Child sports injury compensation claims
In this article we explain everything you must know about making a child sports accident compensation claim.
Children are prone to falls and minor accidents and these incidents are often unavoidable. However, if a child is injured due to someone else's negligence then there could be potential for a claim.
An educational institution has a duty of care towards its pupils. This duty of care should ensure the safety of all students and should guarantee that they will not suffer any significant loss while under their care. However, many personal injury compensation claims that occur in schools are a direct result of the institution failing to uphold this duty of care.
In order to make a claim, a person or organisation must have been responsible for or contributed to the accident in some way. For example, if a child trips in a playground that has not been properly maintained then it would be possible to make a personal injury compensation claim against the school as it was negligent in its duty of care.
Sports injuries are common and are to be expected when undertaking physical activity. However, if a child is injured while playing sport due to faulty equipment or an unmaintained playing surface then it would be possible to make a claim.
If a child is injured at school it should be reported to the institution as soon as possible. A claimant should ensure that the accident is recorded in an accident book and should take the names and addresses of any witnesses. If possible photographs should be taken of the area where the incident occurred. This will act as supporting evidence for the case.
The amount of compensation available will depend on the severity of the injury and the after effects. It is also possible to claim compensation for expenses such as medical care, prescription costs and travel expenses.
Quittance's expert panel of solicitors have dealt with many school related injuries including:
- Trips on unmaintained surfaces
- Injuries from defective equipment
- Asbestos exposure
- Food poisoning
- Sports injuries
If your child has suffered as a result of someone else's negligence, Quittance offer a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your options and advise you if you have a claim.
Call us on free phone 0800 612 7456 or complete an online form and we will call you back at a convenient time for you.
I have a strong claim - why won't a solicitor take it on?
The amount of compensation you will receive depends on a number of factors. Our personal injury compensation calculator provides an accurate estimate of your likely compensation.
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About the author
Gaynor Haliday is an experienced legal researcher and published author. She has had numerous articles published in the press and is a legal industry commentator.
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