Sometimes, accidents happen in schools, colleges and universities, and our children get hurt through no fault of their own. If in the last three years this has happened to your child, you should be talking to an injury lawyer in Suffolk about making a personal injury compensation claim on their behalf.
Children need taking care of
In every way, parents or legal guardians see to the needs of our youngsters, so why should claiming compensation for them be any different? Their age should not stop the law being applied to them — the law says that if you have been injured in an accident that was the fault of someone else, the guilty party should compensate you. If your child is under 18, it is likely that a court would insist in the compensation being put into a trust for them to access when they are older.
The accidents that can occur in schools, colleges and universities
The accidents that can happen in educational establishments can include:
- Being hurt on damaged furniture;
- Burns or scalds in cookery classes or chemistry labs;
- Sporting injuries that are outside of normal play;
- Being knocked over in the car parks;
- Assault by another pupil;
- Accidents while out on class trips;
- Accidents when there are unruly students because of a lack of supervision;
- Falling down stairs because of broken or lack of handrails; and
- Slipping on wet floors that have no warning signs.
Here are just a few examples of the accidents that can happen, and why you might want to make a personal injury claim on behalf of your child using an injury lawyer in Suffolk at Accident Advice Helpline to help.
Accident Advice Helpline can help to make a personal injury claim for children at school
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have the compassion to deal with children. We know that you will not want to put them through the trauma of a court case, and for most of our claimants that is not necessary – we can settle most of the claims before they reach court.
We have been helping the faultless victims of accidents for over 15 years, and have the expertise your child needs on their side.
Our advisors are friendly and helpful, and are available on our freephone helpline 0800 180 4123. Although, knowing children of today, they would rather do things on the internet, and that’s possible too. On our homepage, there is a 30-second test that tells you if your claim is valid and how much you may be awarded. There is also an online claim form for your convenience.
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown