Are you making a claim with an accident solicitor in Pontardawe because of an incident at school?
Although accidents can occur anywhere, when someone is hurt at a school or nursery it can be particularly serious as children can be involved. If you’re a parent or a guardian and your child is injured at school, you may want to take legal action via an accident solicitor in Pontardawe.
Whilst experiencing small cuts and bruises may be a normal part of growing up, if someone causes you or your child to sustain a more significant injury then an accident solicitor in Pontardawe may be able to help you to obtain compensation.
They probably didn’t intend to harm your child but they could still be held responsible for any injuries caused by them failing to meet the obligations required of them by the law.
You may be well within your rights to take action against them and you may also consider it your duty as it will ensure that unsafe practices are revised.
If, for example, children aren’t supervised properly at school or if classrooms aren’t maintained adequately, it could cause someone to get hurt. If your child is injured, the teaching or administrative staff at the school could be held responsible and you could make a claim against them or the local education authority.
Can a child obtain compensation?
When a child has been hurt or injured, they obviously can’t take legal action themselves. However, they can be eligible to receive compensation. Although you may need to contact an accident solicitor in Pontardawe on behalf of your child, if they are awarded compensation, it is likely to go to them directly.
If they are under the age of eighteen then the compensation award is likely to be held in trust for them. In most cases, one or both parents are named as trustees so you may use the money for your child’s benefit or save it for them until they are older.
If your child has been hurt or injured and you’re thinking about taking legal action against the people responsible, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline? We’re always happy to help new claimants and we can provide all the information you need in order to proceed with your claim.
To find out more now, or to make a claim with an accident solicitor in Pontardawe today, simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile.
Our personal injury team are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week so you can call at any time for assistance with your claim.
Date Published: 25th October 2014
Author: David Brown