School administrations have a legal duty of care towards any person present on their premises; be it the students or staff members. Even though almost all the school management takes care to make sure that their premises are completely safe for their students and staff members, but we still witness accidents happening every now and then. For any parent, their child’s security and safety at school is of paramount importance.
If your child sustains an injury at school because the school admin were not responsible in fulfilling their duty of care, you will then have the legal right to submit a school accident claim for compensation for your child’s sufferings.
Types Of Accidents At School That Can Be Claimed
Since children are always quick to take action due to their lack of maturity, they are always more susceptible to injuries. You should know that if your child suffered an injury because they accidentally bumped into their fellow student while running, this won’t be labelled as an accident that could be claimed.
These are some of the things you can claim for:
Ill-Maintained Equipment In Classrooms
All equipment and stuff should be frequently checked and maintained in a school environment. Any furniture that has sharp edges, is unstable, or frayed can be very dangerous. These equipment can result in several type of injuries; from lacerations and cuts to infections that last for long whiles. If your child gets injured due to the sharp edges of a table or chair, this would always be constituted as negligence on the part of school administration, and therefore you’ll have the right to make a claim.
Apart from classrooms, laboratories are also one of the most common places for the where accidents happen. If your children were using any lab equipment that wasn’t regarded as safe for their age, you can make a claim against the school management.
Trips, Slips, And Falls In The School
Children slip and fall happen on a daily basis, and you don’t have the right to make a claim for all the instances, but if these trip or fall accidents happen because of a broken path, slippery floor, broken or a slippery staircase, you will have the right to claim compensation for your little one’s injuries.
There are various types of sporting activities going on at school, ranging from indoor games to outdoor fast-paced sports. Those kids who take part in the latter, are more prone to sustaining serious injuries than the former. Although you can never completely cut out the risks attached to these sports, but these accidents and injuries can be significantly minimised if the school management takes appropriate measures. These measures could include providing players with the right equipment, hiring professional coaches, and giving proper training to all the players. Failing to provide any of these will be deemed as negligent conduct.
Accidents On School Playground
Children mostly get injured due to accidents on the school playground. Although the school management can’t be blamed for all of these incidents, but if the injury was caused because the playground wasn’t maintained, or the equipment there weren’t according to the safety measures mentioned, this will give you a solid ground to submit an accident claim against the school.
Starting A School Accident Claim
School accident claims aren’t always straightforward. However, if you strongly feel that you are in a position to claim, the most effective way to kick start this procedure is by getting in touch with a professional injury solicitor. The personal injury solicitors in Glasgow will offer you the best advice on how to carry out the whole procedure once they learn about the whole incident.
Get a free consultation from our experienced solicitors at Hamilton Douglas Claim. Once both the parties have agreed, the solicitor will start by gathering all the relevant documents and pieces of evidence to file a strong claim. They will also communicate with the school management to relieve the child from any unnecessary stress while the claim process proceeds.