You’d think a school lesson would be relatively safe, wouldn’t you? In truth you would be correct. With that said however, there have been incidents in the past where either the teacher or a pupil has been injured in some way.
These injuries can vary in severity depending on what happens. For instance a cabinet may fall off the wall and hit a child or the teacher, or an assistant. The screen that is pulled down and used with a projector might come free from the ceiling and hit the teacher.
Even something as simple as a highly-polished wooden floor might become too dangerous and slippery to walk on, and cause one or more children to slip over.
Could these incidents lead to school lesson injury compensation?
They may do but it would depend on the exact nature of the incident. For a compensation claim such as this to be successful, you would need to be able to provide enough evidence to prove that negligence was to blame.
The amount of school lesson injury compensation you may win could depend on the injuries you suffer. It would depend on the part (or parts) of the body that were injured and how bad those injuries were. When there is evidence of long-term damage the award is likely to be higher. All these factors will play a part in determining how much you may win.
Could we help you win any compensation?
There may be a chance to win school lesson injury compensation if you have been injured, either as a pupil, a teacher or as an assistant or other school worker, within the last three years. The best way to find out whether this is the case is to call Accident Advice Helpline.
We have been helping people find out whether they can win compensation for the past 15 years. You may become the next person we could help, but we will only know for sure if you call us on 0800 689 0500.
Don’t let a potential chance for compensation disappear because you didn’t get in touch quickly enough. It doesn’t matter whether you have recovered from your injury or not. If you get in touch we may be able to match you with one of our team of lawyers who has the right experience in the right area of expertise to help you out.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead