Unfortunately, school is a place where accidents can frequently happen, and this is always going to be the case when young people are grouped together in large numbers. Pupils are renowned for misbehaving and acting irresponsibly which in itself causes accidents to occur.
If you add to this the sheer number of pupils in a school and the fact that schools are usually relatively old with a limited budget for improvements, it is not difficult to see why accidents and injuries occur.
At Accident Advice Helpline we are experts in school fall injuries, now with 15 years’ experience in the industry we are specialists in helping our customers claim the compensation they deserve for the injuries they sustained.
Causes of falls in schools
Trips and falls are relatively common at any time and in any place and this is certainly true with falls in schools. Some school fall injuries are the result of students acting recklessly and misbehaving, however, other falls are as a direct result of the school failing to adequately protect their students, in which case many victims would be eligible to claim. These kinds of accidents include:
- Falls on the stairs, especially on stairs that are damaged and therefore pose more of a tripping hazard
- Falls on broken pavement and flooring that should have been repaired by the school
- Danger notices not being displayed properly, for example wet floor signs not being placed after cleaning
School fall injuries
Falling at school can cause an array of injuries, from mild injuries such as cuts, grazes and bruises to more severe injuries including:
- Head and brain injuries: these could potentially be life-threatening and anyone suffering a blow to the head should seek medical attention to make sure they do not have any brain damage
- Back and spinal cord injuries: injuries of this nature could cause temporary or potentially even permanent mobility issues
- Internal injuries: could also potentially be life-threatening; internal injuries include internal bleeding, broken ribs and punctured organs
- Broken bones: breaking an arm or a leg is a common result of a serious fall
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline couldn’t be easier, simply call now on 0800 689 0500 to see how much you could be owed from falling at school and sustaining injuries.
With our no win, no win policy and no upfront costs, you won’t have to pay anything if your claim is not successful, and so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain from enquiring.
Date Published: October 24, 2015
Author: Rob Steen