When you drop your child off at school in the morning, whether they’re at primary or secondary school, you expect them to be safe. But did you ever stop to think that the road outside your child’s school could be a dangerous place? A school crossing accident has the potential to occur at any time, and it’s usually when other parents are distracted by their children in the car and not paying attention to the road, or when negligent drivers are speeding. Reducing your speed outside a school could save a life – that’s why many local authorities across the UK put in place road safety campaigns to cut out speeding on roads surrounding schools.
But what can you do if your child is involved in a school crossing accident? Complaining to the school and the local council will only get you so far – they can make changes and put in place safety measures to prevent this from happening to other children in the future, but what about compensation for your child’s pain and suffering? Whether they’ve suffered minor injuries or have been seriously hurt, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation on their behalf.
Claim the compensation you deserve
Injuries sustained in a school crossing accident could range from minor to severe and could include:
- Broken bones
- Head injuries including brain injuries
- Crush injuries
- Damage to tendons, ligaments and muscles
If your child has been injured, they’ll probably need to take time off school to recover. Don’t underestimate the psychological effects that a road accident could have on your child either – they may become very nervous about going to school or crossing roads on their own, and this could be something that stays with them for the rest of their lives.
We’re here to help
If you want to find out whether you could claim personal injury compensation, it makes sense to give Accident Advice Helpline a call. We’re here to offer confidential, no-obligation advice, so you can call us to discuss your situation in more detail and get answers to any questions you may have. If you decide to proceed with a claim, there are no upfront fees to pay thanks to our 100% no win, no fee* service, so what are you waiting for? Take the 30-second test on our website right now and you could find out how much compensation you could be entitled to claim, or pick up the phone and call us on 0800 689 0500 – we are open 24/7.
Date Published: January 22, 2015
Author: David Brown
Category: Accident at school