School pupils are usually very safe when they go to school. It doesn’t matter what age they are or which school year they are in – the school has a duty to ensure no one is put in any potential danger by any means. This includes the pupils just as much as the teachers and indeed anyone else who might be on the premises.
Thankfully very few parents find themselves wondering whether they could claim school pupil injury compensation. No parent wants to see their child suffer, and receiving a phone call from their school informing them their child has been hurt is not a nice call to receive. While few children are injured at school, the potential for things to happen might exist in many ways.
What might happen to cause injury?
Slips and trips are quite common and in some cases they are caused when the child doesn’t look where they are going, or simply as a part of childhood. Not every accident will be the fault of another person. However if the child falls over and breaks their arm because the playground hadn’t been gritted and cleared of ice and snow, the school could be found negligent.
Similarly all lessons should be safe to attend with no potential for anything to go wrong. Risk assessments should take place in classrooms, on the sports field and in all other locations to ensure there is no risk any child could be involved in an accident.
Sporting accidents can often be prevented when appropriate risk assessments have been taken prior to the sports beginning. These should identify risks so steps can be taken to mitigate those risks. For example children should be standing in a safe area if javelin lessons are taking place so they are not hit by the javelin when it is thrown.
Could you win school pupil injury compensation?
If you are a parent wondering whether you could claim for your child, call Accident Advice Helpline now. We can provide you with no-obligation advice to help work out whether a claim is possible.
You only need one number – 0800 689 0500. Once you call us you can start getting the facts behind what happened, and our team could help you make a claim with the help of a professional injury compensation lawyer. The whole process could be simpler than you think.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead