When you send your child to school in the morning, you rightly expect that the school will take good care of them, and that they will be taught in a safe environment where no harm will come to them. Yet with funding cuts affecting schools across the UK, many schools are cutting corners when it comes to repairs and maintenance, which can often eat into their tight budget. If your child has suffered school maintenance injuries caused by negligent contractors, you could claim personal injury compensation on their behalf.
Here are a few examples of the types of situations which could lead to school maintenance injuries:
- Removing walls/windows where asbestos is present, without taking precautions
- Failing to use dust-suppressing measures when working on a building, releasing dust into the atmosphere
- Poor building maintenance leading to the collapse of a wall or structure
- Windows falling out of their frames after being improperly fitted
- Contractors accidentally digging up mains electrical cable
If your child has been injured as a result of improper maintenance and repairs work at their school, speak to a personal injury lawyer to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation.
Should you make a claim?
As a parent, you’re perfectly entitled to make a claim for compensation if your child has not received the level of care you would expect at school. If the school has been negligent, chances are you won’t be the only parent to make a claim for personal injury compensation, and there is no need to feel worried or guilty about it. A personal injury lawyer can help you at every step of the claims process, and if you need to go to court (it’s unlikely, but it could happen), they will represent you. Don’t forget though, there’s a three-year time limit in place to make a claim, so don’t leave it too late.
Trust us to help you and your child
When your child has been injured, the last thing you need is more stress. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 today for confidential, no-obligation advice on your situation and to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim. We aim to make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible, and we’ve been recommended by our patron, TV personality Esther Rantzen, for our excellent customer service. Why not head for our website right now and take the 30-second test, to see how much you could claim. Or call us – we’re open 24/7 – and find out if you could claim compensation for your child’s injuries.
Date Published: February 19, 2015
Author: David Brown