Children are injured all the time, as they start to learn about the world around them. They take part in rough-and-tumble games too, and while there is nothing wrong with this, it is important to have adult supervision in some instances.
A great example of this would be at nursery school. This is the type of situation where health and safety is very important indeed. Some accidents can be preventable, and in these cases there is a question over whether the injuries you could sustain at nursery school shouldn’t have happened.
The importance of a proper risk assessment
Risk assessments are always important, but perhaps they are even more so when children are concerned. Injuries you could sustain at nursery school might be very different from those a child could sustain. This is because adults know not to do certain things. We know not to touch a kettle that has just boiled, for example, whereas children do not know this. Even if they do, they may not remember.
As such, a risk assessment should identify this and keep the kettle well out of reach. Every other potential hazard should also be borne in mind, so the children are always as safe as they can be. Falls are common among both adults and children, but the specific situation will always dictate whether the risk assessment is robust enough to cover all potential hazards.
Has your child been hurt?
If your child has recently been hurt while attending nursery school, you may be wondering what happened and how it occurred. If you suspect negligence to be a factor, it’s well worth getting proper legal advice from a team that regularly handles such cases.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to provide that advice for you, on a no-obligation basis. When you call, you can find out whether you are able to make a claim for compensation on behalf of your child. The number you’ll need is 0800 689 0500. Don’t worry – even if you are unsure whether a claim would be possible, you can always just call us as it is completely free. Either you can leave things there, or, if you have a strong case, we could take your case on for you. Either way, we will provide just the advice you need, and that you know you can really rely on.
Date Published: April 1, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead