Every day there are hundreds of schools up and down the country that welcome in their pupils for another day of learning. Few of those pupils would expect to finish the day with an injury, and for the most part they are right. However there are some cases where an individual may potentially be injured at school in some way.
Schools do take many different measures to ensure their surroundings are safe to use and enjoy. Health and safety rules apply here and they should always be adhered to in order to make sure the pupils do not run the risk of sustaining an injury. Potential accidents could include slipping over on wet floors, falling off gym equipment that is not fit for purpose, and being struck by items that fall off the walls having not been secured properly. These are just some examples of potential accidents that can happen.
A schoolchild injury can be fairly minor in nature or much more severe. It all depends on what happens and where. Every year a small number of school children are injured through no fault of their own. These injuries may result in bruises, cuts or even broken bones.
Are injuries incurred at school serious?
It all depends on the nature of the injury. Every school has a duty of care to ensure its pupils are always safe from harm. They will take steps such as conducting health and safety reviews to determine where the potential hazards lie and how to combat them so they present minimal hazard to everyone’s safety. Of course there are occasions when accidents and mishaps can still occur, and these potential accidents can be anything from minor cuts and bruises to far more serious events. If negligence is involved there is the potential for claiming compensation for a schoolchild injury.
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If your child has suffered an injury at school and you think you have evidence that it was someone else’s fault, you should contact the friendly team members at Accident Advice Helpline now. We can find the facts and determine whether there is a good chance of claiming compensation for a schoolchild injury. You may be able to launch a no win, no fee* claim through our service to try and win compensation with our help and advice. We can handle the entire situation from start to finish on your behalf.
Date Published: October 30, 2014
Author: David Brown