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School Injury Claims

Schools have a legal obligation to protect all those who work or study within it. Injury claims against schools can arise from a number of instances when an individual is hurt through no fault of their own.

Claims against school usually involve the following types of people:

  • Cleaners and caretakers
  • Teachers and teaching assistants
  • Pupils/students
  • Visitors to the school

Schools must take necessary measures to prevent accidents. Here are examples of some of the actions schools should undertake to ensure safety:

  • Put up warning signs if there are wet surfaces that could cause a slipping or tripping accident
  • Provide training for use of equipment
  • Ensure all tools, equipment and furniture are safe to use
  • Maintain hygiene standards within the kitchen and other food preparation areas
  • Children should be supervised at all times

Claims against schools can also be made by teachers who have been attacked or cleaning staff who have not been given correct training.

How to make a successful claim against a school

Claims against schools can begin once there is enough evidence to show that the school was responsible for an injury caused. It could be broken equipment that has caused a deep cut in your hand; a playground brawl that was not supervised or perhaps a slip on wet flooring when a visitor has come into the reception.

Because of the wide variety of possible injuries within a school setting, it is advisable that you seek the help of a professional personal injury lawyer.

As most schools are run by the local authority, your claim will be made against the local council. Jefferies Solicitors have experience in working with people and dealing with a wide range of claim types, including claims against the council. We understand the difficult circumstances which have led to the decision to pursue a claim. We will work with you and explain the process without the legal jargon to help you receive the amount of compensation you deserve.

Making A Child Accident Claim

Making a child accident claim is not a straight-forward procedure, and we recommend that you use personal injury experts to guide you, as parents, guardians, or relatives through the whole process, as there are many legal and medical implications to be considered.

It is, therefore, important to find a team of accident claim solicitors like Jefferies Solicitors who are experts in this field and understand the legal and medical implications of accidents involving children. We can take care of your case with the sensitivity required in handling a child accident case.

We will take you through the whole process step by step and explain everything to you in clear terms.

If you would like to talk to us about an accident involving your child and need advice about making a child accident compensation claim call us free on 0800 342 3206.

HOW MUCH COMPENSATION CAN I GET?

Every accident and injury is unique and therefore compensation is decided on a case by case basis. The extent of your injuries is the most important factor in determining how much compensation you will be owed.

However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. Your injuries will be assessed by doctors who are local to you.

Our compensation calculator will give you an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.

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Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury can be and so we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible.

To learn more and to discuss your potential claim in confidence, contact our team on 0800 342 3206. Alternatively, complete our online contact form to arrange an initial no-obligation telephone consultation with a member of our expert team.