A recent Freedom of Information request has revealed that Lincolnshire schools compensation reached a six-figure sum between the years 2008 and 2014. A variety of payouts were granted as a result of negligence being proven against the council.
Typical examples of successful claims included £6,200 being awarded to a teacher who fell over a tray while trying to reduce the number of trip hazards in their school. Another individual received £3,500 after having their thumb trapped and a pupil received £12,000 after another pupil fell on top of them after falling off a climbing frame. According to the information received the largest payout during this period of time was worth £60,000.
Compensation claims made for accidents and injuries caused at school
It is well worth mentioning the vast majority of schools are exceptionally well-run and provide safe environments for pupils and teachers to learn and work. However, as these Lincolnshire schools compensation amounts attest, there is still the chance that potential hazards can occur, even in well-run and responsible schools.
It is vital that proper health and safety measures are taken and adhered to all the time in all kinds of schools up and down the country. For the most part this does happen, but as the above story reveals there is always the chance of potential accidents. If this should happen to you or your child, it is worth seeking advice about compensation. All schools have a duty of care to protect their pupils and their teachers and other workers. If this duty of care is not met in some way and there is proof that someone was to blame for causing the accident or injury, compensation advice can be sought.
Speak to our professional injury compensation lawyers today
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have a good record of success in settling compensation claims in these types of situations. Our lawyers can provide no-obligation advice that will help you determine whether you could bring a no win, no fee* claim for compensation. Provided your accident or injury took place within the last three years, you have the chance to launch a claims process today. Speak to our professional injury compensation lawyers now and see whether you might be entitled to a cash settlement. It takes just 30 seconds to take our fast online test and it will give you the information you need to get started.
Source: BBC News
Date Published: July 12, 2014
Author: David Brown