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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

    Claiming compensation for an injury at school


    Schools are naturally very busy places. Every morning they open their gates to welcome in hundreds of pupils of various ages, all ready to tackle another day at school. For the most part everything goes smoothly on a daily basis and there are no accidents or incidents that take place. Every school has a duty to look after its pupils while they are there, and the potential for accidents to happen is identified and minimised as much as possible.

    However if something should happen to your child while they are at school it is only natural to want to find out more. There are occasions when claiming compensation for an injury at school makes perfect sense, in order to rectify a situation that involved a child getting hurt.

    Potential hazards can crop up all over the place, although most of them are assessed and minimised as mentioned above. If there is negligence involved however, a child may have an accident that could reasonably have been prevented. In this case there could be the potential for compensation to be determined as a result of a court case.

    How common is it to suffer an injury at school?

    Every day thousands upon thousands of children attend schools up and down the country. The vast majority of them go home without anything untoward happening in between. However there is always the potential for things to go wrong or to happen that involve a child getting injured or hurt in some way. Even when the environment is safe there is the chance for children to potentially fall or injure themselves in some other way. Having access to first aid treatment on site is a good way to ensure injuries are assessed and treated as quickly as possible if they do occur.

    Are you thinking of claiming compensation for an injury at school?

    Every year a small number of parents do just that. Some of them call us here at Accident Advice Helpline first, to determine where they stand from a legal point of view. This should be your first move as well, if your child has been injured and you think you could make a no win, no fee* claim. Take the 30-second online test we’ve provided for you and get some fast answers before calling our free 24/7 enquiry line to speak to someone from our team.

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    Date Published: October 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.