MANCHESTER, England, May 17, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Personal Injury Claims solicitor First Personal Injury is pleased that pushchair manufacturer Maclaren has this month announced that they will compensate children who have suffered injuries after getting their hands caught in the hinge mechanism of certain models of folding pushchair.
To date more than 40 UK families have been told they will receive personal injury compensation from Maclaren, and First Personal Injury Managing Partner, Michael Jefferies, believes there are many more parents out there who are blaming themselves for these accidents. The agreement by Maclaren to compensate proves the adults opening the pushchairs were not in any way at fault. He comments: This is good news for those families who have suffered because of these injuries. Although the firm has refused to admit liability, it has agreed to make full compensation awards, ranging from GBP2,500 to GBP10,000 depending on the severity of injury. Many of the reported accidents date back several years and involve injuries ranging from lacerations to children's fingers to fingertips being cut off as if guillotined. One child needed plastic surgery to repair her fingertip.
There may be more families out there whose children have suffered an accident involving a pushchair but don't realise they can make an accident claim. Our advice to the general public is, if you or your child has suffered an injury because of one of these pushchairs get in touch with an accident claims solicitor, as you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation against the manufacturer or the person who sold it to you. Most people think you only have a short period of time to make an accident claim but for an accident involving children you have until 21st birthday to make a claim for compensation.
The models that are at the centre of the injuries caused include the Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller.
First Personal Injury can be contacted on FREEPHONE 0800-014-1629 or by filling in an online form at http://www.firstpersonalinjury.co.uk.
About First Personal Injury
First Personal Injury is a trading name of Jefferies LLP one of the UK's leading personal injury law firms. Jefferies LLP has over 16 years experience in personal injury accident claims. They have won justice and personal injury compensation for tens of thousands of people all over the country from its base in Altrincham, South Manchester. The firm deals with all levels of personal injury claims - from minor to catastrophic.
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