School Accident Claims

Our free guide will help you understand about school accident claims and how our free solicitors can get you the justice you deserve.

Sending your children to school should leave you feeling confident in the knowledge that they are safe and secure. Unfortunately, this is not always the case, with some schools not taking all possible precautions to keep your children safe. If you or your children suffer an injury on school premises because of their carelessness, you can make a claim. Making a claim for accidents at school can be important. It highlights the school the seriousness of their neglect. Further, it encourages them to take action to keep everyone on school premises safe in the future.

If you think that you may have a claim for an accident that took place on school grounds, call us. Dial 0121 565 4317 or claim online and our school accident claims solicitors will call you straight back. We will discuss the accident with you, ensuring that we understand the causes of the injury. Also, we will know the full extent of the injury and its impact on your life. We will then give you expert legal advice as to how to proceed in your school accident claim.

What Counts As A School Accident?

Accidents are an unfortunate part of everyday life. And it is important that we acknowledge that they will happen at school as well as at home. In order to make a school accident claim, you will need to show that the school did not take sufficient care. This could be in the provision of play equipment, the activities they ask your child to do. Also the maintenance of the buildings and grounds or the food. Common school accidents that occur on school premises could include:

  • Slips, Trips, and Falls

Although some trips and falls are normal, especially among younger children or when they overexcite. Some of the accidents are the result of the school not taking sufficient care. Examples of school negligence lead to a slip or trip that could be not wiping up spilled liquids. It also counts failing to repair playgrounds such that there is an uneven surface or no handrails around steps. All of these mean that the fall, and therefore the injury, could have been reasonably foreseen and prevented. In cases where you or your child suffer an injury on school grounds as a result of a slip, trip or fall and believe that the school should have taken measures to prevent the accident, you may be able to make a claim.

  • Contact With Noxious Substances

We expect that our children should stay away from harmful or noxious substances while they are at school. In much the same way as we would at home. Unfortunately, there can be more access to harmful chemicals and other hazards within the school environment. Whilst the school is not responsible for preventing all harm within the science laboratory. As an example, you may be able to make a claim if your child gets injured handling substances without sufficient safety equipment (for example if the school doesn’t provide safety glasses) or if there is inadequate supervision. If the accident could reasonably have been foreseen and measures were not taken to avoid it, you may be able to make a school accident claim. A claim may also be possible if you discover that your child exposes to asbestos within the school environment or other similar hazards. Such claims can be complex, however, so call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online to find out whether our school accident claims solicitors can help or not.

  • Illnesses Related To The Provision Of School Meals

You are entitled to expect that the food your children are given at school should be to a high standard of safety and hygiene, and should have been prepared in a kitchen kept to the highest levels of cleanliness. If this is not the case and your child contracts an illness, you may be eligible for compensation. In many cases, illnesses due to issues with school food will affect a large number of children. s\So it may be useful to discuss the issue with other parents. If you think that there has been an issue with your child’s school food and you would like to make a claim, call us. Dial 0121 565 4317 or claim online. We may contact other parents as well to ensure that the issue resolves with the seriousness that it deserves.

  • Injuries Due To Playground Equipment

Good child development requires that children spend time playing outside and experiencing a wide range of different environments and situations. For younger children in particular, however, these need to be age-appropriate and adequately supervised. If your child’s school provides play equipment that is not appropriate for the age of the children using it or do not provide sufficient adults to supervise the children’s playtimes such that the children are prevented from using equipment in a way that is not safe, the school may be liable (a legal way of saying responsible) for any accidents and injuries your child may suffer as a result.

Can School Accident Claims Only Be Made On Behalf Of A Child?

Schools are responsible for the safety of everyone they can reasonably expect to come onto their premises. This includes staff, students, parents, cleaners, inspection teams, caterers, and delivery drivers. If you suffer injury on school grounds when you had a legitimate reason to be there, make a claim. Examples of accidents in which parents suffer injury in an accident at school include slips or trips while picking the children up from school or struck by falling objects while on school grounds.

If you suffer an accident or injury on school grounds and think you might have a claim, call us. Dial 0121 565 4317 or claim online and our school accident claims solicitors will call you straight.

Do All School Accident Claims Have To Have Happened On School Grounds?

The short answer is no. Your child may go to an assortment of different locations with their school. It includes school trips, swimming lessons or other activities, some of which you may accompany them on. If you or your child suffer an injury on trips, you can get compensation from the school, or another responsible party. As an example, if your child gets an injury in a coach accident in a coach that the school hires to take the children to an event, you can make a claim against the coach operators. If the coach operators do not have sufficient insurance, you might make a claim against the school. As they put your child at risk by not properly checking. They should make sure that the company is safe and employers have insurance. The important question to ask the negligent or careless person of your or your child’s safety.

School Accident Claims

How Do I Go About Starting A School Accident Claim?

Making a compensation claim for an accident incurred at school is the same process as making any other personal injury compensation claim. You will need to call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online. We will offer you a free consultation, where we discuss the details of your school accident claim including:

  • The Details Of The Accident

When we ask about the accident, we will be making sure that we fully understand what happened to you or your child, the ways in which the school had not carried out their duty of care adequately, and safety precautions that were taken, what precautions could have been taken but were missed and all other details of the incident. This will allow us to get a clear idea of who exactly is to blame for the accident and injury and provides us with evidence to support this.

  • The Details Of The Injury

Whether it is yourself or your child who has been injured, we will need to know the details of the injury, including how long the injury lasted or whether it is ongoing, any treatment that might have been needed, whether there is a risk of permanent damage, any secondary injuries or issues including mental health problems resulting from the accident and any other details you feel may be relevant. It is important that we get a full picture of the nature of the injury, as this forms the basis of the amount of compensation you will be able to claim.

  • Your Personal Circumstances

We will need to ask about the ways in which the accident and injury have impacted your lives. This may include whether you have had to take time off work to heal or to care for your child and whether you have incurred any additional costs as a result of what happened. Compensation is designed to try to get you and your family back to the state you would have been in had the accident not happened. If you have incurred costs as a result of a school accident, these need to be included in your claim.

Why Choose Our School Accident Claims Solicitors?

If you suffer injury in a school accident, you can make claim. Call us now on 0121 565 4317 or claim online and our school accident claims solicitors will contact you. We will endeavor to get you the best possible support through your school accident claim. Also we will try to get you the compensation you need and deserve. It also encourages the school to take measures to keep staff, visitors and pupils safer at all times.

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