Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors and can advise on making no win no fee accidents at school claims.
Accidents at school are one of the most common children’s personal injury claims – and although most injuries from accidents at school do not result in long-term incapacity, children can sustain serious injuries.
Teachers and administrative or catering staff can also make personal injury claims for accidents at school.
Accidents at school which are eligible for personal injury compensation include:
Injuries which affect school staff include repetitive strain injury (RSI), back and spinal injuries (poor seating and desks) – and lung disease from long-term exposure to chalk dust (see Industrial Disease Claims).
Claims for school accident compensation fall under the area of law known as personal injury.
Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim for accident at school compensation.
Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however – and minors have until three years after the age of 18 to make a claim.
Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you are injured in a school accident.
Compensation for Accidents at School includes:
The insurers for the party who is liable for the accident and injury usually pay compensation – this could be the school, Local Authority or a contractor or company.
Injuries from assaults on staff or pupils may also be eligible for compensation under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme if a police report is made.
Cases of physical abuse or sexual abuse in schools may also be eligible for compensation from the Criminal Injuries Compensation Scheme, but again a police report must be made before a claim can be made.
Injuries sustained in school road traffic accidents can be fast-tracked through the RTA Claims Portal if the value of the claim is between £1,000 and £10,000.
Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.
Most claims for accidents at school compensation are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.
But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in personal injury and accidents at school claims, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.
Compensation awards for minors must also be approved by the courts – a child and their “Litigation Friend” (usually a parent or guardian) has to attend an Infant Settlement Hearing at the local County Court.
Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in claims for accidents at school.
Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on school accident compensation claims by calling 020 7923 4020.