First Personal Injury

First Personal Injury

February 15, 2010 03:00 ET

More Families Seek Legal Advice on Maclaren Pushchair Injuries

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Feb. 15, 2010) - Late last year Accident Claims Solicitors, First Personal Injury reported on the issue of the one million folding pushchairs manufactured by the British company Maclaren being recalled in the USA, because of reports of children suffering injuries and losing fingers after getting their hands caught in the hinge mechanism.

Since then, 15 UK families have sought legal advice and First Personal Injury is receiving calls on a daily basis from UK parents and urges more to phone their freephone number, where the personal injury team will answer any questions about injuries caused by the pushchairs. The reported accidents, which date back several years, involve injuries ranging from lacerations to children's fingers through to fingertips being cut off as if guillotined. One child needed plastic surgery to repair her fingertip.

Maclaren has not undertaken a recall in the UK, as the pushchairs do conform to European safety standards but the company has agreed to offer UK owners of affected Maclaren buggies the same safety kit that US consumers have been offered.

The affected models include the Volo, Triumph, Quest Sport, Quest Mod, Techno XT, TechnoXLR, Twin Triumph, Twin Techno and Easy Traveller. The recall in the US covers pushchairs manufactured in the last ten years.

Managing Partner of First Personal Injury, Michael Jefferies, comments: "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 that they need to be aware of the dangers. If you or your child has suffered an injury because of one of these pushchairs get in touch with an accident claims solicitor like First Personal Injury. You could be entitled to make a claim for compensation against the manufacturer or the person who sold it to you. First Personal Injury can be contacted on FREEPHONE 0800 014 1629 or by filling in an online form at firstpersonalinjury.co.uk.

"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 three years after their 18th birthday to make a claim for compensation.

First Personal Injury operates on a no win no fee** basis which means you do not pay for our legal services whether you win or lose and you will receive 100% of the compensation awarded to you."

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.

** Please note - In limited circumstances, fees may be charged when your claim is not successful. These specific limited circumstances are set out in our No Win No Fee Agreement. In addition, if you fail to attend a medical appointment arranged for you, the doctor may charge a non-attendance fee

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