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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

    How to claim dinner lady injury compensation


    As a dinner lady in a school, you won’t work all day, but the hours you do work can be quite intense. You will be responsible for making sure the pupils can eat in a safe environment and that no pupils become out of control. The canteen should always be safe to use and dinner ladies will need to make sure there are no spillages as well. If there are, they should be clearly marked and dealt with quickly so there is no chance of anyone falling over in them.

    Dinner ladies are rarely injured while doing their job, but there could be instances where they are burned or scalded if they are near the kitchen area. They may occasionally need to collect special meals for children who have allergies. Similarly they will likely monitor the children’s behaviour so they do not get out of hand. It would be quite uncommon for a dinner lady to be hit by or otherwise hurt by a child.

    Slips, trips and falls

    These types of accidents are reasonably common in all kinds of workplaces and situations. However, they can also occur to dinner ladies working in a school canteen. If you experience an injury from slipping, tripping or falling while at work, you have a right to find out whether it was down to negligence. If someone else was responsible for your accident you could claim dinner lady injury compensation.

    Playground accidents can also occur because the duties of a dinner lady will often involve monitoring the behaviour of children in the playground after lunch as well. If you fall over on ice in the playground during the winter because no one had gritted the playground for example, you may be able to claim compensation for that.

    Are you able to make a claim?

    In order to have a chance of claiming any compensation, you have to make sure you can speak to a professional injury compensation lawyer. Accident Advice Helpline employs a variety of lawyers with experience in just these kinds of areas. As such you can find out whether you are able to make a claim simply by calling us as soon as possible.

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    The number you will need to do this is 0800 689 0500. You never pay anything to call us as this is a free enquiry line, so call now and find out more today.

    Date Published: September 24, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Category: Accident at work claim

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