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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

    What to do if your child is injured in school


    When you wave goodbye to your child at the school gates each weekday morning, you expect them to be safe. You expect them to have a good time while they are at school, and that nothing will happen to them.

    For the most part, this is true. Very few schools ever go through any incidents that end up with one or more pupils being injured in any way. However, if your child is injured in school, you have every right to find out exactly what happened. Their injuries could be relatively small in nature, or they could be far more serious. While these instances are rare, that knowledge does not settle your mind when it is your child that has been hurt.

    Finding out what happened

    Of course, you will want to know how your child was injured in the first place. The circumstances are very important, and you will want to discover whether they did anything to cause the accident or whether someone else was potentially negligent. The people in charge of the school must ensure it is safe for every child to attend. While this is almost always the case, there have been instances where standards have potentially slipped.

    For instance, let’s say your child was playing on some playground equipment during break time. If the equipment was unstable, or not bolted to the ground securely, it could have become unbalanced and your child could have fallen as a result. There may be potential risks inside the school as well. Perhaps a wall cabinet or even the whiteboard is not properly fixed to the wall, thus creating a potential hazard that could cause injury.

    What could you do if your child is injured in school?

    If you have been faced with this situation, you will know how upsetting it can be. Your first priority will be to collect your child and see how badly hurt they are. They may require a trip to A&E or treatment of some other kind, depending on how they have been injured.

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    Once you have dealt with that though, why not give Accident Advice Helpline a call? You can do this free of charge on 0800 689 0500 and when you do, you have an opportunity to speak with a friendly advisor who can tell you whether you might win a compensation claim.

    Date Published: February 16, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Category: Accident at school

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