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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 serious school sports injuries


    No one can imagine their child being involved in an accident of some kind, much less think of it happening at school. We are all aware accidents can happen though, and while serious school sports injuries don’t happen very often, there is sometimes a potential that they will occur.

    Injuries of this kind will generally require a fast medical response to ascertain how serious the injuries are. Of course, even in serious cases there is a good chance the child will make a full recovery.

    It does however depend on the nature of their injuries and how they occurred. This is why parents can often call in companies such as Accident Advice Helpline. We will assess the situation to see if negligence was involved in any way.

    How might negligence lead to serious school sports injuries?

    There are a variety of ways things could potentially go wrong. For example, if pupils are learning to throw the javelin there should be a clear safe zone in which all pupils should stand if they are not throwing the javelin themselves.

    There should be no danger of anyone being hurt in this zone. In another example someone may be involved in playing rugby at school and could receive serious injuries in a tackle or in the scrum.

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    As you can imagine, serious injuries will be a worry for the parents and for the child too. Some people have been seriously injured and have been left with either life-threatening or life-changing injuries as a result. In these cases, a successful claim for negligence could result in a significant amount of compensation being paid out.

    Is it likely such injuries might arise?

    We should point out that injuries of this nature are incredibly rare. As such there is every chance pupils may go through their entire school life without suffering any injuries at all – let alone serious ones such as those described above.

    However if something of this nature does happen to your child, it is only right that you should have the chance to seek proper legal advice. Accident Advice Helpline provides no-obligation advice you can rely on.

    Just call us today on 0800 689 0500 to see whether you might be in a good position to make a no win, no fee claim.

    If you win compensation for your child it could make a significant financial difference to you.

    Date Published: July 8, 2015

    Author: Rob Steen

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