If your child has been injured while attending school, then Accident Advice Helpline can provide legal representation for a successful primary school accident claim. We understand that the health and safety of your child is of the utmost importance, and that a third party should be made liable if they were to blame for a serious accident. If the accident took place during the last three years, we can help you to start a no-win no-fee claim today. Our helpful advisors are standing by discuss your options.
A primary school owes substantial duty of care to pupils, as children are often not aware of the dangers around them. Stringent health and safety measures must be put into place to ensure their safety. If you believe that a school has been negligent, then you have a right to seek compensation if your child was seriously injured. The most common accidents involve playground activities. We all want children to have fun while at school, but the maintenance of equipment they use is also important. For example, you could claim that a climbing frame gave way or was too high for the age group. If your child subsequently broke an arm or suffered a concussion then the school may be liable.
Slips and trips are perhaps the most common accident at primary schools. All surfaces at the school must be monitored so that holes and other defects are dealt with immediately, as not to pose a risk to pupils. Slippery surfaces are also a danger, so it is important that the school highlights the danger by using a cone or other object. If the school failed to warn your child about the dangers of a wet floor and they fell, our expert solicitors could make a no-win, no-fee claim on your behalf. Other common primary school injuries include those suffered while playing sports or other activities taking place on the playing fields. If someone else was to blame then you could eligible to claim.
Starting a claim
To begin the claims process, ring one of our advisors on 0800 180 1423. They will talk to you about the accident before matching you with a primary school accident solicitor if they believe you are able to make a claim. Our solicitors have worked with thousands of clients and know how to maximise your chances of receiving compensation. They will use evidence from the accident, so we recommend that you write down all the relevant details including witness accounts so we can prove that a third party was responsible for your child’s injury.
If you are a teacher or pupil and were injured at school then it is likely to have a substantial impact on your life. You may be failing to pay bills due to lost income or struggling to meet the costs of your child’s private medical bills. We can help you by securing a sum of money to cover those costs.
Date Published: November 4, 2014
Author: David Brown