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Who is liable for an accident at school?


Are you wondering who is liable for an accident at school? Whether the school is a state or private school, they will be responsible for keeping staff, children and visitors safe. Anything paid out after an accident at a private school would normally come from insurance, with compensation from state-run schools usually coming from their own funds or those of the local authority.


Need to know who is liable for an accident at school?

Accidents in schools, colleges and universities are quite common, and we deal with a significant number of education-related claims each year. We help win more than £30 million in compensation for our clients annually and are one of the most experienced personal injury claims companies in the UK, having been in the business since way back in 2000. We are able to get compensation for children, teachers, parents and other individuals that have come to harm using school facilities.

The accident will normally need to have happened during the last three years. The injuries must have been seen by a medical professional, and the accident must have been someone else’s fault.

A great deal of the cases we work on involve faulty equipment and badly-maintained surfaces. We deal with a large number of claims for injuries sustained in playgrounds and whilst playing sport. Are you a parent that has been forced to take time off work looking after an injured child? Maybe you’ve had to pay out for private tuition in order to prevent them from falling behind whilst away from school? If so, talk to us today. We can help you recover all costs related to your child’s injury, including medical expenses and fares for hospital trips.

If the school has failed in its duty of care, we can step in and help you obtain compensation and justice. The more evidence we can obtain the better – please don’t dispose of or delete photographs, medical receipts or witness contact details related to the accident. We have an excellent track record when it comes to getting compensation for accidents that have happened in schools and may be able to help if your child was injured during a school trip or whilst on board the school bus. It costs nothing to start a claim with us and we work on a no win no fee basis.


Speak with us today

We are here to help whether your child has suffered cuts and bruises or something far more serious. School accidents can be very traumatising for your child, but you can count on us to do all we can to bring some justice to the situation. Call 0800 689 5659 today if you need more information on who is liable for an accident at school.