Sports are a part of school life. At a young age pupils usually take part in regular sports lessons and an end-of-term sports day. As they get older they will usually start trying other sports such as football and netball, so they can see which ones they prefer to do.
In every case schools have a responsibility to keep their pupils safe from any potential injuries. While it is impossible to prevent all injuries from taking place, they can for the most part be minimised.
This is done through risk assessments to highlight the most likely hazards that may be present. The school can identify the hazards and minimise the risks as a result. If this is not done and a child receives school sports head injuries, for example, the school may be found negligent as a result.
Situations where school sports head injuries may occur
These injuries could potentially occur in a variety of ways. For example they may occur in contact sports such as rugby, where a tackle could mean someone is knocked on the head. This might happen through the tackle itself or by falling to the ground. In other cases someone may slide and fall over if the ground the sport is taking place on is not in good condition. In this case the pupil could bang their head on the ground.
Accident Advice Helpline looks into cases where such injuries have occurred to pupils. Thankfully very few of them come to our attention, but in some cases parents will get in touch to ensure they can find out whether compensation might be due if negligence can be proven against those who were in charge.
Recovering from head injuries
Obviously we all know head injuries have the potential to be quite serious. Fortunately most children who suffer school sports head injuries will have only minor injuries. Concussion might occur but this will generally resolve itself as well.
However your child’s accident occurred, it might be worth calling Accident Advice Helpline by using our free 24/7 enquiry line today. This is open now on: 0800 689 0500.
It provides you with an opportunity to speak with an experienced and friendly adviser who can determine what happened to your child and whether negligence might have been to blame for their injuries. Call us today to start things and to see whether a claim is possible.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen