Have you had the distressing experience of school accidents in Rochdale that have affected your child? You expect you child to be safe when they go to school, and so you should. The school has a legal duty to make sure they are, and that they do not get injured in an accident that was not their fault when they are there.
It can come as quite a shock when you get a phone call from the school to say your child been injured, and your first priority, as it should be, is to make sure they are being properly looked after.
The accident could have been in the school car park, in a cookery lesson, in a chemistry lesson, in the school playground, or maybe in the gym. Wherever it was it should not have been allowed to happen.
Once things have calmed a little, and your child tells you the accident was not their fault, you may start to wonder about making a claim for school accidents in Rochdale on their behalf. Accident Advice Helpline is here to advise and assist you with this process.
Can you make an accident claim on behalf of your child for school accidents in Rochdale?
A parent or guardian can make a compensation claim on behalf of their child. If the compensation awarded is a substantial amount, the court sometimes insist that it is put into a trust until a certain age. But apart from this, there is no age limit on being entitled to compensation, you just cannot make a claim yourself until you reach 18.
If you do not make a claim for your child at the time of the accident, they have three years from their 18th birthday to start a claim. But if the accident happened when they were 8 for example, that means the accident could have happened over 12 years before. Proving negligence on the part of the school will be much harder after all those years, so it is always better if you make the claim for them now.
Making your child’s claim with Accident Advice Helpline
Our expert claim advisers are always sympathetic to your situation, but never more so than when it involves a child. Thankfully, we are able to deal with most claims over the phone, so the chance of your child having to go through a court appearance is unlikely.
Keeping it as stress free as possible for them is important, and as that is what we endeavour to do for all claimants, we are experienced in making the claim as simple as possible.
Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or dial 0333 500 0993 if you are using a mobile, and find out more about how we can help you with a claim for compensation. Make the call today, and get your child’s claim started.