If your child has recently been injured at school then you may, quite rightly, be furious about this and want to claim compensation. Although compensation will not make everything better and won’t rid your child of their injuries, it gives you peace of mind that someone is being held responsible and future similar accidents may now be prevented.
At Accident Advice Helpline we see many different cases of injured school pupils, and in situations where the student was not responsible for the accident, have been extremely successful in helping victims to claim compensation.
With Dame Esther Rantzen as our company patron we pride ourselves on being a caring company, fighting for our clients and making the compensation claim process much easier.
Injuries school pupils sustain
There are many different kinds of injury a pupil may receive from being in an accident at school. Most of these are minor, such as cuts and grazes, and as such they are not much to worry about. More severe injuries, however, are more likely to have a significant effect on the child, and as such, could be eligible for a compensation claim. More concerning and potentially life-changing injuries include:
- Head and or brain injuries which could require long-term care, and cause future learning problems
- Spinal cord or back injuries which could result in mobility issues
- Internal injuries which could include things like damage to the organs
- Loss of limbs from being crushed or having something falling on a part of your body
- Psychological injuries caused by a traumatic accident which could take a long time to overcome.
Preventing school pupils from getting injured
Sometimes students get hurt as a result of not behaving responsibly and causing injury to themselves or someone else, however not all school accidents fall under this category. In other cases of injured school pupils the accident may have been the result of the school failing to properly care for their students. Here are some ways in which schools can help to prevent accidents from occurring:
- By supervising all students who are using equipment and machinery, after ensuring they are trained on how to safely use them
- Providing the necessary safety and protective wear for pupils when requesting they use dangerous equipment
- Making sure all equipment and machinery, as well as the building itself, is well maintained so that a safe learning environment is possible.
If your child is injured at school and you believe negligence may have played a role, contact us today to begin your claim. Our specialists are available to take your details on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: October 24, 2015
Author: Rob Steen