Sending your child to nursery can be a daunting experience for both children and parents – you’re leaving them either all day or for part of the day in the care of complete strangers. Yet it’s also an exciting time, as you know they’re going to be learning and socialising with other children. We expect our children to be safe at nursery in the care of qualified, experienced teachers and nursery nurses, but what about when things go wrong?
If your child has been injured and you believe staff at the school have been negligent, you might find you could claim nursery school compensation. You can trust Accident Advice Helpline to get you the compensation your child deserves, as we’ve been helping people claim personal injury compensation since 2000.
Accidents at a nursery
You might be wondering, “What kind of accidents could happen at a nursery?” With so many children under the age of five running around, accidents can easily happen, usually when children are left unsupervised. It could be that your child has had an accident in the playground when left unsupervised on the climbing frame or swing, or they might have bumped their head on something whilst playing in the nursery and sustained a serious injury. Food poisoning could occur if the children’s food is contaminated in the nursery kitchen, or faulty play equipment or toys could cause lacerations or other injuries.
It’s important to realise that sometimes accidents are just accidents that couldn’t have been avoided, but if you feel that staff could have done more to prevent your child’s accident from happening – for example, if faulty toys or a lack of supervision led to their accident – then you could claim nursery school compensation. Don’t worry if money is tight as Accident Advice Helpline’s professional personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so there are no expensive legal fees to stress you out.
Your right to claim
Don’t be one of those people who steers clear of making a personal injury claim for fear of what other people might think. There might be talk of a ‘compensation culture’ sweeping the nation, but if your child has genuinely been injured and their nursery is to blame, you’re entitled to claim compensation on their behalf. Whether they have suffered cuts and bruises, broken bones or even a serious head injury after a fall from a climbing frame, Accident Advice Helpline can help you get the compensation you deserve. Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 for advice, with no obligation to proceed.
Date Published: September 25, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton