Forest of Dean no win no fee
Hearing that your child has been injured whilst left in the care of someone else can be terrifying. Knowing that you have left the safety of your child to someone else, it’s no wonder that as a parent you feel concerned as to whether you are doing the right thing.
However, in some situations you have little choice – the law states that children must be in education from the age of five. Unless you are prepared to take on the responsibilities of home schooling, you must buy the uniform and walk your child up that path every morning.
For the most part schools are very safe environments. The vast majority of accidents that do occur are typical to those associated with young children – the occasional bump or bruised knee, a graze here or a little cut there. These things happen as children are notorious for dashing around and getting into mischief.
However, there are some situations in which an accident is less commonplace and less easy to pass off as “just one of those things”. If you think your child has been injured in an accident that was not their fault and which could easily have been prevented were it not for the carelessness of someone else, then you could be entitled to make a Forest of Dean no win no fee claim on their behalf.
Duty of Care at School
All schools and educational providers have a legal duty of care to ensure that the pupils attending are kept safe. This means safe from any foreseeable harm.
The environment must be well maintained and children should be supervised where appropriate. Playground equipment should be free from hazards such as broken glass, non slip mats should be provided where necessary and hygiene standards should be impeccable in the school canteen.
If there are any failures in these settings and your child is injured as a result, then you will have the right to make a Forest of Dean no win no fee claim. Why not speak to Accident Advice Helpline today to find out more about the process.
Accident Advice Helpline
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we have nearly 14 years’ experience in helping people make Forest of Dean no win no fee claims – either for themselves or for a loved one.
Legally speaking children, who are regarded as being minors, are unable to make a Forest of Dean no win no fee claim in their own name. However, you can either claim on their behalf by acting as a litigation friend, or you can wait until they reach the age of 18 and can make a Forest of Dean no win no fee claim in their own right.
Why not take our 30 second test today to see how much your child’s Forest of Dean no win no fee claim may be worth or give us a call to get tailored advice?
Date Published: 21st October 2014
Author: David Brown