When your child is injured at playschool or nursery, it can be a very distressing experience for both youngster and parents. From slips, trips and falls, to food-related illnesses and lacerations, children are prone to accidents due to their lack of awareness and keenness to play and explore.
That being said, when your child was accepted into nursery or school, you put your trust in the carers, nurses and teaching staff to ensure your child’s health and safety while on the premises.
If you feel that your child has suffered harm due to negligence, you could be able to claim personal injury compensation for the injury or illness they have endured.
Is my child eligible for personal injury compensation?
If your child has suffered from a school-related illness or injury caused by an accident that was someone else’s fault, it is likely that you will have an eligible case to claim compensation.
It is important that the accident in question occurred within the last three years and you are able to provide evidence surrounding the injuries or illness sustained. For example, you may have visited the GP with a school food-related illness, or the Accident and Emergency department following a fall on the playground.
Photographs of any injuries as well as the issue that caused the accident at school are also helpful. Objective witness accounts, or details, could also be beneficial.
Some common school-related injury claims are caused by:
- Slips and trips on the school grounds
- Food poisoning
- Lifting and/or carrying heavy items
- Faulty school property, including PE equipment, desks, chairs, play materials
- Asbestos exposure
- Sports day, swimming lessons or PE classes (sport-related injuries)
- Playground accidents
Accident Advice Helpline
Established in 2000, Accident Advice Helpline now has years of experience in assisting victims of personal injury. No matter your individual circumstances, Accident Advice Helpline will work with you on a no-win no-fee* basis to ensure your child receives the compensation they are entitled to for their accident at school.
All compensation claims are unique, therefore Accident Advice Helpline offers a tailored service, 24 hours a day, seven days a week to ensure your claim is dealt with appropriately, conveniently and efficiently.
Call today on 0800 689 0500 for a free initial consultation, to determine whether your child has a case that is likely to succeed if pursued.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice