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School accident claims

Accidents in schools are numerous but mostly minor. However, more serious accidents do occur and in these cases the child and parents may have feel that compensation should be obtained from the school or appropriate authority if the accident resulted from negligence.

There are many situations where school accidents can occur including classroom, playground, science lab, gym, sportsfield, dining area, school trips and outings.

Where the accident is not the child's own fault the cause may be :-

  1. Defective buildings, premises, floor surfaces etc
  2. Defective equipment
  3. Negligence of teaching staff or other employees
  4. Inadequate supervision

Whatever the type of accident or injury, if the accident was caused by the negligence of the school or it's employees the child may be entitled to compensation. Schools have an obligation for the safety of children in their care and if an injury results from a breach of duty on their part there is likely to be a right of action against them.

Even where a child is injured doing something he should not have been liability may still rest on the school in whole or in part if supervison was found to be inadequate.

It should be noted that special considerations apply in respect of injury claims for minors (see Child Injury Claims).

If your child has been injured in a school accident and you wish to claim compensation please complete our online Application Form and we will provide a free legal assessment of your case. We will handle your claim on a "No Win No Fee" basis at no cost to you.

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Accident at work
Mr G is a fitness instructor, using military style training techniques. His employers insisted that he cover 4 lessons per day covering at least 14 miles whilst carrying army packs and wearing marching boots. As a result of his excessive workload he suffered an injury to his hip which required surgery and prevented him from participating in contact sports.Within a year of being instructed Cooks settled his claim for £11,500. Mr G commented:
"an extremely professional service, who utilized every avenue to enhance my claim. Thank you very much"
Mr G from North Yorks

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case