Science is a fascinating topic that is generally broken up into three distinct categories in school – chemistry, physics and biology. Science lessons can teach pupils a lot about the world around them. Through the use of learning and practical experiments pupils can find out many different things.
Safety in science lessons should always come first and indeed in the majority of cases it is paramount. However, where no risk assessment is performed prior to experiments taking place, or children using a chemistry lab for example, there is the potential for things to go wrong. In this case there could be negligence involved and that could make it more likely an accident will happen such as someone suffering from science lesson burns.
Are injuries of this nature common?
No, there are actually very few cases where children may potentially suffer science lesson burns. However it may occur if proper instruction is not given prior to the lessons taking place. In other cases faulty equipment could potentially lead to danger being present. If this is the case there is the chance that a pupil could be hurt.
Accident Advice Helpline has come across isolated cases where things like this have occurred in schools. The first thing we would do in this situation where a parent comes to us when their child has been injured is to look more closely at what happened and how it occurred. By doing so we can assess whether or not someone is able to make a claim because their injuries were caused by negligence.
Learning in a safe environment
When schools take their health and safety duties seriously they can provide a safe and encouraging working and learning environment for their pupils. It is actually rare that this is not the case, which is why science lesson burns are uncommon.
This does not make them any less painful or upsetting for those who are unlucky enough to suffer from them. Make sure your child is treated for their burns if this has happened to them and then get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Our free 24/7 enquiry line is always open for your need, so you can call us on 0800 689 0500 whenever it suits you. You may soon get the answers you have been looking for regarding your child’s accident, so make that call to us here today.