Pupils take all kinds of lessons at school, and in some cases these lessons can give them practical skills as well as the usual knowledge they will gain from maths and English lessons, to name a few. Take woodwork for example.
Learning how to handle and work with wood is a skill that could come in useful in lots of ways throughout someone’s life. As such it is a very useful lesson to take.
Thankfully woodwork class injuries are very rare and they should not occur if proper safety procedures are in place. When schools provide lessons of this nature they should also undertake basic risk assessments to ensure any potential dangers are dealt with long before the lessons begin.
For example certain actions may require safety goggles to be worn. A risk assessment should identify these actions and ensure pupils are given goggles instead of going without. This could prevent a potential injury.
Why do woodwork class injuries happen?
Sometimes there will be pupils who think they know what to do and how to do it, and they might go against the rules and regulations and end up hurting themselves as a result. However if they are not given the proper safety equipment and they do not realise they should have it, there is the potential for injuries to occur that could be down to negligence.
Negligence can be behind many injuries that people suffer through the fault of another person. When Accident Advice Helpline is alerted to an accident or injury suffered by an individual, the first thing we look for is the facts behind the situation. These help to determine whether negligence was indeed behind the accident.
Is it possible to claim compensation for woodwork class injuries?
We know now that the reason behind the accident is what matters most. As such it is possible to determine whether negligence was to blame for the accident. The facts must support this claim if it is to happen.
Injuries can vary from those that are fairly minor to ones that are much more serious. This can affect the likely amount of compensation that might be payable if a case is found in the victim’s favour.
Let us handle the process for you if you do indeed have a good case. The team at Accident Advice Helpline is here to provide all manner of good advice on 0800 689 0500 free now.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen