Schools deal with hundreds of pupils every day, all moving from one area to the next in pursuit of their studies. As such they are busy places so it is perhaps no surprise to learn that school accidents are not that uncommon.
It’s not just pupils who can suffer injuries while at school. Plenty of adults are in schools every day too, from teachers to support assistants and of course parents on occasion as well.
What could happen to cause school injuries?
The normal slips or falls can easily occur in and around school buildings. The grounds and buildings should always be kept in good condition and properly maintained at all times. If they are not someone could have an accident as a result.
Other examples of injuries include those incurred while playing sports. It is even possible to get a nasty case of food poisoning from food served in a school canteen or cafeteria if the food isn’t cooked, served or stored under the proper guidelines and conditions.
What should you do if your child is involved or you suffer an accident while at their school?
If this should happen the first thing to do would be to gather evidence. If you are able to make a claim you will find the process much easier if you have photos of injuries as well as photos of offending trip hazards or anything else that is pertinent to your individual situation. Witness details are another good idea if anyone was around at the time and saw what happened.
Don’t worry if you don’t have photos though. Just be sure you have as much information as possible regarding the school injuries suffered and then seek help and professional advice about what to do next.
AAH can provide 24/7 advice and support when you wish to make a claim
It can sometimes seem as if you are alone when you are in the unfortunate position of incurring school injuries, or you have a child who has been in this situation. However Accident Advice Helpline is here to provide the best support you could ask for. We have more than a decade of experience in this topic area, enabling us to support you through the process of making a no win, no fee* claim for your injuries, or those of your child. Make sure you get expert advice from AAH now.
Date Published: May 10, 2014
Author: David Brown