The first priority of any school, one would have thought, will always be the health, safety and wellbeing of the children it is charged with looking after and educating. Thankfully, most schools in the UK do a very good job at this. However, it is almost impossible to manage all risks effectively in large, busy schools, as much as one might like to.
As such, there may well be times when your child is exposed to circumstances that could result in her being injured in an accident that was not her fault while she was at school.
Although it will most likely be of little comfort to you if your child has just come home from hospital having suffered an injury as the result of an accident that was not their fault, it will be worth bearing in mind that you may be able to take legal action against the local authority that controls your child’s school with the aid of a decent solicitor with a view to winning a compensation pay-out on behalf of your child.
When you think about it, it’s pretty surprising that more children are not injured in accidents that were not their fault while at school that could give rise to some form of action. Schools that have hundreds of kids to contend with do a pretty good job of making sure that the children in their charge are not injured in accidents that were not their fault.
Having said that, the majority of schools are littered with dangers that could injure a child. Maybe your child suffered a nasty injury after slipping on a spillage in her school’s canteen. Perchance she was hurt by a defective piece of gym equipment while taking part in a PE lesson. Perhaps she got hurt while playing on an unsafe climbing frame in her school’s playground. You might even be able to take action if your child contracted some form of food poisoning after having a school dinner.
It is your child’s right
If your child has been injured in an accident that was not her fault while she was at school, don’t take it lying down. There will be a chance that school staff might try and persuade you not to take action, but this will partly be in fear of the consequences they might suffer if they were found to be in any way negligent.
Call Accident Advice Helpline today to find out if you might have a case. The freephone contact number is 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Accident Advice Helpline are a national firm that works across the whole of the UK. So if you need an injury solicitor in Batley look no further than our expert service.
Date Published: 10th March 2014
Author: David Brown