You can make a school trip accident claim with Accident Advice Helpline if you or your child has sustained serious injuries while on a school holiday in the United Kingdom or abroad. Young children and teenagers rarely think about the dangers around them on a school trip. It is up to teachers and other adult staff to ensure that they are safe.
If someone has been negligent, then you can make a personal injury claim if it resulted in you or your child being injured. Get in touch with us from a landline on 0800 689 0500 to talk about your accident claim today.
School trip accidents can take place anywhere. For example, you or your child may have been injured while skiing in France or attending a series of lectures at a university in London or Manchester. If you suffered a trip or fall, then a third party may be to blame if they did not have systems in place to check for dangerous surfaces or heavy objects.
Sometimes, accidents can be more serious. If you nearly drowned after swimming in a gorge without being given a life jacket, then a third party has failed a standard duty of care and they are liable.
School trip accidents abroad
If your school trip accident took place abroad, then it can be a more difficult claims process. This is because other countries have different laws and regulations and what may be considered negligence in the UK may not equate to the same in places such as France or Germany.
Liaising with legal teams in other countries can also be costly and time consuming. However, Accident Advice Helpline will do their best to work with those responsible to support your claim.
If the school holiday or trip was booked through a UK travel agency, then a claim is easier. This is due to the fact that the agency must keep you safe by law, and it is their responsibility to ensure this is the case at all times, whether you are travelling or staying at provided accommodations.
How can Accident Advice Helpline help?
Whatever the circumstances surrounding your personal injury, we can provide a solution. We cannot provide guarantees about the claims process or an exact amount of money you may receive; however, we can provide you with an estimate of what your claim may be worth.
We operate a 24-hour free helpline for any of your questions. This efficient service will also enable you to get in touch with an advisor who will match you with an expert solicitor if you are eligible and wish to pursue a claim.
You can make a claim with us if you were injured on a school trip during the last three years. You must also have been assisted by medical staff for those injuries. We will use evidence from the accident, including details about how and why it happened and any photographs or witness statements in an attempt to maximise your compensation.
Our solicitors work on a no win, no fee* basis, and can help you to improve your family’s financial situation by assisting you to file a claim without any upfront charges.
Date Published: November 15, 2014
Author: David Brown