Athletics is a key sport many children play at school. They encourage pupils to make the most of their skills at running, whether this covers short races or longer endurance ones. Jumping and throwing are also included as athletic sports, as is walking, so there are many options a pupil can try out when they try athletics for the first time.
Thankfully very few school athletics injuries ever occur during sports lessons. However there will always be the potential that something could happen. For example a pupil could trip and fall during a race or perhaps lose their grip on a piece of equipment such as a javelin. However for the most part accidents that do occur are just that – accidents. Teachers are well-trained to ensure their pupils are always safe and free from any potential danger. Potential hazards do of course crop up from time to time, but risk assessments help to ensure the pupils are always safe from harm. For example no one would allow pupils to wander onto a field where javelin throwing was taking place. This would raise the chances that an incident could potentially take place and therefore it would not be a good idea.
How serious might injuries of this kind be?
Sometimes an injury might be as simple as spraining an ankle while running. If the surface the pupil is running on is uneven, or has been poorly maintained, there could be an increased potential of this happening. Fortunately accidents involving javelins and shotputs are incredibly rare. Other incidents might be quite simple and involve slips, trips or falls where the pupil incurs cuts and bruises. Thankfully most incidents are very minor and incur no injuries at all. Most pupils will enjoy a range of lessons teaching more about athletics.
Contact us now if your child has been injured in an athletics lesson
It can sometimes be complex to determine whether someone else was at fault for an accident your child suffered. Your best bet is always to speak with a professional injury compensation lawyer. They can provide no-obligation advice if you speak to someone from Accident Advice Helpline, so why not call us on 0800 689 0500 now? This is by far the best way to know where your legal position happens to be, so call the free 24/7 enquiry line now to learn more about it.
Date Published: April 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Accident at school