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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 sports back injuries


    Back injuries can be wide-ranging, encompassing everything from a strained muscle to a broken back. Thankfully most school sports back injuries will be of the very minor kind, although there is a vague possibility of something more serious happening. Your child should be perfectly safe playing sports at school, mainly because the school always has a proper duty of care towards them.

    They must ensure all sports are played in safe surroundings and in a safe manner. They should identify potential risks by using risk assessments prior to any sporting event or lesson taking place. These assessments are there to ensure the kids are safe and can play their favourite sports without risk of injury.

    School sports back injuries can range in severity, as we have seen. In some cases children may only suffer a mild injury, but there is the potential for something more serious to happen. In every case though, the reason for the injury will be questioned, with the potential for negligence to crop up in isolated cases.

    How often can negligence be blamed for school sports back injuries?

    Thankfully negligence is exceptionally rare, especially in schools. Those in charge know how important it is to look after their pupils. Preventing injuries of all kinds is very important indeed. Risk assessments play a big part in making this happen. If these are done properly and the recommendations of those assessments are followed, there should be little chance of negligence coming into play.

    Accident Advice Helpline considers all manner of accidents where someone has been hurt, whether this is at school or elsewhere. It is always most important to determine whether negligence is at the root of the accident so we can see whether someone is to blame.

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    Do back injuries tend to lead to a full recovery?

    There are many situations where back injuries can indeed result in a full recovery. Obviously it is usually wise to seek medical attention to ensure no serious injuries are present. Medical advice should then be followed to ensure a proper recovery as soon as possible.

    If your child has received a back injury within the last three years as a consequence of taking part in school sports, Accident Advice Helpline might be able to help. We operate a free 24/7 enquiry line on 0800 689 0500. All you have to do is call us.

    Date Published: July 8, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

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