Hundreds of thousands of children attend primary school every weekday. This is a crucial part of the growing-up process and many lessons will be learned here each day, both in different subjects and also more generally in the form of life lessons, if you will. While occasional accidents are bound to happen from time to time, they are rare. They become rarer still if someone is hurt through the fault of someone else.
If your child is hurt at school it is only natural that you would want to know what happened and how it occurred. In some cases you may find that negligence was to blame. For example the playground should be in good condition and not have any hazards present. If it is icy in winter it should be gritted regularly to ensure no one slips over on the ice.
Health and safety
Health and safety is important in so many different ways. Every school should have health and safety policies and procedures they follow at all times. These will help reduce the odds of something going wrong and someone becoming involved in an accident.
Accidents can occur in a variety of ways when children are injured at primary school. For example someone might be hurt on a school trip or they could fall off an item of play equipment that was not maintained in the proper manner. A child might also sit down to start a lesson and receive a cut from their chair or desk. As you can see a variety of things could potentially go wrong.
What should you do if your child is injured?
Children injured at primary school are rarely seriously injured. However even minor injuries can be painful and upsetting for the child concerned, especially considering their age. A broken bone might be difficult for a child to cope with, or indeed any accident that involves some pain and the need to seek medical help.
This is why many parents will consider whether or not compensation might be payable. The answer will depend on the situation and whether or not anyone was negligent in their duties in some way. To find out more, choose Accident Advice Helpline today. We are experienced in looking for the facts and finding out whether someone else was to blame for your child’s injuries. Call us now on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen