Some people think teachers have an easy job. The naysayers point to the length of the typical school day and the apparently generous amount of holidays they receive. In most cases, this is a nonsense. The great majority of teachers spend many hours in the afternoon and evening marking work and preparing lessons. The same is true in the school holidays. This comes on top of having to keep multiple classes full of kids in check when they are working during school hours.
These days, teachers also need to be conscious of making sure that the children they are looking after are not injured in accidents that were not their fault. If they do not, they could face disciplinary action or in severe cases criminal charges. Aside from that, the local authority they work for could be hit with action for compensation by a South Staffordshire law firm, or a law firm as experienced as Accident Advice Helpline. As the majority of parents are well aware of their right to seek recompense should their child be injured, this will be something all teachers need to think about, but perhaps especially PE teachers.
PE accidents and South Staffordshire law firm action
Kids will get hurt when playing sport in the rough and tumble of play. Most parents are more than happy to accept this fact. But parents and guardians should not be happy to accept their children being hurt in an accident that came about as a result of a PE teacher’s negligence or irresponsible behaviour. If your child was to be hurt by a PE teacher’s negligent or irresponsible behaviour, you might well find yourself in a position where a compensation claim through a South Staffordshire law firm might be an option.
Perhaps your child and his class were not being properly supervised while using field sports equipment such as shot-puts and javelins. You won’t have to think too long about the consequences of a group of young children being left to their own devices with this sort of gear. If your child were to be hit on the head by a shop-put ball that was thrown while his class was not being properly supervised, you could well have a South Staffordshire law firm claim on your hands.
Call us today to get the compensation your child deserves
If your child has been injured while taking part in PE activities at school as a consequence of not being properly supervised, you should pick up the phone right now and call the Accident Advice Helpline on one of the numbers at the top of this page to find out if the firm might be able to offer you the 100% no-win, no-fee* representation you need to get your case off the ground.
Date Published: 15th April 2017
Author: Jan Newell