School buses are a convenient way for your child to get to school, without the morning madness and traffic jams. But your child could find themselves travelling on school transport at other times too – for example during a school trip, and injuries on school transport have the potential to happen at any time.
You might think that in order for injuries on school transport to occur, a road traffic accident has to take place – in fact, students could be injured in other ways whilst travelling on school transport. Here are a few examples of the types of accident which could take place on school buses:
- Slip, trip or fall, for example when getting on or off the bus
- Thrown from their seat when the driver brakes suddenly
- Injured by sharp objects, such as a damaged seat or arm rest
- Injured by objects falling from height – bags falling off an overhead luggage rack, for example.
If your child has been injured and somebody else is to blame, it’s normal to feel angry, upset and frustrated. But by channelling that frustration into something positive and making a claim for personal injury compensation, you could get the compensation your child deserves for their pain and suffering.
Who is to blame?
When making a claim for personal injury compensation, your personal injury lawyer will assess who was to blame for the accident. In many cases, a negligent bus driver – or a negligent third party, is responsible for the accident. Driver negligence could include anything from failing to slow down in poor weather conditions to being distracted or falling asleep at the wheel. If your child has been injured due to somebody else’s negligence, don’t suffer in silence; find out if you could make a claim.
How much compensation will you receive?
Your personal injury lawyer will refer to similar cases in the past to work out how much compensation you are entitled to, so why not contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out whether you’re eligible to make a claim? There’s no obligation to proceed with a claim, and we have a team of expert personal injury lawyers who can offer you confidential advice and answer any questions you may have. We’re recommended by our patron, TV personality Esther Rantzen, for our excellent customer service, and we’re here to help you claim the compensation you deserve.
Date Published: February 19, 2015
Author: David Brown