A school playground is normally a fun place to be. It could be somewhere pupils enjoy running off some energy at lunchtime. It might be a place where parents meet their kids at the end of the school day. It is also a place where teachers monitor behaviour in the playground during break time.
You would not think it would be a place where school playground accidents would regularly occur. Thankfully accidents like these don’t happen often, and when they do they are normally just that – accidents. However there are some cases where school playground accidents that occur either to teachers or students are found to have occurred as a result of negligence.
How can negligence lead to accidents in the playground?
Negligence is a failure to perform a task that would be expected of you. Health and safety rules are very clear on the things that should be done to ensure the safety of everyone in the workplace. A school is a workplace for the teachers and staff and it has a duty to ensure it is safe for everyone on the premises. This includes children and also parents when the need arises to welcome them onto the premises.
If those responsible fall short of these duties, there is a chance someone could be injured. If negligence can then be proven to have been responsible for the injuries sustained, this is a situation where a compensation claim might be launched.
Reducing the chances an accident could happen
Clearly the best course of action is to ensure there are few chances for any accident of this nature to happen. Thankfully the standards in place in most schools (and indeed most workplaces) are excellent and prevent any incidents from occurring. However when standards slip and an accident does occur, it is important to determine what happened so culpability can be ascertained.
This is something the team at Accident Advice Helpline can assist you with. If you want to see whether a no win, no fee* claim has a good chance of winning you compensation, call us on 0800 689 0500 now. This will ensure you get the answers you want and you can see whether an accident you suffered in the past three years in the playground could warrant a claim being made. Don’t leave it too late – call now and see what happens as a result.
Date Published: May 30, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Accident in the playground