Playing sports is an integral part of school life. Many of us remember playing a variety of sports at school. Some people might even have picked up a love of a particular sport in this way.
Regardless of the sport in question, school sports lessons should always be as safe as possible. No child should be at any undue risk while taking part in the lessons. While injuries can happen, they should not occur as a result of negligence on the part of teachers or the school as a whole.
The importance of risk assessments
There have been cases where school sports injury compensation has been won as a result of a lack of risk assessment taking place prior to the incident. Either that or the risk assessment was done, but any recommendations it made were not put into action.
For example the assessment may have found the running track was uneven and possibly dangerous to use as it was not fit for purpose. If the pupils were instructed to continue using it anyway and one of them broke their ankle while running on it, this might lead to a successful compensation claim.
Risk assessments are only part of the picture. Many people who work in this industry know only too well that compensation can be won if negligence can be proven in some other way. It helps to have all the information and facts about what happened, but a professional lawyer can usually gather together the facts if you don’t have them all at your disposal.
Beginning your claim for school sports injury compensation
If you feel you do have a case to argue on behalf of your child, or indeed if you are a teacher who has been injured while taking a sports lesson, it makes sense to get some advice from experienced lawyers as quickly as you can. You do have a three-year period in which to make a claim though, so bear this in mind.
With Accident Advice Helpline on your side it might be easier to make a claim than you think. All you have to do to speak to one of our team is to call 0800 689 0500. Once you get in touch with us we can determine how likely it is that you’d be able to win compensation. Benefit from our expert information and advice today.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident at school