How much could you claim?

Find out in 30 seconds...
Injured in the last 3 years?
Was the accident your fault?
Did you recieve medical attention?
Please tell us where you were injured
  • Please enter your full name
  • Please enter a valid name
  • Please enter your telephone number
  • Please enter a valid telephone number
  • Please read our Terms & Conditions

    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation Claim in Westhoughton

    Accidents in schools

    If you have been injured at an accident at a school in the last three years and it was not your fault, then you might be able to make a compensation claim in Westhoughton.

    Types of accidents

    Many different types of accidents can occur in schools or any other sort of educational establishment. For example, a child could be injured during an experiment in a science class because they were not suitably supervised, or were not given adequate personal protection equipment. If a child is injured in this instance, it would be the fault of the teacher responsible, and ultimately the school, who did not fulfil their duty of care.

    Your child could be injured in a playground accident if the play area was not properly maintained or kept free from hazards. Of course accidents happen, and never more so than when children are concerned, but this does not mean that all accidents could not have been prevented. A child might slip on the playground or any other walking area around the school because the pathways have not been properly maintained. This is especially true at certain types of year when snow and ice might be lying on the ground.

    If your child has been injured, you might be able to make a compensation claim in Westhoughton. You could make a claim on your child’s behalf, or they could wait until they are old enough to make a claim for themselves (i.e. when they are 18 years old).

    Of course, it’s not just children who can be injured in school environments. You could be injured as the parent of a child. For example, you could be collecting your child from school property and be injured by tripping over a significantly raised piece of groundwork. Or, you might be working in a school and suffer injury as a result of all sorts of accidents, from slipping on the stairs to tripping over items that should have been put away safely.

    Open Claim Calculator

    Regardless of the reasons that led to your accident, and regardless of how you have been injured, you might be able to make a compensation claim in Westhoughton.

    How to start a compensation claim in Westhoughton

    The first thing you ought to do if you want to make a compensation claim in Westhoughton is contact Accident Advice Helpline. With over 15 years’ experience in dealing with personal injury claims, we know how to ensure your case is processed as best as possible, and will do all we can to make sure you win the financial compensation that you deserve.

    To find out how much your compensation claim in Westhoughton might be worth, you can take our 30-second test now, a free no-obligation compensation calculator on our website.

    Date Published: 14th September 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.