Accidents at school
For most parents, they hope that the worst accident their child is likely to suffer at school is a scraped knee after they fall over in the playground. However, for some, accidents can be far more serious than this.
If your child has been injured in an accident that you think can, and indeed should, have been prevented then contact Accident Advice Helpline today to find out if one of our solicitors can help you make a ‘no win, no fee’ South Staffordshire claim.
Types of accidents
Unfortunately, as with any environment, accidents can and do happen in schools and other educational establishments up and down the country. Sometimes these things just cannot be prevented. However, at other times, mistakes are made and children suffer as a result. If you think the safety of your child has been compromised and that is why they have been injured then you should consider making a ‘no win, no fee’ South Staffordshire claim for compensation.
One of the most common causes for no win no fee South Staffordshire claims to be made against schools is where children have slipped or tripped. Although this is a common issue for children, especially the younger ones, it is not always a case of them being clumsy. If items have been left lying around which present a tripping hazard, or if pathways are uneven or have broken paving slabs, then children are more likely to fall and cannot be held accountable if an accident does happen. Equally, children may slip over on ungritted icy paths, or as a result of spilt water in halls or class rooms.
The role of our ‘no win, no fee’ South Staffordshire solicitors is to establish the cause of an accident and determine whether someone else is ultimately responsible for that accident occurring. If something has been overlooked, for example a spilt glass of water, which has led to your child slipping over and injuring themselves, then that is a situation which could have been avoided.
Another common accident may be sporting injuries. Although injuries do often occur as a result of contact sports, it is important to be able to tell the difference between a common injury, and one which cannot have been avoided, and one which was caused as a result of negligence. If children are not offered suitable advice on how to perform a sport, or are not given the right protective equipment to ensure injury doesn’t occur then it may be possible to make a ‘no win, no fee’ South Staffordshire claim.
Start your ‘no win, no fee’ South Staffordshire claim today
If you think you could make a ‘no win, no fee’ South Staffordshire claim on behalf of your child, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline today? Take our 30 second test and we will be able to give you more information. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: 26th November 2014
Author: David Brown