Accidents at School
Combining boisterous children in large numbers with masses of equipment might sound like a recipe for disaster and whilst accidents at schools are thankfully few, they are significant enough to ensure that the schools take the maximum precautions needed to prevent accidents and injury to children within school property.
These precautions are known as a duty of care and extend to every member of school personnel from the Head/Principal down to the catering and lunchtime staff.
This is why, should a child come to harm as a result of an accident at school which was the fault of the negligence or lack of care of school staff, the parents of the child are entitled to make a compensation claim in Temple Gate on behalf of their child.
Accidents Which Could Happen
Although some accidents simply cannot be predicted or planned for, others are sadly much more common. Some of these might include:
- Slips, trips or falls in the buildings or grounds as a result of a spill or hazard
- Injuries caused by defective equipment such as desks or chairs
- Accidents in sports or games lessons
- Food poisoning from meals purchased from the school canteen
- Unsafe practices during lessons with an additional risk (such as science)
- Accidents which occur away from school property but whilst school staff still retain control such as class outings, trips or holidays.
Making a compensation claim in Temple Gate for an accident or injury to a child whilst they were at school can be a difficult process. For example, the parent or guardian would have to prove that it was the school or personnel of the school which were responsible for the accident in question rather than the child themselves.
Because children can be particularly boisterous and often act with a lack of care towards their own safety, it may be the case in many situations where the child or their friends were responsible for the accident (albeit unintentionally) and in this situation there is little to do other than hope that the child will make a full recovery and learn to be a little more careful as they play or learn in the future.
However, in other cases, the school or their staff may have contributed to the accident either by failing to act properly or not acting at all. For example, it could be the case that a floor surface on school grounds has broken or become defective and has either been ignored or repaired to a poor standard. If a child were to then fall, slip or trip on said surface then the school and their actions/lack thereof can be said to be directly responsible for the injury to the child. In this case, a compensation claim Temple Gate can be made.
Making a Compensation Claim in Temple Gate
Accident Advice Helpline have been working for over 14 years facilitate compensation claim in Temple Gate. Our 30 second test could quickly and accurately establish the validity of your claim and we can provide support throughout the process.
Date Published: 4th September 2013
Author: David Brown