Secondary schools are usually for students aged from about 10 years to 16 years old. It is the school where you will take your year 9 SATs and your GCSEs so it is one of the most important educational establishments. However, the mere fact that there are so many children and teenagers around makes this a potential accident claim zone.
What types of personal injury claims could occur at a secondary school?
One of the most common injury would be from a slip, trip or fall. This could be from uneven paving, sustaining a trip injury from another student or from simply tripping over your own feet which teenagers often do. Yet, some of these slip, trip and fall injuries will not be cause for an accident claim.
Which slip, trip or fall injuries could I make a claim for?
The simple answer is many instances, as long as it wasn’t your fault. This could be a spillage that was neither signposted as slippery or cleaned up straight away to uneven flooring from lack of maintenance to the grounds. It could also include boxes placed in the middle of the room or icy pavements which have not been dealt with.
If your slip, trip or fall has meant loss of earnings or medical expenses then you could seek compensation for this to help alleviate any money worries after the accident.
So if you have had a slip, trip or fall within a secondary school or any establishment within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault speak to Accident Advice Helpline to see whether you could make a claim. With 15 years worth of experience our team of lawyers can help make the claims process as easy and stress-free as possible and you may be able to settle your slip, trip or fall claim without even stepping foot in a court room.
To find out if you could be eligible to make a slip, trip or fall claim call Accident Advice Helpline on our 24-hour free phone via 0800 689 0500 or take our simple 30-second compensation calculator test online to see how much your potential claim could be worth.
Date Published: February 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice