School Accident Claims

Has your child suffered with an accident or injury at school or nursery? If it was through the negligence of a member of staff, you could be entitled to claim school accident compensation.

Here at 1Solicitors, we understand that seeing your child in pain is truly heart-breaking. Whether their confidence has been knocked or they’re in hospital being treated for a serious injury, they deserve to be awarded accidents at school compensation for their traumatic experience.

Our expert personal injury solicitors can help you every step of the way with your school injury claims. We have dealt with many types of injuries at school and have an enviable record of attaining excellent settlement figures for both our clients and their children.

How are school accident claims classified?

Because the scope of accidents that can be experienced at school range from cuts and bruises to broken bones, it’s often hard to classify the types of accident.

However, we advise that you take photographs of the injuries that your child has sustained at school or nursery in order to prove to a judge that school accident compensation is deserved.

What are the causes of school injury claims?

Accidents at school can come from any part of the school experience, from the negligence of staff to the equipment that they come into contact with. Some of the most popular cases for school accident claims include:

  • Injuries through faulty products, such as sporting equipment or unsafe desks
  • Slips, trips or falls on the premises
  • Food poisoning caused by items served and prepared within the school grounds

Who can claim accidents at school compensation?

Because minors under the age of 18 cannot make a claim until their 18th birthday, a parent or guardian is able to make a school injury claim on their behalf. This is referred to as appointing a ‘litigation friend’.

Alternatively, the child who experienced the school accident can make a claim in the period from their 18th birthday until their 21st.

 

How long does it take to receive accidents at school compensation?

The time it takes to receive a payout depends on a variety of things, including the co-operation with the school and their insurance provider.

Can I claim for accidents on a school trip?

Yes! Depending on the incident, you may find that the person liable for your child’s injury is a member of teaching staff – even if they’re not on the school premises. For that reason, you may be eligible to claim school accident compensation for school trips.

Establishing liability for accident at school claims

In order to make successful school injury claims, you will need to be able to prove that the injury came as a result of staff’s negligence or an unsuitable environment, including product manufacturers.

However, it’s often difficult to determine whether or not you have grounds to claim compensation. That’s why our expert school accident claims lawyers will explain your rights and the responsibilities of the education provider, helping you to explore your options.

How much school accident compensation could I get?

As we mentioned earlier, the range of incidents that could occur in school environments can vary dramatically. For that reason, we’re unable to provide a “one size fits all” quote for your child, but we’ll be able to accurately predict the likelihood of a payout – and how much compensation you’ll get – in your initial appointment with one of our solicitors.

Don’t forget that for a rough estimation, you can also use our online compensation calculator.

Making no-win, no-fee school accident claim

School Accident Claims

As part of our personal injury service, we’re proud to offer a no-win, no-fee policy on all of our accident at school claims. This means that you’re able to fully explore your options and get FREE legal advice from one of our team. The only time you’ll have to pay is if your claim is successful. In that case, we’ll simply deduct a small fee off your overall payout!

To book your initial consultation today, request an online callback or call us on 0330 053 7117.

 

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