Not every child loves PE lessons but regardless of their love for exercise and a variety of sports, they wouldn’t expect to be injured while taking part in these lessons. Of course there are incidents that happen where pupils do have accidents and sometimes it can be put down to one of those things. For example a child might be running and trip over their own shoelaces if they have come undone.
Some injuries during PE lessons are not of this nature. They are instead caused by a lack of proper equipment, or a lack of safety measures in place, or as a result of no risk assessment that could potentially have highlighted a problem that could lead to an accident. This type of situation would result in negligence being a clear factor.
What kinds of injuries during PE lessons can happen?
Injuries can be something as simple as a trip, slip or fall. In other cases they might be more serious, for example if a pupil breaks a leg falling off a piece of equipment or causes themselves another injury by running on a track that is not fit for purpose.
Accident Advice Helpline has been able to represent families where a child has been injured while taking part in PE lessons. The overriding question will always be whether or not there is evidence of negligence that could support such a claim. Evidence is very important which is why learning the facts of the case is important as well.
How serious might these injuries be?
It is good to realise that very few injuries of this nature are very serious at all. For the most part any minor injuries might not have been any more than an accident anyway. However, in cases where a child is hurt through no fault of their own where evidence exists that negligence played a part, it is important to look into it further.
Accident Advice Helpline has years of experience of working with cases just like these. Do you have cause to call us on 0800 689 0500 to get no-obligation advice regarding an accident your child has had? This could be the best way to find out whether a no win, no fee** claims process could be in your future. Get the answers you need for your child now by calling us free on our number above today.
Category: Accident at school