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August 15th 2018

Andy Uridge

Nursery admits fault for baby’s burns injuries after legal case brought by parents

Nursery admits fault for baby’s burns injuries after legal case brought by parents

An eight-month-old baby boy suffered third degree burns after a pot of scolding hot gravy was spilled over him at his nursery. The boy suffered extensive burns to his left arm, which required six months of treatment at a specialist burns hospital.

An eight-month-old baby boy suffered third degree burns after a pot of scolding hot gravy was spilled over him at his nursery. The boy suffered extensive burns to his left arm, which required six months of treatment at a specialist burns hospital.

Legal Process

As part of a personal injury claim through Hudgell Solicitors, the nursery admitted liability for both the accident and the injuries suffered, agreeing a damages settlement with the boy’s parents. A settlement was agreed without the need for a court hearing. Damages were also recovered on behalf of the boy’s mother for the significant impact on her.

Settlement


Damages were agreed on behalf of the baby and his mother without the need for a court hearing as the nursery admitted being at fault for both the accident and the injuries caused as a result.

Hudgell Solicitors comment

Andy Uridge, of Hudgell Solicitors, who handled the legal claim on the family’s behalf, said: “In cases such as this the motivating factor for parents is to ensure people are held to account, admit fault, and that lessons are learned as a result.
“It is certainly to be hoped that has been the case here. The saving grace was that the boy made an excellent recovery due to the exceptional medical care he received and he is now well. It could have been so much worse.”

Client comment


The baby’s mother said: “It was never about money, it was about highlighting the very serious failings at the nursery. There were just so many things wrong they must have learned lessons. It is why we took legal action.”

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