When you take your children to nursery or school each day, you leave them there expecting them to be safe and well looked after by the staff. But this is not always the case, and if your child is injured in an accident at school or nursery that was not their own fault, you may be able to make a personal injury claim in Bridgend on their behalf.
Accidents at school that can result in a personal injury claim in Bridgend
It is surprising how easily children can be injured in accidents in nurseries and schools, somewhere you would expect them to be perfectly safe. But accidents happen all the time, such as:
- Accidents in the car parks
- Old furniture collapsing or giving them nasty cuts and splinters
- In old school buildings they could be exposed to asbestos
- A lack of supervision in a chemistry lab can lead to accidents with chemicals
- Wet stairs are always a hazard, not just for children
These are just a few suggestions of the types of accidents that can happen in schools, but of course it is not just the children that can be injured through no fault of their own.
If you can prove that the accident that injured you or your child was the fault of someone else, you may be able to make an injury claim in Bridgend.
The school as the employer
Schools and nurseries, like all employers in the UK have a legal duty to protect the health and safety of their staff, and of course this is not just the teaching staff. Schools also employ kitchen staff, cleaners and administrative staff. Schools have the extra responsibility of protecting the health and safety of the children in their care, and if they fail in their duty, and someone is injured in an accident at a nursery or school, they could have to face a personal injury claim in Bridgend.
The school will not want any personal injury claims made against them, as compensation payouts affect the amount of funding they receive. But sometime this has to be done, if only to make them more aware of their duty of care.
There is a time limit for making a personal injury claim in Bridgend of three years from the date of the accident. However, in the case of minors, if a parent or guardian does not claim on the child’s behalf, this time limit is waived. The child has until they are 21 to make a claim (3 years after their 18th birthday).
Call us at Accident Advice Helpline now
For claims advice and help, call us at Accident Advice Helpline now. Find out if you have a valid claim to make.
Call us on our freephone number, 0800 689 0500, from a landline. If you call from a mobile, ring 0333 500 0993.
Why not call now and find out more about making a personal injury claim in Bridgend?
Date Published: 21st October 2014