Primary school accidents are very uncommon. However there is still an isolated chance something might happen, and it might potentially involve your child. While the majority of parents will drop off their kids in the morning and pick them up again at the end of the school day with no issue, there might be the odd occasion where they could receive a phone call. This might be to tell them their child has been hurt in some way.
There could be all manner of ways in which an accident might potentially occur. Slips, trips and falls are usually among the most common but they will not always lead to a compensation claim possibility. However if the outdoor areas around the school are icy, or there is a tripping hazard that has not been resolved, there might be the potential to make a claim.
How might negligence lead to primary school accidents?
Most of us are aware of the importance of health and safety laws. These apply to all businesses and also to schools, and indeed any other area where people might go. In the case of schools it is important to ensure the premises is safe to use both inside and out.
If this is not the case there could be an argument to make for a compensation claim to be lodged. Accident Advice Helpline and other similar companies take care of such claims and assess the likelihood of them meeting with success. It is important to have evidence of such negligence in order that a compensation claim can be a good possibility.
Can I claim on behalf of my child?
Yes you can, and this applies either to the parent or to the legal guardian. While some people look into the possibility of making a claim straight away, others may do so later on. If defective equipment, such as play equipment for example, is involved in your child’s accident, this might be good evidence that will help support such a claim. However in some cases it may not be as easy to work out who is to blame.
Whatever your own situation may be, we would encourage you to call us here at Accident Advice Helpline as soon as possible. We have a free enquiry line that is always open so you can call whenever it best suits you on 0800 689 0500 to learn more.
Date Published: August 9, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Accident at school