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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Can a parent make an injury claim against a school?


    Are you a parent who has been let down by your child’s school? Was your child injured after an accident which shouldn’t have been allowed to happen? If so, we understand you will be upset and may wish to get professional legal advice about your rights and what options are available to you. An injury claim against a school could result in a large sum of compensation.

    School dangers

    When your child is at school you trust that the teachers are taking care of your child’s health and safety while in their care. However, some parents have to receive a call from the school to inform them that their child has been involved in an accident, has been injured and will need medical attention.

    Was your child injured in the classroom, on the playground or at a school sporting event? Was your child hurt in the school car park, on a school trip or at a school event? Your child should be kept safe and if their accident happened because of negligence you should take action to ensure it can’t happen again – to your child or anyone else’s.

    Should I make an injury claim against a school?

    The school should legally have insurance to cover for any accident claims made against them so you needn’t worry that making a claim will have a detrimental effect on your child’s education. Making a claim may also highlight dangers and the lack of attention and awareness to health and safety in the building.

    Schools, like businesses, should follow health and safety law. If your child was injured while on school premises and you believe someone else was to blame then you need to get legal advice about what steps to take next. Accident Advice Helpline can offer you free guidance and support.

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    Our services are endorsed by consumer champion, Dame Esther Rantzen, and we also offer a no-win, no-fee* service for victims and their families. Accident Advice Helpline is a trusted law firm with years of experience and successful cases. To find out more with no obligation to make a claim, call our helpline today.

    Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 for mobiles) to see if you have the right to make an injury claim against a school following your child’s accident.

    Date Published: January 25, 2017

    Author: Rob Steen

    Category: Accident at school

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