Injuries in schools and nurseries
If you’re of a certain vintage, you can probably remember when schools and nurseries did not close due to a little bit of bad weather. These days, they seem to shut up shop as soon as there’s even a mere hint of a slight dusting of light snow. Obviously, bad weather does make the logistics of running a school or nursery that much harder, especially if staff have problems coming into work, but this is not the only reason why schools and nurseries shut down during poor conditions.
Like all businesses and other public services, schools and nurseries have to make sure that any ice or snow does not put children (or indeed adults) at risk of suffering an accident that was not their fault while they are on their premises. If they fail in their duty, they could find the injured party suing the local authority that funds them with the aid of a good 100% no win no fee personal injury lawyer in Rayleigh.
Bad weather, schools and injuries
School staff will typically do all they can to clear any ice or snow from the ground before children arrive if they are going to open, but sometimes it can be difficult to clear a large area. As such, children and/or their parents could end up slipping when they attend. If a child or an adult were to slip on a patch of ice while on school premises, they could take action with a personal injury lawyer in Rayleigh against the school and the local authority that funds it, unless of course it was a private institution, in which case the owners would be liable.
You or your child could receive a payout of several thousands of pounds if you were to be injured after taking a tumble after slipping on a piece of ice on school property. The amount you could wind up with will be very much dependent on the nature and severity of the injuries you suffered. If you’d like to get a feel for the type of money at which you could be looking, why not bang a few details about the incident that resulted in you or your child getting hurt into the 30-second claims calculator on the right of this web page?
The next steps
If you or your child have been in juried after slipping on a patch of ice on school premises, you should touch base with a top 100% no win no fee personal injury lawyer in Rayleigh, such as those at Accident Advice Helpline, to find out if you might be able to claim a compensation payout. Call 0800 689 0500 for free personal injury advice.