School injury compensation claims occur when a child or member of staff suffers an injury or accident that was not their fault and instead was someone else’s fault. New figures discovered by the Bolton News have revealed that the total amount of compensation paid out over a five-year period is much higher than was previously thought. This is because the original figure only took into account compensation claims that were paid to pupils. There were additional successful claims made by members of staff at Bolton schools, as well as by some visitors to some of the schools in the area.
The period of time ran from May 2009 until April 2014. During that period £150,000 was paid out in varying amounts to 16 pupils. The same period of time saw further pay-outs totalling just over £107,000. This was split between 27 people, both staff members and visitors at a number of different schools. The school injury compensation claims for the five-year period therefore totalled just over a quarter of a million pounds. This was said to be nearly double the amount paid in compensation by Bury Council for school claims.
Are you entitled to claim compensation on behalf of your child?
If your child has suffered an injury at school you are entitled to find out more about a potential compensation claim. There must be evidence that someone else was negligent and that the accident and/or injury was therefore their fault rather than that of your child.
The same applies if you are a teacher or other member of staff at a school anywhere in the country, or indeed a visitor. While schools are generally very safe places to be, there is a potential for an accident to occur.
Accident Advice Helpline is here to provide no-obligation advice and may be able to help you
If you or your child has been injured in or around a school, or you are a staff member who has been injured, you should seek out information as soon as possible. Accident Advice Helpline has a team of professional injury compensation lawyers that will help you find out whether you can secure a no win, no fee* case against those involved. We’re friendly and helpful and with 14 years’ experience we can provide you with just the support you need. Get in touch now on our free 24/7 enquiry line – 0800 689 0500.
Source: Bolton News
Date Published: July 23, 2014
Author: David Brown