Every school plans and builds a range of activities into the school day. This could mean heading outside the school on a day trip, or perhaps planning a range of sports activities for the children to take part in.
Whatever the case may be, school activity injuries are and hopefully always will be very rare indeed.
While they are rare there are still times when things can potentially happen that were unexpected. A risk assessment should be done before any type of activity takes place, so any potential hazards can be identified easily and dealt with so they are no longer hazardous.
It may not be possible to avoid all accidents in life, but we can certainly reduce the numbers by a significant amount when such steps are followed.
Examples of school activity injuries
Children tend to get involved in all kinds of activities during playtime. Some schools catering for younger children will have play equipment they can use. These should be safe to use and provided on a soft surface in case a child falls and has the potential to hurt themselves.
Proper supervision should also be provided in every situation where a child might be able to sustain an injury.
Examples of injuries could include twisted wrists and ankles, cuts and bruises and possibly even broken bones.
Ideally every conceivable hazard should be thought of well in advance so those taking part in the activity can do so without fear of potential injuries.
Is negligence to blame?
This is the question many parents may ask themselves if their child is affected by school activity injuries. While it is rare for such things to happen, there are cases where children have been injured and it is later found that someone else was clearly at fault.
Negligence must always be proven if the injured person or their parent or guardian is to have a chance of making a compensation claim.
Knowing what to do if you are in a similar situation now can be tough. However, Accident Advice Helpline can provide the no-obligation advice you could really benefit from in this situation. Make sure you call us today on 0800 689 0500.
This free number puts you through to our 24/7 enquiry line so you can find out more about your specific situation. We’ll soon be able to advise you whether compensation is possible for you.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen