When you send your child off to school on a school bus, you expect them to get there and return safely; essentially you are trusting the bus driver and bus company with their safety. Whilst most school buses are safe forms of transport, accidents can and do happen – sometimes they are nobody’s fault, but other times careless drivers, poorly maintained vehicles or even overhanging branches can cause accidents which could leave your child with a school bus injury.
Injuries sustained in a school bus accident could range from minor to serious, and could include:
- Cuts and bruises
- Broken bones
- Head injury
- Eye injuries
- Crush injuries
If your child has sustained a school bus injury, you might be wondering if you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation on their behalf. Contact a personal injury lawyer for advice and you’ll usually be able to find out then and there whether you have a viable claim.
How to make a claim
Provided it’s three years or less since your child’s accident, you can speak to a personal injury lawyer to find out whether it’s possible to make a claim for compensation – so don’t miss the deadline. They’ll normally discuss what happened with you and may liaise with other professional bodies such as the police to gain a clearer view of the accident.
If you are eligible to make a claim, be aware that the amount of compensation received may differ from other families whose children were injured – the compensation amount will take into account any pain and suffering as well as loss of earnings, for example if you had to take time off work to care for your child, and any medical costs incurred.
Why should you choose us?
It’s simple – Accident Advice Helpline has 14 years’ experience helping people just like you claim compensation. We’re backed by our patron, UK consumer champion Esther Rantzen, and personal injury law is our speciality, so you know you’ll receive a high standard of service.
We offer confidential advice to all our customers, and there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim, so you can call us day or night to find out more about the claims process – we are open 24/7. We also work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so you don’t need to worry about how you will afford expensive upfront legal fees.
Date Published: November 16, 2014
Author: David Brown