Do you remember the day you sent your child to school for the first time? Infant school can be nerve-wracking and emotional for both the parent and the child, but it is an essential part of life we all go through. We entrust our children to the experienced teachers and other staff in the school, and we go back to pick them up again at the end of the school day.
For the most part every school day goes as planned for the children who attend infant schools. However there could potentially be incidents that occur where a child could be hurt in some way. These are incredibly rare but even a single incident will be upsetting for the child and their parents.
What might happen in this setting?
Every school should be run with careful attention paid to health and safety matters. This will entail performing risk assessments so every child – and indeed everyone working at the school, or visiting in some capacity – is safe at all times. Infant school accidents are rare because of measures like this that prevent incidents from occurring.
For example electric gates should be checked regularly to ensure they pose no potential danger to pupils when opening or closing. Desks and chairs should be in good condition so they can be used without any danger of an accident happening. Play equipment used during playtime should also be safe to use and should be checked and maintained on a regular basis. All these things will ensure the odds of anything happening due to negligence are very long indeed.
Has your child been injured in infant school accidents?
It is always upsetting when your child is injured in any way. When it happens at school you will want to know why the incident occurred and how it happened. It is vital to find out whether negligence may have been involved in what happened. If this is the case you might have an opportunity to proceed towards a compensation claim as a result of the injuries your child suffered.
Accident Advice Helpline is always here to provide no-obligation advice. With 15 years’ experience on our side we are ready to help you with whatever incident your child may have been through. The number you require is 0800 689 0500 and this is free to call too, so call us today to begin.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen