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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 dangerous school trips

    Compensation for dangerous school trips

    Sending your kids off on a school trip gives them a sense of freedom and independence, and as every parent knows, it’s hard to say no when they tell you all their friends are going. Yet there are some types of school trip which could be considered more dangerous than others.

    Dangerous school trips could include:

    • Visits to adventure or activity parks – where there’s the opportunity for zip wires, abseiling and other outdoor pursuits
    • Travelling long distances or on busy roads in a coach; dangerous driving could lead to an accident
    • Visiting a zoo as there is the potential to be attacked or injured by an animal
    • Trips to the coast where children could be swept out to sea if not properly supervised

    The list goes on – but this gives you an idea of some of the dangerous school trips that could leave your child injured. Of course, it could be something as safe as a trip to a local museum that leaves your child suffering after an accident. A dangerous coach driver speeding or being distracted by their mobile phone at the wheel could cause an accident leading to serious injuries.

    How has your child been injured?

    You could claim personal injury compensation on behalf of your child, no matter how they have been injured. Here are a few examples of the types of injuries they may have sustained:

    • Head injuries including concussion or brain damage
    • Spinal injuries
    • Neck, back and shoulder injuries
    • Whiplash
    • Facial injuries
    • Broken bones
    • Cuts and bruises
    • Crush injuries
    • Burns or scalds

    Whether they have sustained minor injuries or been seriously hurt, you’re entitled to claim compensation on their behalf if their school has been negligent. For example, if staff have failed to supervise the children and this has directly led to your child’s injury, the school could be held liable for their accident.

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    Since 2000, we have helped hundreds of parents claim compensation after their children have been injured on school trips, and we’re here to help you too. Head for our website right now and take the 30-second test, to find out how much you could claim, or call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 for confidential advice – there is no obligation to proceed with a claim. You know you can trust us – we’ve been recommended by our patron, TV personality Esther Rantzen, for our excellent customer service, and we’re here to help you get the compensation your child deserves.

    Date Published: May 11, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Accident at school

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