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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for school gymnastics injuries


    Gym classes may not be every pupil’s idea of a good time, but they tend to figure highly in PE curriculums across the country. Whenever children take part in gymnastics they should be able to enjoy the activity in safety, and thankfully this is exactly what occurs in the majority of situations. However, there are instances in which school gymnastics injuries might crop up, and when they do they can lead to potential problems for those who suffer the injuries.

    When something like this occurs it is important to determine what happened and what the reason was for the injury occurring. Sometimes school gymnastics injuries can be preventable, and not in fact accidents at all in the normal sense of the word. As such you might be warranted to consider whether negligence played a part in your child’s injury.

    How can you find out whether negligence is at fault?

    When a child suffers an injury in gymnastics class it could be down to their own fault. However, in an isolated proportion of cases there are clear signs that negligence was to blame. For example a child may have been using a piece of equipment that was not fit for purpose. In this case they would have suffered an injury that would indeed have been preventable.

    Risk assessments should always be performed to ensure a particular situation or lesson is safe for those taking part. If no risk assessment is done, or if the recommendations of the assessment are not heeded, this could lead to unnecessary risks being put in place.

    Keeping your child safe

    You would expect your child to be looked after by the school they attend whenever they are there. However, there could be instances where this does not happen and the standards you expect may fall short. In such cases it is worth exploring what happened to determine whether a compensation claim could be paid out for your child’s injuries.

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    This might be easier than you think to arrange too. Just call us on 0800 689 0500 to speak to someone at Accident Advice Helpline so you can find out more about what you need to do to consider a claim. We will advise you whether you have good evidence of negligence to help drive your case forward. Providing the accident happened within the last three years, it’s well worth calling us now.

    Date Published: June 12, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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