Road accidents happen – we are all aware of that. The reasons behind them vary from case to case, and while many of them are minor some do result in people suffering injuries of some kind. School trip road accidents can also potentially occur, and when this happens there is the chance for injuries to be experienced by those involved.
Some of the expert advisors at Accident Advice Helpline have provided advice to parents of children who have found themselves in this position. While these accidents are rare they can be upsetting for those involved and of course for their parents too.
How serious can school trip road accidents be?
As is the case with all other accidents, these can range from very minor accidents – perhaps a bump at a roundabout for example – to far more serious ones. One recent accident saw a double-decker bus carrying dozens of pupils try to go under a railway bridge that was too low for it. As a result the roof was ripped off and several of those on board were injured.
Even when injuries are minor there could be a reasonable chance of seeking compensation if someone else was clearly to blame for the accident occurring in the first place. The main thing to remember is to seek legal advice to determine your position.
Getting medical attention for any injuries suffered in accidents like these can help support a claim later on if one is made. Of course the main thing should be to ensure no serious injuries have been sustained and to receive appropriate treatment for any injuries that are suffered. In the case of the bus crash mentioned above everyone on board was assessed at the scene and those that were injured were taken to hospital for further treatment.
If your child has been unfortunate enough to be involved in any type of accident on a school outing, you may wish to call Accident Advice Helpline now. You have three years in which to do so, and our number is free on 0800 689 0500. With our help you might be able to launch a no win, no fee* claim with the assistance of a local professional injury compensation lawyer. You’ll never know unless you call, so why not call now to find out if you do have a chance to claim in court?
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown