Given the very nature of schools and their pupils, it goes without saying that there are myriad potential school-related accidents waiting to happen each and every day. This being said, injuries suffered at school vary in severity, from little slips, trips and falls, to more severe illnesses caused by asbestos exposure.
In the case of injuries suffered at school, if your child has experienced an accident or illness and you believe a third party is to blame, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation on their behalf.
Common injuries suffered at school
While general trips and falls in the playground, as part of typical child play, cannot really be claimed for, there are a number of common injuries suffered at school, where liability does lie in the hands of the schools itself.
These common injuries suffered at school include, but are not limited to:
- Trips and falls in the school or on the playground due to poorly maintained or understaffed areas
- Contact with asbestos
- Strains and sprains from over-exertion, for example, from carrying out additional chores such as manoeuvring furniture
- Physical Education accidents
- Fractures, lacerations and bruising due to defective equipment
In the case that your child sustains injuries suffered at school, it is important that the incident is recorded within the school’s incident reports and that you seek medical attention on behalf of your child, as soon as possible.
Claiming for injuries suffered at school
Whether your child has experienced a fall during an unsupervised PE activity or contracted food poisoning due to poor school kitchen conditions, no matter the nature of their school-related illness or injury, Accident Advice Helpline can help you recover the compensation your child deserves for the harm and distress they have endured.
So long as the accident in question occurred within the last three years, and you are able to provide both proof of liability and medical evidence to support your claim, it is likely that you will have a case that is eligible to claim personal injury compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline
For a free initial consultation and to discuss the claims process, speak with a member of our friendly team today. Should you decide to go ahead, our legal team works on a no-win, no-fee basis, ensuring there’s no financial risk to you or your family.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
Date Published: April 6, 2016
Author: Accident Advice