Anyone thinking about launching Tameside claims for injuries their children have sustained at school, might like to consider using no win, no fee service that we offer here at Accident Advice Helpline; the service that is highly recommended by the well-known TV celebrity and people’s consumer champion, Esther Rantzen.
The basic rule regarding compensation for personal injury claim
Children are accident prone, and if they suffer an injury at school which comes about through their own negligence or carelessness, the school has no case to answer. You cannot claim compensation. In order to claim recompense, the fault or blame for the incident or accident that brings the injury about, has to be attributable to the school itself, or a member of its staff.
Other important factors that qualify compensation claim
There are a couple of other factors to be taken into consideration before any claim can be legitimized. In the first instance, the injury must be of a reasonably serious nature. Minor cuts and bruises would not be considered. The other rule is with regard to the statute of limitations.
Special rule regarding the 3-year statute of limitations and minors
Under normal circumstances, the standard statute of limitations that applies to personal injury claims is three years. In other words, a claim, has to be launched within three years of the injury taking place. With children or minors however, (anyone under the age of 18), the actual 3-year window does not start counting down until the child reaches his or her 18th birthday. In other words, you have until your offspring’s 21st birthday before the statute runs out. But you can launch your claim as soon as the accident/injury happens, and in fact, this is to be recommended.
Getting an estimate for your Tameside claims within 30 seconds
Injuries to children are traumatic events, not just for the children themselves, but for the parents too. In order to find out how much compensation your child could be due regarding any Tameside claims you intend to launch , the best thing to do is to visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and use what we refer to as our 30-second test; 30 seconds because that’s how long it takes on average to answer 4 simple questions and be given your estimate.
The depth of Accident Advice Helpline’s knowledge and experience
Accident Advice Helpline has been helping parents to obtain compensation for injuries their children have suffered at school since we first started trading back in the year 2000. The experience we have gained since then, and the knowledge that our nationwide team of dedicated injury claim solicitors has, means that we are in a very strong position to be able to help you should you have the need.
If there is any aspect of your claim that you would like to discuss with one of our experienced advisers, please call our free helpline which can be accessed from any landline on 0800 689 0500, or if using your mobile, call 0333 500 0993.