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Who Is Responsible For Accidents At Schools

It may not be possible to protect your child from all types of hazards, but it is also not unreasonable to expect schools to take precautions to protect the health and safety of your child whilst they are in their care.   School accidents are common, but in most cases, they do not result in injuries.  However, there are times when children sustain serious bodily harm as a result of accidents in schools.  In such cases, the parents may be able to make school accident claims.

Schools are legally responsible to ensure the child’s welfare which means if your child sustains injuries whilst in school and if it happens due to the negligence of the school to protect the child from potential dangers, then the school will be held responsible for the child’s injury.  This may give rise to injury claims against the school.  For example, if your child fractures an arm as a result of falling from defective play equipment, you may have grounds to make a claim against the school.

A child may also sustain injuries during sports activities as a result of bad behaviour from other players.  If a child is pushed deliberately on the ground with the intent to cause injury or harm or out of aggression, then a claim may be possible.

In schools, supervision is a requirement.  But there are times when staff members leave children on their own in classrooms and playgrounds.  If children sustain injuries in schools due to lack of supervision, the school will still be held responsible.  There are laws in place to protect the health and safety of students as well as teachers.  If these are not followed correctly, they can give rise to school accidents and school accident claims.

You Could Make A Claim

If you child sustained injuries in school and if it was due to the failure of the school to provide adequate care to the child, we can help you make a claim.

Our solicitors have extensive experience in handling these kinds of claims on a risk free no win no fee basis.

So if you would like to arrange a meeting with our expert team of legal professionals, call us on our free phone or reach us via our online enquiry form.