Have you had a fall in a school cafeteria? There are many reasons why you might slip, trip or fall in a school cafeteria. Wet floors, discarded food and spilt drinks can all cause falls, and if you have had an accident that could have been avoided and wasn’t your fault, we can help. It’s not just pupils that we can get compensation for – we can also help you get justice if you were a member of staff or a visitor. The people in charge of the facilities have a duty of care to you and if your accident was caused by their recklessness or negligence, there’s a very good chance you will be able to get the compensation you deserve.
A hazardous environment
Falls can cause severe injuries, and a fall in a school cafeteria could lead to broken bones and head injuries to give just two examples. Maybe you used a faulty appliance such as a kettle and scalded yourself? This would also be a good reason to seek compensation. Perhaps a member of staff’s carelessness led to you being scalded by a hot drink? If this did happen, we can help.
Strains and sprains can also result from falls, and you could be out of action for a long time if the fall caused you to hit your head on the floor. You will normally have three years from the date of the accident to make claim, though you may have longer if the accident occurred whilst you were a pupil or student, depending on your age at the time.
The compensation paid out can cover all sorts of costs, including medical bills, lost earnings arising from the time taken off work to recover, fares for hospital visits and more. Canteens and cafeterias can be more dangerous than you might expect. They can get extremely busy, and there are all sorts of ways of coming to harm in this type of environment.
Making a claim if you fall in a school cafeteria
Contact Accident Advice Helpline today if you have been injured whilst using a school cafeteria and it wasn’t your fault. We have worked on a wide range of school-related cases and will do everything we can to bring you compensation if we do think you have a case. Call 0800 689 0500 (landline) or 0333 500 0993 (mobile) to find out more.
Date Published: May 2, 2017
Author: Accident Advice