School Injuries and Compensation Claims
If your child has had an accident in the school playground which has led to an injury, it can be a bit of a tricky situation to know whether you have the right to make a compensation claim in Shoreham-by-Sea. Children fall all the time and it may not be the fault of the school, so you have to think about the details of the injury before you consider making a claim. There are specific ways that the school should be looking after your child in order to ensure they are protected from accidents and injuries.
If your child is in the school playground, the school has a duty of care to ensure they are supervised. It is obviously not possible to ensure their safety at all times and accidents do happen, but there should always be adults around to make sure they are not in danger. If your child is unsupervised and they end up with a serious injury, it may be time to take action in the form of a compensation claim in Shoreham-by-Sea.
Unsafe Playing Equipment
The equipment used in the playground should be regularly checked and maintained in order to ensure it is safe. If the equipment is broken and it causes an injury to your child, the school may be held liable for this. It is important to ensure that children are as safe as possible in the playground and this includes the proper maintenance of playing equipment.
Hard Landing Surface
The area children are playing should have a relatively soft surface so that if they fall in the playground, they are less likely to suffer an injury. The playground should have grass, sand or other surfaces which will soften the fall. If this is not the case and your child becomes injured, the school may be liable although this won’t be true of all cases.
If you think your child’s school may be liable for the injury, you can call Accident Advice Helpline, who will take you through the compensation claim in Shoreham-by-Sea. It is obviously not feasible for the child to undertake the claim, so in these situations, it would be up to one of the parents to take over. If the claim is successful, the money would usually be put into a fund for the child, although it won’t be the case for every situation.
Accident Advice Helpline has trained in-house solicitors who are specialised in dealing with compensation claims of this nature. You can call the advisers or fill out the short, 30 second claim form which will give you an estimate of your entitlement. The advisers are available 24/7 to take your call and will do their upmost to ensure you get a positive outcome for your compensation claim in Shoreham-by-Sea. The ‘no win, no fee’ obligation means that you have nothing to lose by making a claim.
Date Published: 11th August 2013
Author: David Brown