Personal Injury - Injuries At School

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Accidents will often happen at school and surprisingly enough you can claim for compensation for a personal injury claim. Accidents at school covers nurseries, schools, colleges and universities. Parents will have to go to solicitors when their children have been injured, or even the students them themselves who have suffered the injuries can make a claim, or even teachers as well as other visitors who have visited the schools premises such as parents or delivery drivers who have been injured on school premises are able to claim for compensation.

If you or your child has been in an accident at school and the injury was caused through someone else's negligence, you may be able to claim an accident compensation claim. These are the most common types of claims that are usually dealt with in relation to accidents at school are things such as; slipping or tripping within the school building or school grounds, being injured by defective equipment such as desks, play equipment or chairs, being injured in a sporting accident, being exposed to asbestos within the school building and have developed an asbestos related disease, being asked to lift or carry heavy objects without the correct training or equipment, or contracting food poisoning. A few enquiries are made from people who have been assaulted or attacked whilst at school but this is not generally something that can be claimed for perosnal injury compensation.

To be bale to claiming personal injury compensation for an accident that has occurred at school, you need to establish that the accident and injury suffered was not yours or your child's fault. Once this has been established your claim can proceed. Pin pointing who is responsible is the next step. It is most likely to be the institution where the accident happened that you will claim against and therefore would be classified as the defendant in your case. When the accident occurs you should report it to a teacher or a person who has authority at the time. The accident will then be logged in the schools accident book which will take the name and address of any witnesses who were there at the time of the accident. If it is possible taking photos of the area where the accident occurred is a great way of showing evidence. If there is any defective pavements where the accident occurred, it is recommended that photographs are taken with a ruler showing how deep or high it is. This is something that should be done as soon as possible, before any action is taken to improve the defective pavements.

If is also possible to claim for any expenses incurred due to the injury caused by the accident at a school, such as travelling expenses of going to hospital or prescription costs relating to the injury, then it is wise to remember to keep all receipts in relation to these expenses as evidence.

For more legal advice and information, and for free legal resources visit www.lawontheweb.co.uk.
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This article was published on 2011/01/20