School trip accident advice can help you to confirm your eligibility for a personal injury claim. If you have been injured on a school trip or know someone that has, then get in touch with the friendly advisers at Accident Advice Helpline.
We understand that the welfare of a child is of the utmost importance. If someone has been negligent, then they need to be made aware of it and made to pay in some way for the inconvenience it has caused you.
Risk of accidents
Children and teenagers are not always aware of the dangers around them, especially when they are having a good time with friends while on a school trip. These trips help to inspire and educate individuals through activities whether it is a one-day visit to a theme park, or a weekend spent at one of the many adventure training camps across the UK. If you are a parent, then you expect the school to look after your child and implement stringent health and safety procedures, so that the risk of serious injuries are minimised.
However, accidents can happen. If you or your child has been injured on a school trip and it has had a negative impact on your life, then you are within your rights to file a claim. You may have been forced to pay for private medical bills, or in more serious cases fund new equipment and apparatus in the home to help a young person recover from their injuries. If you have been inconvenienced, then you should instruct our team of expert solicitors to make a claim for you.
You should not worry about the financial impact on the school if you decide to pursue a claim. Any money owed to you is likely to be paid by an insurance policy, so it should not affect them at all. Making a claim will also ensure that another young person will not go through the same pain and suffering, as new health and safety measures will be introduced to prevent a similar accident from happening again.
Common school trip injuries include slips and falls. If you fell on a surface that was wet and it had not been signposted while on public premises, then the building owner or local council may be liable. We can make a no win, no fee claim against the occupier if they did not have procedures in place to inspect for and eliminate any potential hazards.
We will need evidence to prove that another person or third party was to blame for the school trip accident. If you fell over an upturned pavement and broke a leg then we suggest that you take a picture of it to support your claim.
You should also gather information and contact details from individuals that saw what happened to you. Any financial documents showing out-of-pocket expenses will also help our solicitors to maximise your claim.
Complete our short online survey to see how much your claim may be worth to you and your family. For further school trip accident advice call our 24-hour free helpline from a landline on 0800 689 0500. If you would prefer a call back from one of our friendly advisers, text ‘claim365’ to 88010.
Date Published: November 15, 2014
Author: David Brown