Children’s Accidents at School
When you send your child to school you are obviously entrusting their education to the teaching staff, but you also entrust their safety to all adults that come in to contact with them.
If your child is injured whilst on school grounds then you might want to speak to an experienced compensation lawyer in Herefordshire, to find out if you could make a claim for compensation on their behalf.
At Accident Advice Helpline, solicitors have worked on numerous cases involving children who have been injured at school. Some of the most common accidents involve:
- Playground equipment – children are by nature very boisterous and unaware of the potential for danger surrounding them. This is why the equipment that is available for them to use in a playground setting should be fit for purpose and properly maintained, but should also take into account the age of the children using it. If your reception age child is injured whilst using equipment that is fundamentally unsuitable for their age then you may be able to make a claim for compensation. Many schools will ensure that there are certain areas set apart for younger children to help minimise the risk of injury. Speak to an experienced compensation lawyers in Herefordshire today to find out if your child qualifies to make a claim for compensation.
- Slips and trips – with all the rushing around that children do, it is often no surprise when they come home with a bruised knee or a graze. However, if the accident was caused as a result of poorly maintained stairs or floors, or perhaps a pavement or pathway that was not suitably gritted and salted during adverse weather conditions, then an experienced compensation lawyer in Herefordshire may be able to help you make a claim for compensation on your child’s behalf.
Accidents can also occur outside of the school, for example when children are on school trips. During such times children are meant to be under the close supervision of teachers or other carers; however, even when the school itself undertakes this responsibility without issue an accident can still occur. For example, they could be visiting an area where the owner has not taken necessary safety precautions and a child is injured as a result. An experienced compensation lawyer in Herefordshire may be able to help you make a claim for compensation against the owner of the venue they are visiting rather than the school itself.
Accidents can also occur on the school bus, or a coach that has been hired by the school for transport purposes. These can be typical road traffic collisions, but it may be that the coach driver was at fault for not driving safely, or not taking the necessary precautions to ensure passenger safety.
Call Accident Advice Helpline to connect with an experienced compensation lawyer in Herefordshire
Whatever the situation, Accident Advice Helpline can connect you with an experienced compensation lawyer in Herefordshire, who will help you make a claim.
To find out if you can qualify you can take our 30 second test and leave the rest to us. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 3rd April 2014
Author: David Brown