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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    How to claim school yard injury compensation


    We all remember our days playing in the playground at school. Running around playing tag, climbing on climbing frames, whizzing down the slide – when you think about it, there are plenty of opportunities for accidents to happen in the playground that could lead to an injury. If your child has been injured and you believe that their school has been negligent, it could be that you’re eligible to claim school yard injury compensation on their behalf. It’s unlikely you’ll need to go to court, as Accident Advice Helpline can handle most claims over the phone, and our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis.

    How has your child been injured?

    Some school yard accidents are nobody’s fault, but there’s a difference between an accident that couldn’t be avoided and one which has been caused by the school’s negligence. For example, if your child falls from a faulty climbing frame or suffers lacerations from a damaged swing, the school has been negligent in failing to maintain its playground equipment. Perhaps your child has been injured after staff failed to provide proper supervision in the playground. Again, you could make a school yard injury compensation claim for their pain and suffering.

    Injuries suffered in the playground can range from minor injuries such as cuts and bruises to the more serious, life-changing injuries such as a head injury, spinal injury or facial injury. If your child has ended up in hospital or needed time off school to recover from their injuries, you could make a personal injury claim on their behalf. A head injury could affect their development and their ability to learn – it could even leave them permanently disabled, and if their school is at fault, you deserve to be compensated.

    Don’t delay – get in touch today

    There’s a three-year time limit to make a claim for personal injury compensation, so once your child is on the road to recovery, make sure you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you could make a claim. If you wait too long, you could miss out. It’s free to call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500, and you can get confidential, no-obligation advice on your child’s accident from our expert advisors. What’s more, our team has 15 years’ experience handling personal injury claims, so you know you’re in good hands when it comes to making a claim with us.

    Date Published: November 30, 2015

    Author: Paula Beaton

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