Skull injuries can be potentially quite dangerous. You can fall and hit your head, or something can fall onto it. While head injuries don’t commonly occur in schools, there is always the chance something could go wrong in some way.
Pupils might be injured while playing sports or by something falling onto them if it is not properly secured to a wall, for example. Such instances are rare but there is always the isolated chance something might go wrong.
School head injury compensation will take into account a variety of things. For example, the severity of the injury will play a significant part in helping to decide any compensation that is awarded. The longevity of the injury will also be relevant. If the head injury leaves a pupil with epilepsy for example, this could affect them for the rest of their life.
The importance of risk assessments
Risk assessments are very important in all manner of different situations. For example, if sports lessons are to take place somewhere in the school, the nature of the lesson and the surroundings should both be taken into account. The school has a duty of care to look after everyone who uses it, including pupils, teachers and other staff members. This is partly what a risk assessment helps to do.
If your child has received head injuries in an accident that has occurred at school, you have a right to find out exactly what happened. If the school is found to be negligent to some degree, there is a chance that school skull injury compensation could be paid to you on behalf of your child.
How can you find out where you stand from a legal viewpoint?
Legal matters can be complex and lengthy. However, don’t be put off seeking legal advice just when you really need it the most. Accident Advice Helpline has been around for 15 years, and we can provide you with the benefit of that experience today.
All you have to do is phone us on 0800 689 0500 so you can find out whether you have a chance to make a no win, no fee claim on behalf of your child.
With the assistance of a professional injury compensation lawyer, you could fight your case and potentially win a claim if you have a strong position to argue from. We could help, so call now.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead