Whether your kids are 8 or 18, you’re always going to worry about them when they’re away on a school trip. It could be a day out at the local zoo or two weeks away in France with their secondary school – it’s still a worrying time for parents. No wonder, when you consider that accidents could occur which could lead to school trip injuries. Many school trips rely on a coach or other form of public transport to get to their destination, and unfortunately you are putting your child’s safety in the hands of the coach driver; fine if they are responsible and a safe driver, but not so great if they are not.
School trip injuries could be caused in a variety of different situations. Here are a few examples of the types of accident and injury which could occur during a school trip:
- Slip, trip or fall
- Crush injury – for example if trapped in an overturned coach
- Burned or scalded by hot drinks or other liquids or food
- Broken bones, whiplash or cuts and bruises if involved in a road traffic accident
Claiming compensation for injuries on a school trip
There are plenty of things which could go wrong on a school trip, and school trip injuries can range from minor to severe and life-changing. If your child has been injured, you’ll want to get to the bottom of how the accident happened. But you may also wish to consider making a claim for personal injury compensation on their behalf. You’ll need to get in touch with a personal injury lawyer, to find out whether you have a viable claim. Make sure you don’t wait too long, as if you miss the three-year time limit to make a claim, you could find yourself out of luck.
School trip injury compensation with Accident Advice Helpline
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we know how tough it is standing by and doing nothing after your child has been injured on a school trip, so why not take positive action? Call our 24/7 freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500 to find out everything you need to know about the personal injury claims process. Once you have all the facts you’ll be able to decide whether to make a claim – and our personal injury lawyers offer confidential, no-obligation advice. So call us today to find out more about how we can help you claim.
Date Published: May 11, 2015
Author: David Brown