The district of Oadby and Wigston has a strong connection to the University of Leicester, as many of its students call the Oadby Student Village home. Founded in 1921, the university has an excellent reputation and was named University of the Year in 2008 by The Guardian and Times Good University Guide. It is consistently rated in the top 20 of other major university rankings and is well-respected as a research facility, most famous for its invention of genetic fingerprinting.
The student village is known as one of the best student accommodation sites in the UK, with a convenience store, laundry and safety bus available on site. Adjacent to the village is the beautiful botanical gardens which belong to the university and are used for research purposes; regular events include art exhibitions and live musical performances which are open to the general public.
Attending any university as a new student can be a daunting prospect, and can be made even worse if the institution fails in its duty of care, leading to accidents and injury. If you are injured at university, you may wish to speak to Oadby and Wigston no win no fee lawyers about claiming personal injury compensation.
How can Oadby and Wigston no win no fee lawyers help me claim?
By calling the friendly team at Accident Advice Helpline, you can receive the help and guidance you deserve. Call free on 0800 689 0500 for a no obligation quote.
What injuries can Oadby and Wigston no win no fee lawyers help students claim for?
Students leaving home and attending university for the first time can be at risk from all kinds of hazards and may need to contact Oadby and Wigston no win no fee lawyers if they are injured. Facilities at the university and accommodation should be tested and fit for purpose including electrics, fire safety equipment and any instruments or apparatus used in teaching-based activities. Poor maintenance in halls of residence, such as broken fixtures and fittings can result in lacerations or puncture wounds, and failures to clear up or signpost wet areas can lead to slips and trips. Injuries arising from accidents on campus may include:
- Slips and trips – wet floors, which have been recently cleaned but not signposted, can lead to falls and result in back injuries, fractures and dislocations.
- Lacerations and puncture wounds – broken or loose nails, metal or glass in windows, household furniture and light fittings all present a risk and can lead to the possibility of severe wounds, infection and permanent scarring.
- Burns – scalds, chemical and fire related burns may all be caused by equipment during experiments in science-related subjects. Inadequate protective gear such as goggles can also lead to eye injuries.
Date Published: 13th September 2014
Author: David Brown