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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

    A negligent teacher caused my child’s injury


    When you send your kids to school, there is a lot of responsibility on a teacher’s shoulders to effectively communicate with your child to ensure they get the best education possible. There is also an element of safety involved as your children are likely to take part in a number of interactive tasks. These may include sporting events, daily team exercises and games, all designed to aid learning. Any competent teacher puts the safety of their children first and should be well trained in the event of an accident.

    Children are extremely active so accidents are to be expected in any social environment. However, a negligent teacher may cause an injury to a child, either by directly hurting them in some way or by failing to follow safety procedures. This is a very different situation as you have a right to claim compensation from the person(s) at fault for your child’s injury or accident.

    How could my child be injured?

    As mentioned, your child may be injured during an activity if a teacher is not paying enough attention or is not following safety rules. This could be during a PE lesson or during an activity involving crafts. A negligent teacher may not be taking their duty of care responsibility seriously which could result in your child slipping or falling at school. Teachers are also responsible for taking care of your children during school trips or days out. This means they must have an appropriate number of teachers present to keep an eye on the children as there may be large numbers present. In extreme cases, a teacher may directly injure your child. You have a right to claim compensation for the mistreatment of your child where there is evidence of negligence.

    How to make your claim

    An accident or injury claim can go much smoother when you contact Accident Advice Helpline for assistance. We will help you decide whether to pursue your case based on the evidence of negligence. If you have experienced a negligent teacher and you want to claim compensation for your child’s injury, you can give us a call on our free 24-hour line – 0800 689 0500 – to speak to one of our solicitors. We will offer you no-obligation advice on your case and operate on a no win, no fee* basis. This means you won’t have to dip into your own finances to pay anything upfront for claiming compensation from those at fault for your child’s injury.

    Date Published: July 23, 2014

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    Author: David Brown

    Category: Accident at school

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.