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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 outing accidents


    Most kids love going on school outings. It certainly gets them out of the classroom for a while and this could turn out to be a good thing with regards to learning. Few children will ever find themselves caught up in school outing accidents, but unfortunately in some rare cases this could potentially be what happens. Things can go wrong and accidents do occur, and sometimes they will prove to have been preventable.

    Accident Advice Helpline knows only too well how this can occur. One recent case saw the top deck of a bus ripped off after it tried going under a low railway bridge. This is just one example of the school outing accidents that can potentially occur.

    At home and abroad

    There is a potential for things to go wrong in all kinds of different settings. For example something might go wrong on an organised sports trip, perhaps to an outdoor pursuits’ centre where there is the potential for people to be injured if something goes wrong. Other trips that have been organised to go abroad might also potentially have a chance to become school outing accidents. Fortunately all these instances would be – and are – rare, but they are examples that show how things can happen.

    Accidents do happen because of our own negligence on occasion. However, when someone is injured due to the negligence of another person it means there is a higher chance that a no win, no fee* compensation claim could be possible.

    Long odds

    It is heartening to know the odds are very long that something like this would happen to any school group on a trip, regardless of where they are going. There are few instances where things like this happen, but when they do they can be stressful and upsetting for those who are involved. This is true in a mental sense as well as a physical one.

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    Make sure you seek no-obligation advice if your child has been involved in an accident on a school outing within the last three years. You may have a chance to seek compensation if you have evidence of negligence to support your claim. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today by calling 0800 689 0500 now. This is completely free to do and you might have a good case to make for a no win, no fee* compensation claim to be paid.

    Date Published: June 12, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.