Accident in school playgrounds are inevitable – how many times has your child come home with cuts and bruises? But there is a world of difference between an accident that couldn’t be avoided and one which was the result of school staff negligence. You expect your child to be supervised at all times whilst they’re playing in the school playground, but if they come home with unexpected injuries, there’s a chance you could claim school playground injury compensation if you feel the school has been negligent.
Accident Advice Helpline’s team knows you don’t need any more stress; you just want the best for your children. That’s why our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so you can make a stress-free claim without worrying about expensive upfront legal fees.
How has your child been injured?
School playground accidents can occur in seconds if children are not properly supervised, and over the years, Accident Advice Helpline has handled hundreds of claims for school playground injury compensation. Perhaps the most common type of accident is a fall from height, where children could fall from a damaged climbing frame or off a slide. This could be caused by faulty equipment or a lack of supervision – or a combination of the two. Slips and trips are also common, usually leading to minor injuries such as grazes, cuts, bumps and bruises. But occasionally a slip or trip could be more serious when one child collides with another, leading to head injuries such as a mild concussion or bruising.
Injuries could also be caused by faulty equipment – for example your child could be flung off a damaged swing or have their foot crushed after it becomes caught under a roundabout. Serious injuries could mean not only time off school to recover, affecting their confidence as well as their education, they could also result in the need for ongoing medical treatment or care as they get older.
Get the compensation your child deserves
When you make a claim for compensation after your child has been injured, we’ll carefully consider a number of factors, including the extent of their injuries, how their injuries will impact their life and any financial losses you may have suffered as a parent. You may have needed to take time off work yourself to look after your injured child, or perhaps they have been left permanently disabled after a serious injury and you have hired a care assistant to help around the house.
Whatever has happened, you can trust Accident Advice Helpline to get you the compensation your child deserves, and you can call us on 0800 689 0500 for confidential, no-obligation advice at any time after their accident.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton