College accident claims
For young people, starting college is both an exciting and stressful time. It may involve living away from home for the first time and will certainly include a whole range of new experiences. Most of them will be pleasant! Some, however, will not. If you have recently started college and have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, you will probably be looking for some support and advice. There is plenty of help available to students both on campus and beyond. Here are some sources of support for you at this difficult time in your life.
College accident claims – student support services
All college and university campuses have a type of student support service. They can usually be reached via a 24-hour helpline and offer drop-in sessions or appointments. They can assist students with many problems relating to college accident claims including:
- Medical appointments
- Disability matters
- Mental health
Many institutions are especially good at supporting vulnerable students who are finding college life tough. It is certainly worth talking to them to see what help they can give you.
College accident claims – your department
Injuries that are part of accident claims can seriously disrupt your education.
It is not fair that your injuries should disadvantage you educationally. Speak to the head of your academic department as soon as you can. Explain carefully what you can and cannot do and give them an estimated timescale for your recovery.
Colleges can sometimes give assistance to students so that they can attend exams. For example, if you have broken the hand that you write with, then you may be allowed to use a scribe in examinations. This is a person, provided by the college, who is allowed to write your answers down for you. There are special techniques for using a scribe and your department should be able to help with this. In other cases, it is possible to defer your education for a year so that you can start again when you are recovered.
Accident Advice Helpline
Accident Advice Helpline are a law firm who are experts in dealing with college accident claims. They will help you to decide whether you want to make a claim or not be talking you through a unique 30-second claim test. You will not have to pay any up front legal fees for this service and can access this help via our helpline on 0800 689 0500 or from your mobile on 0333 500 0993. Most college accident claims may be handled over the phone.
Date Published: 30th May 2013
Author: David Brown