Are you claiming compensation in Staffordshire after a Sports Day injury?
Although Sports Days are traditional in most schools across the United Kingdom, they have been made safer over recent years. In a bid to reduce the number of Sports Day related injuries, many activities have been altered so that they are less dangerous for children.
A big factor in making sports days safer has been the use of alternative equipment. Years ago, many schools used wooden rackets or bats but now many opt to use plastic. In addition to being lighter, they can also be safer and far less painful if a child is accidentally hit or s/he trips. Similarly, many schools used to use tennis or cricket balls for sports and activities. Some schools now use lighter weight alternatives which are less likely to cause injury if an accident does occur.
By planning activities properly and ensuring that only a suitable number of children take part, schools can try to reduce the number of casualties on sports days but it isn’t always possible to prevent accidents from occurring.
Whilst it may be common for someone to suffer a small trip or fall whilst at school or whilst playing sports, if you feel that someone was to blame for your child’s injury then you may want to take things further. In addition to making a complaint to the school, you could also contact your Local Education Authority. As well as this, you may want to consider making a claim for compensation in Staffordshire on behalf of your child.
Although your child obviously won’t be able to make a claim for compensation in Staffordshire themselves, they can still be eligible tor receive compensation in Staffordshire if you were to make a successful claim on their behalf.
As the safety of children in schools is taken very seriously, you can be assured that your claim will be considered properly. If your claim is successful, you may even help to change practices in the school and ensure that no other child is hurt in the same way.
If you’d like to make a claim for compensation in Staffordshire, either for yourself or on behalf of someone else, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out how we can help? At Accident Advice Helpline, we’re always keen to help new claimants and we even offer free, no-obligation initial advice so that you won’t get stuck paying expensive legal fees merely to find out more about making a claim.
To find out more today, simply call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile and we’ll be happy to help. Don’t forget –you can also visit Accident Advice Helpline online to find out more or to take our 30-second test. Our 30-second test is quick and easy to use and in less than a minute you could find out just how much compensation in Staffordshire you could receive when you make a claim!
Date Published: 30th July 2014