Most people recognise that spinal injuries can be extremely serious. In the worst-case scenario such an injury can be fatal. In other cases an individual suffering from this type of injury can find themselves paralysed to some degree. This is undoubtedly a life-changing injury that can have a profound effect on the person concerned and their family as well.
It is thankfully exceptionally rare for a pupil attending any type of school to suffer an injury of this nature while they are on the premises. However we all recognise that accidents can happen.
If something should go wrong while a pupil is on the school premises, the parents will want to know what happened. This is particularly the case when the pupil is severely hurt, as would be the case in this situation.
What is the likelihood of claiming school spinal injury compensation?
Every case is different. A spinal injury will always be serious but some people are able to recover from them with no ill effects. Others will be permanently affected, as we have already seen. As such it is imperative that proper legal advice is taken if there is any chance that school spinal injury compensation might be a possibility.
It is also worth knowing that a claim can potentially be made at any time within three years after the accident occurs. This is good to know because the furthest thing from your mind when the accident happens will be to claim compensation for whatever injuries are suffered.
Has your son or daughter received an injury of this type?
If they have, and you think the school may have been responsible for it, you should definitely give the team working at Accident Advice Helpline a call. If you can call us as soon as you can, we can advise you on whether a claim could be likely to reach a successful conclusion.
It can be confusing and stressful to know where you stand and what needs to be done in this situation. This is why it is imperative to call.
Our number is totally free on 0800 689 0500, and you can always get in touch to get access to free no-obligation legal advice. If your son or daughter is entitled to a payout for school spinal injury compensation, it could be significant, so find out more as soon as you can.
Date Published: October 25, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead