in your child’s case, you are advised to speak with an experienced injury solicitor at the earliest opportunity to discuss your potential claim for baby walker injury compensation.