In this day and age, claims against schools are becoming increasingly common. While it is a murky area, particularly because so many children go to school, there is a significant degree of a duty of care that schools must provide which means that there is potentially a large number of compensation claims.
If a pupil’s safety is put at risk then they could be entitled to compensation.
Types of school accident claims
- Sports hall accidents – accidents from gym or physical education
- Accidents in the lunch room or in the assembly hall
- Accidents on the stairs
- Students assaulting one another
- School equipment accidents
- Accidents in the playground
- Health and safety mistake
While slips, trips and falls at schools are very common, there is a range of accidents that can’t be as easily avoided which brings in potential compensation claims.
Schools have a range of responsibilities that defines their duty of care and these include the following;
- All staff must be fully qualified and/or must have undertaken the necessary safety checks/training (teaching and non-teaching staff)
- There must be the adequate care provided by the school for each class
- All equipment, games and toys should be checked for health and safety and approved
- During all physical education play and games, health and safety must be adhered to at all times
- Specific sets of rules must apply when on a school trip or outing
- Every accident needs to be adequately recorded
Accident Advice Helpline can not only give you advice in seeking compensation for accidents such as slips, trips and falls or school-related injuries. We can also assist you in determining whether you have an eligible case to claim compensation if your injury could have been duly avoided.
Due to the sheer volume of potential injuries at schools, there is a maze of legal jargon, terms and conditions that we can assist you in sorting through. We could also help you retrieve the compensation you deserve for the harm and distress you or a loved one has suffered.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for a free initial consultation regarding the basics of your claim, and to establish if you have a case that is likely to succeed.
Date Published: July 22, 2015
Author: Accident Advice