Parents, who wish to pursue claims in West Lindsey for injuries their children have sustained at school through no fault of their own, should consider working with Accident Advice Helpline.
All schools, be they nursery, primary, secondary/comprehensive or grammar, have a duty of care to the children that attend them, to keep those children safe. However, children are naturally boisterous and injuries take place from time to time that are often the blame of the pupils themselves rather than the school. In these instances it would not be appropriate to attempt to claim personal injury compensation.
When claims in West Lindsey can be levelled at schools
However, if a school, through lack of supervision, a faulty product, or poor maintenance to its buildings or grounds, was deemed responsible for causing an injury to a child, that school can be held to account and sued for personal injury financial compensation. This is true of course not only with claims in West Lindsey, but also with claims at any schools anywhere across the UK.
Most compensation claims for personal injuries are subject to a 3-year statute of limitations. There are however one or two notable exceptions, one of which relates to minors. When a minor is injured, the clock does not start ticking down in terms of the statute of limitations until the child’s 18th birthday. That’s not to say however that parents or guardians cannot launch the claim until the 18th birthday has been reached. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we always recommend launching a claim at the earliest opportunity.
The Accident Advice Helpline service package
All compensation claims that we help people to raise here at Accident Advice Helpline are raised under our no win no fee* promise. This promise means that claimants will not have to pay our legal fees if their claim should fail. It’s part of our overall service package, which comes highly recommended by the well-known ex people’s consumer champion, Dame Esther Rantzen.
If your child has been hurt at an incident at school and you’d like to find out how much compensation he/she could be due, you should take the Accident Advice Helpline 30-second test. Just locate the HOW MUCH compensation calculator (a copy of which can be found on virtually every page of this website) and answer four simple questions. The answers you give will help to validate your claim in theory, and will enable an estimate to be issued to you forecasting how much compensation you could be awarded.
Help, if you need it
Compensation claims involving children can sometimes be a little complicated. If at any stage you feel you would like some help, you can contact our customer support team using the free helpline service we provide by calling 0800 689 0500 from any UK-based landline. You can also use a mobile, although you will have to phone a different number, which is 0333 500 0993. Don’t lose sight of the fact that if you do use your mobile, your call provider will probably charge you for the call.
Although you don’t have to launch a personal injury claim for a minor until three years after their 18th birthday, the chances of success of the claim may benefit from being launched earlier. Why not call us today and set the wheels in motion?