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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 school athletics injury compensation

    Planning is a crucial part of any school lesson or subject. Proper planning means children can learn a lot from each lesson, regardless of the subject. In the case of school athletics, they can also be kept safe from any potential accidents or problems that may arise.

    Very few pupils will find themselves in a situation that could result in school athletics injury compensation being claimed by their parents. However there is the potential for this to happen if a child is hurt while taking part in a lesson of this nature. It all depends on how the injury occurred and who is to blame.

    The issue of negligence

    Negligence is a word that crops up quite often in compensation cases, and for good reason. It forms the main question that must be asked if you want to know whether someone else was responsible for causing an accident in which you were injured.

    Athletics lessons should always be carefully planned out in advance. Health and safety is just as important in schools as it is in the workplace. This means the health and well-being of the pupils must be borne in mind when planning lessons involving sports (and indeed all other subjects as well). Athletics involves both track and field events, and therefore each separate sport should be provided and supervised in a proper manner.

    How could someone be injured?

    School athletics injury compensation could be given to pupils who have been hurt by a javelin, for example. Other potential dangers come from throwing the discus or handling other equipment where health and safety has not been paid attention to. If long jump pits are to be used for that particular sport, they should be checked and prepared so they are confirmed to be safe. A track used for sprinting and long-distance racing should also be in good condition at all times.

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    The team at Accident Advice Helpline is here to answer any questions or queries you have about an accident your child has been involved in at school. Call us on 0800 689 0500 and you will soon be able to find out whether a compensation claim might be possible to take forward in your case. We could match you with one of our leading lawyers, who could successfully conclude your case on your behalf. Call now and get the right answers.

    Date Published: October 25, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Category: Accident at school

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