One thing you would never expect to happen when you visit your child’s school is to sustain an injury of some kind. Considering the number of parents doing the school run twice each weekday and the activity going on around the average school, it is good to know this rarely actually happens. However there have been cases where people have been injured in some way.
For example there is a potential for road accidents to happen when the school run is taking place. The additional traffic can potentially be a hazard if people don’t take appropriate care. Someone might also get injured during sports day. Many parents take part in the parents’ race for fun, but thankfully it is rare that any are injured. There may also be other situations in which potential injuries could occur. For example if parents are in the school building the building should be in good condition and not present any hazards of any kind. Regular maintenance and proper attention to potential hazards should mean this does not happen at any point. All schools must be safe for visitors as well as for those who work or study there.
What might happen in an accident of this type?
Accidents vary from very minor ones to those that are more serious in nature. Sometimes an accident may involve something as simple as a cut or a bruise or two, and be nothing more serious than that. However other more serious accidents have seen parents hit by cars outside their child’s school and receive broken bones or other injuries. There might also be the potential for someone to be hurt by something falling onto them that had not been secured properly. There are many examples here.
Has something like this happened to you?
If it has, and it happened within the last three years, make sure you give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500. This is the way in which you could benefit from our 15 years’ experience in dealing with similar cases and claims. Our enquiry line is free to call and is open 24/7 as well, so there is always free advice available with when the need arises. Make sure you are aware of how useful such no-obligation advice could be for you, and call now. A professional injury compensation lawyer might be able to help.
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Accident at school