Bullied schoolchildren often experience many problems in their lives. They may well try to avoid going to school because they fear what may happen when they run into their bullies there. They may withdraw from daily life, and in some cases, it can lead to potentially harrowing problems that occur in their private lives.
If your child has been bullied, you should report the incident (or incidents) to the school as promptly as possible. Your child has a right to feel safe and to go to school without fear of what may occur if they cross the paths of their bullies when they get there.
What injuries could bullied schoolchildren experience?
Injuries could range from cuts and scrapes to broken bones and perhaps even more serious injuries, too. While some children are bullied verbally, others are bullied physically. In every case, however, the outcome can be frightening and upsetting for the child concerned. Mental harm is just as devastating as physical harm, and indeed, while physical scars often heal well, mental scars can be left for a long time afterwards.
Supporting your child through this upsetting experience is very important. You will of course do all you can to make sure the bullying stops, and that your child receives appropriate medical care for any injuries they may have sustained.
Discussing the options and possibilities for seeking compensation
Compensation will probably be far from the first thing on your mind when you consider the fallout from a bullying episode. Bullied schoolchildren will be coping physically and emotionally with the experience, and you will want to protect your child and ensure they still have access to the lessons that are so important to them. It doesn’t matter what age they are, either – their school must provide a safe place of learning that can be relied upon day in, day out.
It may only be later that you start to wonder whether you could claim compensation in this situation. Since every instance of bullying is different, it is important to seek advice from someone who has legal experience of such cases. Calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile) is a good call to make. We have helped people in cases of bullied schoolchildren before, and there is a chance we could assist you in finding out more as well.
Date Published: March 30, 2017
Author: Rob Steen