Injury at School? – How Much Compensation? – National Cases – Call Us > 0800 699 0079 – £££
School premises, like many, can be a danger zone for our children. Though schools and educational authorities carry out extensive risk assessments and impose many health and safety precautions, it’s difficult to maintain hundreds of energetic children’s safety and well being everyday.
Here at Tyler’s solicitors we’re here ready and waiting to represent you and your child who may have suffered negligence on the school premises, during school hours.
Has you’re child suffered minor or major injuries in the educational setting?
If so, you could be entitled to compensation: contact Tyler’s Solicitors today and learn how we can help you and your child receive the compensation you deserve.
School injury claims come in many different forms…
You may be eligible to make a claim if you’re child’s suffered injuries, in any form due to negligence during school times on the school premises.
Common school injury cases:
- Lack of proper maintenance on school equipment
- Slips, trips and falls within the school premises,
- Injuries obtained due to defective school equipment
- Development of asbestos related illnesses due to asbestos exposure,
- Sporting injuries
- Food poisoning
- Improperly maintained school playgrounds
- Improperly maintained school furniture and equipment
- Improperly maintained outdoor or indoor playing equipment and many more…
In rarer cases claims are filed for unlawful abuse from staff members or severe abuse from other children who also attend your child’s school.
How would I know if my child’s injuries we’re due to negligence at school?
Remember: Compensation claims can always be made if you’re child is injured due to issues beyond their control.
Here at Tyler’s Solicitors we’ve dealt with many claims held in the school capacity which means we have the knowledge, skill and expertise to support you and your child through any claim.
Like many, you may be unsure as to whether you’re entitled to a claim. This is a common occurrence with claims obtained on the school premises: rest assure, here at Tyler’s Solicitors we’re here to support you and your child through any claiming and compensation process.
Symptoms and Diagnosis
If your child suffers injuries at school, the school authority should, in a first instance, seek medical or first aid treatment depending on the severity of your child’s injury.
If medical or first aid staff administer symptoms including bleeding, swelling, pain, fractures, etc then the accident must be logged in the accident log book, a health and safety requirement in every public vicinity.
If the school authority fails to provide your child with timely, effective first aid or care then you are in fact, eligible to make a claim.
What do I do if my child’s suffered illness or injury on the school premises?
If your child has suffered from illness or injury whilst in school, then it’s likely you have a legitimate claim. It’s important you act quickly when claiming in order to put the best case forward, though a claim is valid for three years from the initial diagnosis.
If you’re unsure about making a claim, contact Tyler’s Solicitors today for impartial advice from our team highly skilled knowledgeable team who’re highly experienced in the work they do.
Making a claim
Filing complaints for injuries at school requires medical proof to support your case.
The landmarking part of any claim is proving who’s responsible for the injury which is why we advise you ensure the injury is reported to a member of staff as soon as possible.
The accident is to be recorded in the accident book, an imperative health and safety requirement, administering the date, time and nature of the injury.
Logging, witness information is also advisable when filing a claim so be sure to have a good idea of who was present or dealt with the injury on the school premises.
Photographic evidence of an injury and the place where the injury took place is advisable as we’re then able to physically prove how the injury was obtained and the injury suffered.
How long would it take to verify a claim obtained on the school premises?
The length of processing a claim obtained in the school vicinity naturally differs from case to case.
If you have a strong more straight forward claim then it’s possible to settle this within just a few months.
If your claims more complex, then it may take up to a year to settle dependent on various mitigating factors. Please be aware, there is no fixed time limitations on filed complaints and claims. The most accurate answer any solicitor firm can give is; it takes as long as it takes.
If you’d like more information regarding negligence of your child at school; contact Tyler’s Solicitors today for free, impartial advice.