How To Sue A School For An Injury

How To Sue A School For An Accident Or Injury

How To Sue A School For An Injury Claims Guide

Has your child been in an accident, and now you want to know how to sue a school? If so, our guide could help.

As a parent, you have to put your trust in people who look after your children every day. Of course, accidents are impossible to avoid completely. However, schools have a duty of care to ensure your child is kept safe from harm. We explore what a school’s duty of care is later in this guide.

Additionally, we will also discuss how an accident could happen at a school and what evidence you will need to make a successful claim.

Alternatively, you may want to speak to someone about your or your child’s specific claim. If so, you can call one of our friendly advisors. They are here to offer you free legal advice about your claim 24/7.

About Suing For An Injury In A School

  1. How To Sue A School?
  2. School Accident Examples
  3. What Evidence Do I Need To Sue A School?
  4. School Accident Compensation Examples
  5. How To Sue A School With A No Win No Fee Solicitor
  6. Learn More About How To Sue A School

How To Sue A School

 Do you have reason to believe a school has acted negligently? Has this then resulted in an accident where your child was harmed? If so, you may be able to make a personal injury claim on their behalf. 

When making a personal injury claim, whether for yourself or on behalf of your child, you will need to firstly establish liability. If an accident has occurred but is no one’s fault, then there is no claim to be made. Determining liability usually refers to proving that a duty of care that was owed had been breached. Because of this breach, an injury occurred that could have otherwise been avoided.

If your child has suffered an injury at school or an injury at nursery and you are now wondering how to sue a school, you can speak with our team for some free legal advice.

School Accident Examples

Essentially, you could claim compensation on behalf of a child who was in an accident that the school was responsible for. 

Under the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA), the school must do all they reasonably can to keep their staff and pupils safe.

If your child’s school is not doing all they reasonably can to keep your child safe whilst they are there, they could become injured, e.g. with a break or fracture. Some examples of how your child’s school could be liable for their injuries are:

  • The school hasn’t performed regular maintenance checks on the playground equipment. Your child goes to play on the swings, and they break as they sit down, which results in your child suffering a broken forearm.
  • Your child suffers a slip, trip or fall accident whilst at school. This could be due to a spillage not being cleaned or signposted with a ‘wet floor’ sign. They then suffer from a broken ankle.

If your child has suffered an injury from any of these situations, you may be able to make a claim. Speak with us today to learn more about how to sue a school.

What Evidence Do I Need To Sue A School?

In order to make a claim on behalf of your child, you will need to prove that the school was liable for the accident your child was involved in. To do this, you will need relevant evidence. For example:

If you are still wondering how to sue a school and what evidence you will need to successfully do this, you can call one of our advisors today.

School Accident Compensation Examples

Personal injury compensation could be split into general and special damages. General damages cover physical and emotional suffering and how the injury has impacted your child’s quality of life. However, you will need to prove your child has suffered, this could be a copy of their medical report.

Alternatively, special damages cover past and future financial losses caused by your child’s injuries. A parent claiming for their child would be able to claim loss of earnings for any time they needed to take off work to look after them. As well as any other additional costs the injury caused. However, evidence is vital in getting reimbursed for these losses, such as receipts, invoices or payslips.

Our table looks at the types of injuries your child might have suffered in a school accident. The table only looks at one area – general damages. However, each case is unique, and the compensation amounts can vary. 

These figures are taken from the most recent edition of the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) published in April 2022. The JCG is a document that solicitors may use to help them value claims. You should only use this table as a guideline.

Injury Amount
Ankle Injuries - (b) Severe£31,310 - £50,060
Ankle Injuries - (d) ModestUp to £13,740
Severe Leg Injuries - (iv) Moderate£27,760 - £39,200
Leg Injuries - (c) Less Serious (i)£17,960 - £27,760
Leg Injuries - (c) Less Serious (iii)Up to £11,840
Arm Injuries - (c)£19,200 - £39,170
Arm Injuries - (d) £6,610 - £19,200
Wrist Injuries - (c)£12,590 - £24,500
Wrist Injuries - (d)£6,080 - £10,350
Hand Injuries - (h) Moderate£5,720 - £13,280

For more information on compensation or how to sue a school, contact our team on the number provided at the top of this page.

How To Sue A School With A No Win No Fee Solicitor

When making a personal injury claim you could consider making a claim with a No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor. Very often a  Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA), which is a type of No Win No Fee agreement can be used to avoid upfront fees needed to hire legal representation. 

This agreement essentially means that if your solicitor doesn’t win the case, you don’t pay for their services. If they do win the case, you’ll pay a small success fee. This is a small amount of your compensation which is capped by law.

Additionally, you will not be obligated to pay them anything upfront to start your claim or anything during the process of your claim.

For more information on how to sue a school for an injury with a No Win No Fee solicitor, call us today.

Ask Our Team About How To Sue A School For Compensation

If you would like more information on how to sue a school following an accident or would like any questions about your claim answered, we are here to help.

Our advisors can offer you free legal advice regarding your personal injury claim 24/7.

To speak with our team, contact us on the following: 

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