Parents must make themselves aware of the fact that if a child injures themselves on their property, they could leave themselves open to being sued if they don't have public liability insurance in place.
According to Direct Line Home Insurance, three in five adults in the UK do not know that they could be sued if someone has an accident - with the study showing that bouncy castles and trampolines have resulted in nearly one in ten of all child injuries, followed by slides, climbing frames and trees.
The insurance provider has handled claims ranging from £20,000 to £100,000 and if those involved had failed to have the appropriate cover in place, it's likely that they would have had to sell their house in order to meet these payouts.
Head of Direct Line Home Insurance Katie Lomas said: "If you regularly look after friends’ or families’ children or are throwing a kids party on your property it is worth investigating whether your home insurance comes with public liability cover, as this could save you money and hassle in the long run."
If you or your child has been involved in an accident and you feel you deserve compensation for what has happened, make sure you get in touch with one of our injury claim solicitors in Stockport. We have years of experience behind us and will be able to get you the compensation you deserve, helping you to understand what will need to happen in order to make your complaint, as well as letting you know how much it is likely to cost and how long it will take.