Accidents at School

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Accidents can happen in schools, colleges and even nurseries and if children are injured and it was someone else’s fault they are entitled to compensation for their injuries.

The expert personal injury solicitors at Forbes often deal with claims involving injuries sustained from accidents in a public place including schools. All claims are handled on a no win, no fee basis which means there is no financial risk to you in the unlikely event that your claim is unsuccessful.

Common School Accidents

The following list highlights a few of the issues our expert solicitors have frequently come across:

  • Accidents sustained due to poor supervision
  • Accidents sustained in PE and sports lessons
  • Accidents sustained on school trips
  • Accidents in the playground
  • Slips, trips and falls on school grounds or in school buildings
  • Accidents sustained from damaged, slippery or uneven surfaces
  • Road traffic accidents on the way to school trips, sporting days etc.
  • Injuries sustained in science labs/art rooms e.g. burns from a Bunsen Burner, glue guns
  • Food poisoning

An accident at school compensation claim must be made by a responsible adult on behalf of the injured child. This will usually be a parent, relative or legal guardian or depending on the circumstances someone who has a close enough connection with the child.

There are other circumstances in which a personal injury compensation claim may possible; for example, if a child sits on a chair which then breaks and they are injured or they cut themselves on a desk with sharp edges. If certain safety standards are not met and your child is injured a result, you may have grounds to make a claim for compensation on their behalf.

We also deal with many compensation claims concerning university students who have suffered a personal injury claim.

Free Consultation from Forbes Solicitors

If your child has suffered a personal injury whilst at school and it was not their fault, contact the expert personal injury solicitors at Forbes today. During our free initial consultation with yourself we will discuss the extent of your injuries with you and ascertain as to whether you have a viable claim for compensation. This particular area of law is extremely complex and as such, you need a dedicated team of expert lawyers on your side to ensure your child gets the compensation they deserve.

A compensation claim does so much more than provide victims with the compensation they deserve, it also helps to make sure don’t happen again, highlighting the ways the school has failed to protect children from injury and encouraging them to improve their standards so an accident doesn’t happen again.

We are ISO9001 Quality Accredited and are totally committed to the development of our staff at all levels.

Contact Forbes for your School Accident Claim

If you feel you may have grounds to make an accident at school compensation claim a phonecall or face to face chat with a member of our team is all it takes to start your claim. Call freephone 0800 689 0973, contact us by email or call into one of our branches across the UK.

We have expert Solicitors at each of our offices based in Preston, Blackburn, Accrington and Chorley ready to help you start your claim.

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