Personal injury claims in Torridge are sometimes made because of accidents in school, colleges and universities. These educational facilities have a responsibility to make sure their students are safe from harm, as well as making sure that no workers or visitors are injured in accidents either.
When you take your young child to infant school for instance, you expect them to be perfectly safe in the care of the teachers. You do not expect to receive a phone call to say they have been injured in an accident that was not their fault. You would not think that a group of 6-year-old children would be left in a gym unsupervised, the result being a couple of them being injured, your child included, or that a piece of furniture would collapse while your child was sitting on it resulting in a broken arm.
These are just 2 scenarios of things that have happened in recent years in schools. There are many, many more, such as:
- Accidents in the car parks can involve anyone at all
- Accidents for staff in the kitchens, and for students in the domestic science kitchens
- Food poisoning
- Corridors having obstructions or spillages can cause a slip, trip or fall accident
- Lack of supervision in places like chemistry labs
The list just goes on and if your child is injured in an accident at school, college or university, you should be considering making a personal injury claim in Torridge on their behalf.
If they are under 18 years of age when the accident happens, they are unable to make the claim themselves. But if you do not claim for them, when they reach 18, they have until the day before their 21st birthday to start a personal injury claim in Torridge. The only problem with this is, if this is several years later, the claim can be much harder to prove.
Making personal injury claims in Torridge for your child
At Accident Advice Helpline we endeavour to keep the claim process as stress free as possible for victims, but this is doubly important where children are concerned. We will do our best to settle the claim before it reaches court, so that they do not have to be concerned about the prospect of standing in a witness box.
This will also speed up the process, as often waiting for a court date is the longest delay of any claim.
If you would like to discuss the possibility of making a claim on behalf of your child, call our freephone helpline number on 0800 689 0500 and speak to one of our friendly advisors. They will talk to you about what has happened and put your mind at rest regarding making a claim. Their advice is not charged for, and you have no obligation to proceed if you decide that is best for your child.
Date Published: 5th August 2014