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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 council school injuries


    When you send your child to school you expect them to go through the day without any problems. The last thing you would expect would be to receive a phone call saying your child had been injured in some way. Fortunately very few parents will ever get such a call. Of those that do, many will find out their child experienced nothing more than a simple accident – something that could happen to anyone.

    Some parents do however, get in touch with companies such as Accident Advice Helpline. They do this because they wish to know whether their child’s council school injuries occurred through negligence. In some cases this can be clearer than others. For example someone might be injured because a poorly-attached shelf falls off a wall on top of them. Someone else might fall over in the playground because it had not been gritted during the winter months to prevent a sheet of ice forming.

    Finding out the cause of council school injuries

    Clearly it is a good idea to determine how a particular accident happened if this should happen to your child. Indeed, we should include teachers and other school staff in this example as well. This is because those working in schools have a right to work in safety, without any potential hazards coming to light.

    Fortunately very few people will ever experience any injuries while at work, and this applies to those working and studying in schools as well. However, if you’ve been injured it makes sense to have the situation assessed by a professional who can determine whether negligence did indeed play any part.

    Safety first in schools

    Fortunately schools are for the most part exceptionally safe to visit, work in and study in. Incidents such as those we have mentioned above are exceptionally rare. However, if something does happen it could potentially lead to a painful injury that could limit the movements of the individual involved for some time.

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    As you can see there are sometimes good reasons why someone should get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. If you have suffered council school injuries and they took place within the last three years, you should definitely call us on our free enquiry line on 0800 689 0500. One fast call could end up with you receiving advice from a professional injury compensation lawyer.

    Date Published: June 18, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Accident at school

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