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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 head injury compensation

    The last thing any pupil would expect to happen during the average day at school would be to have an injury of some description. Injuries can range from the very minor to the more severe, but in the grand scheme of things head injuries can be particularly worrisome.

    A head injury can involve cuts, bruises, concussion or even brain damage in the most severe of cases. Regardless of the severity, if the head injury was not the fault of the pupil, there could be potential to receive school head injury compensation.

    Determining whether or not a pupil is entitled to compensation

    School head injury compensation may be payable if the injury was caused through someone else’s negligence. For example, let’s suppose a group of pupils are learning how to throw the javelin. There should be a safe area in which all the pupils should be able to stand while someone else is practising their throw. If a risk assessment has not been done (or the outcome of one has been ignored), someone might end up being hit in the head by a javelin.

    This is just one example. Something could fall off the wall onto a pupil’s head and injure them that way. If the offending item was not properly secured to the wall it could mean the person who placed it there was negligent. As you can see, it is important to determine the facts of the situation so you can work out whether compensation could be payable.

    Getting the answers

    If your son or daughter has received a head injury at school, it makes sense to get proper legal advice regarding the situation as soon as possible. Once you know the extent of their injuries you can contact a no win, no fee* lawyer who may be able to secure a compensation payout for you.

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    Accident Advice Helpline is here and waiting to help you if we possibly can. Get in touch now by calling us free on 0800 689 0500. Once you get in touch we can assess the likelihood of making and winning your claim.

    With our help you could be in line for compensation, if you act on behalf of your son or daughter after they have been injured at school. We could help, so call as soon as you can to find out more about your situation.

    Date Published: October 22, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.