We send our kids off to school in the morning and expect that they’ll have a good day, returning home safe at the end of it. Finding out your child has been injured at school is every parent’s nightmare, and if your little one has come home with an injury, claiming negligent school compensation could be on the cards. We know that money can be tight when you’re providing for a family, so Accident Advice Helpline’s personal injury lawyers can help you claim negligent school compensation on a 100% no win, no fee* basis. But how has your child been injured?
What’s gone wrong?
It could be that your child wasn’t properly supervised in class or whilst playing in the playground. They may have been injured by another pupil or faulty equipment, such as a faulty computer in the classroom or a damaged swing in the playground. Or perhaps they have slipped on food or drink spilt on the floor or been struck down by food poisoning after eating in the school canteen. It’s up to the school to ensure your child stays safe throughout the day, and if they have failed to take steps to protect children whilst they’re on the premises, they could be held liable for their injuries.
Common injuries sustained at school include:
- Broken bones, strains and sprains from slips, trips and falls
- Facial or head injuries caused by a faulty toy or collision with another child
- Food poisoning after eating in the school canteen
- Back or head injuries and broken bones after falling from height – for example from a climbing frame or through a window
- Head injuries from objects falling from height
- Injured whilst crossing the road on a school trip – being hit by a car, motorbike or even a cyclist
Whether your child has been seriously injured or has suffered cuts, bruises and broken bones after an accident at school, it’s normal to feel angry. But why not take action instead and make a claim for compensation if their school has been negligent?
Will you need to go to court?
If your child is in hospital or at home recovering from their injuries, the last thing you need is any more stress. But most personal injury claims never end up in court and it’s likely Accident Advice Helpline can process your claim in full over the phone. Your child deserves to be safe when they go to school, and if they have been injured as a result of their school’s negligence, you can find out whether you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation by calling us on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton
Category: Accident at school