We like to think of schools as safe places, and for the most part, they are. However injuries on school grounds can still occur, particularly if buildings and other areas are not well-maintained. It’s the responsibility of the school to ensure that visitors are safe and to take steps to reduce the risk of injuries on school grounds occurring. So if you have been unlucky enough to be involved in an accident whilst visiting a school, you may find you’re able to make a personal injury claim.
Injuries on school grounds could range from minor injuries, such as cuts and bruises, to life-changing injuries such as head and spinal injuries. For example, your child could be injured falling from a climbing frame which was broken, or you could hurt your back after slipping on a wet floor (where no warning signs were displayed). If you’ve been affected by a school’s negligence, a personal injury lawyer will be able to help you claim the compensation you deserve – but act quickly as a three-year time limit is in place for all personal injury claims. However you’ve been injured, if it was somebody else’s fault, you could be entitled to compensation for your accident.
Next steps to claiming for school injuries
It couldn’t be easier to find out if you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation after an accident on school grounds. You’ll need to seek advice from a personal injury lawyer, as they’ll be able to tell you if you have a viable claim. Personal injury lawyers will look at previous similar claims from the past, to work out how much compensation you could be entitled to for your accident. Even if you have suffered minor injuries, you could still be entitled to compensation if the accident was the school’s fault.
Don’t wait too long
Don’t sit around waiting and wondering if you could claim – get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline today to find out if you’re eligible. It’s free to call our 24/7 helpline on 0800 689 0500 and you can benefit from confidential advice from our expert team – there’s no obligation to proceed with a claim. But if you do decide to make a claim, you’ll be pleased to hear that our team of professional personal injury lawyers works on a 100% no win, no fee** basis. Which means no lying awake worrying about how you will afford those legal fees.
Date Published: May 11, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident at school