When your child goes on a school trip it can be a big experience, both for them and for their parents. Ski trips are sometimes organised to give the children a chance to try a different sport, and to discover a different country as well.
School ski trip compensation will be the last thing on your mind as a parent of a child going on one of these trips. Yet while the vast majority of trips of any kind are completed without incident, there can potentially be problems occurring that lead to one or more pupils suffering injuries. For example a fall on the slopes could lead to a broken leg, while an accident elsewhere in the ski resort could also mean injuries for one or more of the pupils there.
Is it likely you could claim school ski trip compensation?
It all depends on the circumstances your child finds themselves in. For instance, accidents do happen when someone is skiing. You’ll take the odd tumble and that won’t be anyone’s fault. However there might also be the potential for people to be hurt simply because someone else was negligent.
For instance, maybe some obstacles on the slopes were not clearly marked as such, and your child hits one of them as a result. Similarly they might even be injured slipping over in the restaurant in the chalet or other accommodation they are staying in. This too can lead to injury that can ruin a holiday.
What should you do?
UK law is one thing, but if your child is injured while staying at a foreign ski resort, who is to blame? As you can see, it becomes even more important to contact an experienced company such as Accident Advice Helpline if you believe you have the chance to make a no win, no fee* claim for compensation regarding an accident your child has had on a school trip like this.
Indeed, any type of school trip that results in injury to your child is worth looking into. The best way to find out more is to call us on 0800 689 0500 to see whether a claim could be a possibility. One of our lawyers may be able to take your case forward to try and get compensation for you and your child if they believe you have a very strong case.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident at school