We all remember taking PE lessons at school. PE, or physical education, can involve all kinds of different activities. For example it can mean going out into the school field to jog or play rounders.
It might mean playing in the school gym or using various items of equipment to exercise with. There are really lots of possibilities here, but the main aim is to ensure all the pupils get regular exercise and understand the importance of being fit and healthy.
Every school has a duty to make sure its pupils can take part in their PE lessons safely. Injuries can and do happen, but most of the time they do not occur due to negligence of any kind. It is only the rare occasions when something like that does happen that you may potentially end up with a case where PE lesson injury compensation could be payable.
What types of injuries could occur?
While most injuries are usually of a minor nature, there is the potential for more serious injuries to occur. For example if a pupil falls off exercise equipment that is not fit for purpose, they could end up breaking one or more bones or suffering a head injury.
In some cases pupils could be injured if something falls on them, or if they are not properly instructed to perform actions or manoeuvres during class.
From cuts and bruises to broken bones and more serious injuries, any of these could be simple accidents. Yet if negligence is involved and there is proof that someone else was negligent in some manner, there is a good chance a PE lesson injury compensation claim could be a success.
Knowing what to do and when
The thought of making a claim can put some people off even trying. However, if you contact Accident Advice Helpline and we think you have a good chance of success, we will support your claim on a no win, no fee* basis.
We can take care of everything for you and you’ll find the process could be a lot easier than you may think.
Just call 0800 689 0500 now to get things started. Find out whether you could make a claim on behalf of your school-age child and see whether there is a chance of being compensated for injuries that were not your child’s fault. Call us now.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident at school