If your child has been injured at school, you’ll know what a stressful time it can be for the whole family. When you send your child to school, you expect them to be supervised in a safe environment; you don’t expect them to be injured. But you could claim compensation on behalf of your child if they are injured at school. Some of the most common causes of school injuries are things which could have been avoided if staff or school management paid attention to the health and well-being of children.
What caused your child’s accident?
Accidents in schools have the potential to cause serious injuries – here are just a few examples of common causes of school injuries:
- Injured by faulty equipment in the playground, such as falling from a faulty climbing frame
- Lack of staff supervision in the school or outside
- Slipping on a wet floor after something has been spilt
- Food poisoning after eating lunch at school
- Tripping in the playground on damaged tarmac
- Injured by equipment in school, such as receiving an electric shock from a computer
- Building collapse or structural problems with the building
- Collision with another child, in the school or in the playground
When your child has been injured, it’s your natural instinct to want to find out what has happened. You can give Accident Advice Helpline a call even if you’re not sure who is at fault for your child’s accident, and if we think you have a viable claim, we will gather evidence to support your claim. The aftermath of an accident can be a stressful time for the whole family, and making a personal injury claim can help you to get over what has happened and move forwards.
Making a claim after an accident at school
Get in touch with us within three years of your child’s accident (but the sooner, the better), to find out if you could make a personal injury claim. Common causes of school injuries can be avoided if staff are not negligent, and if your child has been injured you want to get them the compensation they deserve. Give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you could make a claim for compensation on a 100% no win, no fee basis. Whether you’re a single mum or concerned about the high cost of legal fees, anybody can make a claim with Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: May 12, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton