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Month: November 2016

Child Injured at School

Child Injured at School

playgroundEvery parent sends their child off to school hoping that their child will be well looked after and kept safe through out the day.

When a teacher or other school employee looks after your child they are said to be acting ‘in loco parentis.’ This is a latin term which translated as ‘in place of a parent.’

There are an endless list of circumstances under which a child can be injured at school. They may suffered a slip, trip or fall in the playground due to a spillage that has failed to be attended to or a hazard such as unsafe flooring which has not been rectified.

Accidents can of course happen anywhere and at any time, but if the school failed to take reasonable precautions to make the space safe for the children, they may be held liable for injuries that occur on school grounds.

When someone has been injured in an accident it is natural to wonder how much compensation the injured party may be entitled to. This can be a very difficult question to answer as there are so many different factors which can contribute to the settlement that an injured party is awarded. You can find out more information about how to make a claim and how much you may be able to claim from a personal injury expert.