P.E. lessons can divide children. Some love the opportunity to burn off some steam and escape the classroom while others dread spending time in the sports hall. Whether your child loves or hates their P.E. classes, you would expect them to return home at the end of the day injury-free. If your child has been injured in a school P.E. lesson, you may be thinking about filing a compensation claim.
Can you claim if your child gets injured in a school P.E. lesson?
If you’re thinking about claiming compensation following an accident at school, it’s essential to determine who was liable for the incident. In many cases, accidents happen because a child loses their footing, trips over their shoelaces or they aren’t looking where they’re going. Many accidents are harmless, but this is not always the case. If you are considering claiming compensation for an accident during a P.E. lesson, you must be able to prove that your child was not liable. If they were injured in a school P.E. lesson as a result of using faulty equipment or the gym didn’t meet safety standards, for example, the school would have to assume responsibility for the accident, and you would have grounds to make a claim.
It is not possible for children to claim compensation, but a responsible adult, usually the parent or guardian, can claim on their behalf.
What should I do next?
If you think that your child has been a victim of negligence, whether it was intentional or not, you may be eligible for compensation. Gather as much information about the incident as possible, and then contact Accident Advice Helpline. You’ll be able to discuss the details of your claim with our friendly advisers and if you want to pursue the claim, it will be passed over to one of our experienced injury lawyers. Our legal team will put a case together using the evidence you provide, and we will do everything we can to help you claim compensation for an accident at school. We have more than 15 years of experiencing in helping clients to make personal injury claims, and the majority of our clients don’t have to go to court. If your child has been injured at school, call us now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, or take the 30-second eligibility test online.
Date Published: April 20, 2017
Author: Accident Advice