Accidents in schools, nurseries, colleges and universities are more common than people realise. We all leave our children in the care of the staff expecting them to be perfectly safe, but that is not always the case, and sometimes parents or guardians make a personal injury claim in Exeter to get compensation for their child.
The accidents that can happen in schools that result in a personal injury claim in Exeter
There are many accidents that can happen in educational facilities, and it is not just the children that are at risk. There are all the staff in these places as well, the teachers, cleaners, admin staff cooks, and many others.
The sorts of accident s that could happen are:
- Accidents with vehicles in car parks
- Accidents in gyms
- Accidents caused by faulty furniture, it could collapse or break
- Electric shocks
- Accidents in labs
- Accidents on school trips
- In old buildings there could be asbestos exposure
These are just a few samples, but whatever stage of their education your child is in, they could be injured in an accident that was not their fault, and at the time of the accident is the best time to make the claim.
Making a personal injury claim in Exeter sooner rather than later
It does appear that claims made sooner rather than later are more successful, and receive higher awards. It can only be assumed that this is because the evidence for the claim is more readily accepted when it is fresh in everyone’s mind, rather than years later.Open Claim Calculator
If you do not make a claim for them, they can make one for themselves, but not until they reach 18. Then they have three years until the day before their 21st birthday to start their claim. This could mean if the accident happened when they were 6 for instance, it could be nearly 15 years before they make a claim, and then the evidence could be questioned and their claim is a lot less likely to be successful.
Keeping the personal injury claim in Exeter stress-free for your child
One of the biggest problems when making a claim for a child is how upsetting the prospect of standing in court facing someone from their school can be. At Accident Advice Helpline we do everything to avoid this situation, and every effort is made to settle the claim before it reaches the courts.
We also make the claim risk free by not asking you for any money to start the claim or if the claim is lost. This is known as no win no fee, and is the only way we handle claims.
There is a compensation calculator on our website, which we call the 30-second test, this is because that is all it takes to complete, and to get an estimate of how much your compensation could be.
If you prefer, you can chat to one of our friendly advisors on our freephone helpline. They will help you all they can when you want to make a personal injury claim.