It’s easy to think of health and safety laws applying in a variety of workplaces. However they apply in all kinds of situations and locations, including schools. Moreover they also apply outdoors in situations where schoolchildren and other individuals might be present. You don’t read about hospitalised schoolchildren too often thankfully, but this can happen if the kids end up having an accident of some kind.
The team at Accident Advice Helpline has handled many diverse cases where children have ended up requiring hospital treatment after an accident or incident of some kind. In some cases they might have been injured because someone else was negligent. We’ve usually been able to ascertain whether this was the case in each instance.
What injuries might hospitalised schoolchildren have suffered?
Some kids are hit by cars or involved in some other type of accident. Sometimes the accident may have occurred at school. In other instances, albeit rare ones, some freak occurrence could have happened that resulted in an injury being sustained by one or more kids. While all such cases are rare there are instances where they do occur.
Obviously treatment for any injuries suffered will be of paramount importance. However once this element has been dealt with, the parents of the children might want to work out whether negligence was to blame for the incident their children suffered through. Accident Advice Helpline gives advice on such matters on a regular basis.
The role of negligence
Being hospitalised because you’ve sustained injuries someone else was at fault for causing is a tough situation to be in. It is also a situation that is worrying, even if you know you will recover from those injuries. You might wonder how you ended up getting them in the first place.
Figuring out the details of what happened can be difficult in such instances. This is one of the reasons why lots of people head for the free 24/7 enquiry line run by Accident Advice Helpline. We can provide no-obligation advice and the opportunity to speak with a professional injury compensation lawyer at a later date.
The first step is to call 0800 689 0500 – our free number – so you can work out whether you are able to make a no win, no fee* claim. We are always here for those times when the situation is difficult and upsetting because you’ve been injured.
Date Published: June 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Accident at school