School Accident Claims
All schools have a duty of care to keep their students safe. Hence, it is important to make a claim as quickly as possible if the school fails in its duty of care. So, if your child suffers an accident at school or gets hurt on school grounds, you can always get compensation for it. We would never want to see a parent worried about their child. Hence, we provide a free consultation from an expert injury solicitor to assess your potential accident claim. Hamilton Douglas Legal can help you learn more about school accident claims and how to pursue them.
Types of accident claims
In general, parents have a right to expect their children to be safe at school. The accident policy in schools’ forces schools to take reasonable steps to keep their students safe.
The most common causes behind school accident claims are following:
- Sips, trips, or falls in school.
- Injuries from school equipment
- Being exposed to dangerous compounds
- They have to handle huge weights without any guidance.
- Sports-related injury
- food sickness from school meals.
Common injuries in school
The amount of compensation your child may receive depends on their injuries. Listed below are some common injuries that could lead to a personal injury claim:
- Head and back injuries
- Ankle sprains and strains
- Soft tissue injuries
- Broken foot
- scratches or bruises.
How to deal with accidents in school
Examples of proof to support a school compensation claim are as follows:
- Schools must document all child-injury instances. You may request a copy of the Accident reporting in primary schools.
- Many schools feature CCTV cameras for safety reasons. You should request a copy of any CCTV footage of your child’s accident.
- If your child is hurt at school, you will likely take them to a doctor for treatment. This allows you to request copies of any medical reports.
- Claims may include financial losses such as loss of earnings of the parent, travel costs, or extra child care expenses.
Meanwhile, to collect your evidence, we can help. Our best solicitors in Scotland can acquire evidence to support your claim.
My child had accident at school. Can I claim on his behalf?
Yes! When a child is under the age of 18, their parent or guardian makes a claim. In this case, the parent will be his “litigation friend.” But, the time limits must be kept in mind when making a personal injury claim.
Conversely, if you were responsible for your child’s school injury, you cannot claim it.
How can we help you with your school accident claims?
Unfortunately, schools can cause long-term harm to children whose bodies are still in the process of growth. While determining compensation, your child’s present and future well-being is taken care of. Our experts will also assist your family in finding the best treatment options for your child.
Because minors aren’t the only ones at risk of school-related injuries, parents and teachers should be careful too. In fact, anyone who was hurt while on school property should contact us today. We have the best solicitors for you, who will try to get you the maximum compensation possible.