Whether you work in a school or you have one or more children who attend one, you have a right to expect to be safe there at all times. Schools are rarely the site of people suffering from burns, but this doesn’t mean there is never any chance of something like this happening.
For example, many schools have a canteen that serves hot meals at lunchtimes. If your child is given a meal that is too hot, or is given a plate that is too hot to touch, they could receive a burn as a result. Similarly if you work in the kitchen of a school you might receive a burn when cooking meals or preparing ingredients for the school cooks. Either way the burn might be quite painful and prevent you from doing certain things at certain times.
When can school burns compensation be paid?
Cases like these are not that common. However if someone is burned while at school – regardless of whether it is a teacher, a pupil or another member of staff – they might have an opportunity to claim compensation for receiving that burn. For this to be the case, they have to prove the burn was caused by negligence on the part of another individual.
As you can imagine, it can be a lot easier to prove this when you have a professional injury compensation lawyer working on your behalf. It is easy to have your claim assessed too – all you have to do is contact a company such as Accident Advice Helpline. This will make it easier to work out whether your claim is warranted and whether someone else caused your burn to occur.
What about other types of burn?
Other burns may occasionally have the potential to occur in a school. For example a chemistry lesson will of course have chemicals present that must be used in lessons. These should be used under proper supervision as some of them could potentially cause burns if they are spilled. Another example might be a burn that is sustained through coming into contact with hot pipes or radiators, if they are exceptionally hot and can easily be touched by teachers and pupils alike.
Call now on 0800 689 0500 regardless of whether you or your child has received a burn. You may find you can make a no win, no fee claim.
Date Published: September 12, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead