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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

    Compensation for children injured at infant school


    Infant school is a major life experience for the children who attend every day – especially when they go for the first time. It can open up the day for parents who up until that point have been with their children all day. It is a learning experience in more ways than one as the youngsters start to grow up in a very different environment.

    The number of children injured at infant school is very small, thankfully. It is quite unusual to hear of incidents like this happening. There could be times when things go wrong that are no one’s fault of course, such as a child falling over in the playground. Sometimes this will just happen and it may not be because of negligence in any sense. However this does not always hold true.

    How are children injured at infant school?

    There are all manner of reasons why this type of accident could potentially happen, even though it is indeed rare. For example in the winter months the playground should be kept free of ice so there is no potential for someone to slip or fall. This might lead to broken bones or sprains, both of which could be potentially painful. In other examples someone might be hurt if a chair collapsed or something fell off the wall. This would be a freak accident but it can sometimes happen.

    In every case there would be good cause to work out whether negligence was to blame. If it was there could be a good case to argue for compensation that is commensurate with the child’s injuries.

    The rarity of such injuries

    All kids experience knocks and scrapes as they grow up. It is part of life we all go through. However there are instances where injuries might be caused through the fault of another person. For example risk assessments may not be done. Maintenance may not be done at all, or not to the highest standards.

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    Knowing how your child was hurt at infant school is the first part of the equation. However you should also seek legal advice from professionals in this very area. Accident Advice Helpline may be able to put you in touch with our professional lawyers who specialise in injury compensation cases. Get started today by calling 0800 689 0500 to find out whether there is enough evidence to make a claim.

    Date Published: August 9, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

    Category: Accident at school

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