Accidents happen in nurseries, schools and colleges more often that parents realise. You would expect your children to be safe while they are in these places, but that is not always the case. Accidents occur often, and if your child was not at fault for the injuries they have been caused, they could be entitled to compensation. The easiest way to get this is to get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to see if they are eligible to make a personal injury claim in Kettering.
The school accidents that can result in an injury claim in Kettering
Most children will suffer minor bumps and knocks while they are at school, this is a normal part of school life. But what if:
- They are injured because they are run over in one of the car parks
- Faulty furniture collapses and injures them
- They fall down some stairs because of the lack of a handrail
- They are injured while on a school trip
- They are injured in a lab experiment that goes wrong
- They are sexually abused by one of the teachers
- They are injured in the gym because of a lack of supervision
- Their school is housed in an old building and they are exposed to asbestos
These might be just ‘what ifs’, but these and many more accidents happen every day in nurseries, schools and colleges.
Whatever educational facility they are in, has a legal duty to protect their health and safety while they are there, and this does not just apply to the children. They also have to make sure any staff and visitors are safe as well, because if one of them gets injured in an accident that was not their fault on school premises, they could make a personal injury claim in Kettering as well.
Making a personal injury claim for your child
Children cannot make a personal injury claim themselves, you have to be 18 or over to do that. But a parent or guardian can make a claim on their behalf, and Accident Advice Helpline can help them.
We understand what a stressful time this can be for a child, particularly having to go back to school once they have recovered. But also the though of facing someone from the school in court can be a daunting prospect for them, and we will endeavour to make sure this does not happen.
Children are affected by these sorts of things much more than adults, and we know that the process of a claim needs to be as stress free as possible for them.
Chat to one of our friendly advisers on our freephone number 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, and they will guide you through every step of the way for your child’s claim.
If you do not make a claim for them at the time of the accident, they have 3 years from their 18th birthday to claim their compensation. However, the evidence is much easier to prove if the claim is made sooner, rather than it being several years later when they are old enough to make a claim on their own behalf.