We all expect that when we drop our children off at school, that they will be safe and will not come to any harm. We do not expect them to suffer whiplash or any other type of injury, because they have fell over and banged their head hard, while they are there.
It may be that this happens in the normal rough and tumble of playing at school, but what if some one else caused it through reckless or intentional actions? If this does happen then you may wish to make whiplash accident compensation claims against the school, using the solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline for assistance.
The duty of care of the school
All schools had a duty of care towards its pupils, staff and any visitors to the school premises. They have to make sure that you child is safe from harm, and if they fail in this duty, your child is entitled to compensation from them.
Some school injuries happen because:
- A child is run over in the car park
- A lack of supervision means they get involved in activities that put them in danger
- An old desk gives off huge splinters and injures them
- A chemistry teacher gets the mix wrong in an experiment
- A cookery teacher is not careful enough and a child is burned or scalded
- The school cleaners miss a spillage and a child has a nasty slip, banging their head as they fall, making the need for whiplash accident compensation claims
In this list, are just a few examples of the injuries that can happen to your children while they are at school, there are many other ways they could be injured through no fault of their own.
Making whiplash accident compensation claims on behalf of children
Your child is obviously too young to make an injury claim, but you can make one on their behalf. Children legally cannot make whiplash accident compensation claims themselves until they are 18, but that does not stop a parent or guardian making one for them.
It is not unusual in the awarding of compensation for a child that the courts insist it is put into a trust fund until they are older, especially where large amounts of money are concerned.
Keeping the claim stress free for your child
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we will make sure that your child has as little stress as possible when a claim is being made for them, and we will do our best to keep them out of a court room. This can be quite a frightening prospect for a child, so our expert personal injury lawyers will endeavour to settle matters before it gets to that stage.
If you are unsure whether to proceed, speak to one of our friendly and compassionate advisors on 0800 180 4123. They will answer any questions you may have about claiming for your child, but their advice is free and you will be under no obligation at all to continue.