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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 leg injury compensation


    Leg injuries can be frustrating, painful and problematic in several ways. They can occur in all kinds of settings too, including schools. While leg injuries are uncommon in schools, thanks to the dedication and attention paid to health and safety matters, they can still have the potential to happen from time to time.

    Pupils take part in all kinds of learning experiences at school. They also regularly take part in games and sports lessons, which opens the way for a greater chance of suffering an injury. Leg injuries can occur in other ways too though. Imagine for example a pupil slips over on black ice in the playground that has not been gritted. This could easily result in a painful leg injury.

    Could your child receive school leg injury compensation?

    Whenever an injury of this nature occurs, it is important to determine whether it occurred as the result of negligence. For example, if the playground wasn’t gritted (as in the example above) this could be counted as negligence. If a pupil is injured during a sports lesson and inadequate measures were taken to prevent such things happening, this might also be recognised as negligence.

    While some situations are clearer than others in relation to who is responsible, it is always a good idea to seek proper legal help and advice in a situation like this. If your child has received a leg injury of any kind – regardless of the severity of that injury – you have an opportunity to see whether school leg injury compensation could be payable.

    Taking the next step

    Of course your first priority will be to make sure your child is treated and receives whatever medical attention is required. Once this is done, you can consider taking steps to see whether you could get any compensation.

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    A professional injury compensation lawyer can advise you on your situation and gauge whether a payout might be possible. They will also be able to gauge how much might be paid in your own unique situation.

    For the answers you need to the questions you no doubt have, call Accident Advice Helpline today. Our number is always free to call on 0800 689 0500. There is no charge for our no-obligation advice service either. One of our experienced lawyers may be able to handle your case on your behalf, so find out more now.

    Date Published: October 22, 2015

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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