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School injury compensation claims. 

If you are reading this page, you may be wondering, ‘can you sue a school for injury?’, ‘can I sue a teacher?’, or ‘What do you do when your child is injured at school?’ 
 
MG Legal’s specialist team of school accident claims solicitors answer all of these questions, and more, below. 
 
Claim up to £56,180 for your School Injury Claim with MG Legal. 
 
 

What type of accidents at school can I claim for? 

When we think of school accident claims, we may automatically think of a child taking a tumble on the playground, or falling down some stairs, but in reality there are a huge number of school accident claims that can be made for a wide variety of different reasons. 
 
These include: 
 
School accident claims for incorrect medication, or the incorrect dosage of medication, given by a teacher 
Food unsafely cooked by the school cafeteria, causing foreign objects in food causing injury, or food poisoning, and leading to a subsequent school accident claim 
Faulty or damaged facilities, such as sharp edges from broken furniture, wet floors from unmarked spillages, or unsafe stairs and stairwells 
School accident claims for a lack of security policies and supervision, leading to your child being exposed to outside dangers and becoming injured 
School accident claims caused by ineffective rescue plans in the case of an emergency 
Accidents on school trips leading to school accident claims 

Can you sue a school for injury UK? 

All schools in the UK owe their pupils and students a duty of care when they are in their supervision. This dates back to the Occupiers’ Liability Act of 1957, which states that a premises, such as a school establishment, has a duty of care to keep any visitors safe. If this duty of care is breached, and you our your child has been injured at school due to an accident at school, then you should proceed with a school accident personal injury claim for financial compensation as soon as possible. 

Can I sue a teacher? 

While this duty of care applies to the school as a whole, it is more than likely that your child’s individual class teacher will be the one designated to supervise them and prevent them from injury for the large majority of the time that they spend at school. This makes it more than likely that if you are looking to make a claim for personal injury in a school accident claim, that it will be due to the negligence of a specific teacher or individual. 
 
Still, this is not always the case. It could be that your child has been injured due to the negligence of another individual, such as someone visiting the school, or on a school trip. 
 
It is for this reason that school accident claims can be particularly difficult, and it can be hard to establish when exactly a school is responsible for an accident causing injury to a child. Because of this, it is always best to seek expert legal advice from a specialist injury in school compensation claims solicitors. MG Legal’s personal injury solicitors specialising in injured at school compensation claims, can be contacted here for a no-obligation chat about your situation and potential claim. 

Can I sue if my child is injured on the school playground? 

If your child was injured on the school playground, and you believe that it was due to negligence on behalf of a teacher or another member of school staff, due to a lack of supervision, then you could be eligible to make a compensation claim on behalf of your injured child. 
 
For a full overview of making a claim for compensation for a playground accident, see here. 

How much is my accident at school claim for my child injured at school worth? 

No two accident claims are the same, and no two injuries are the same. Your claim for financial compensation in an accident at school claim will be made up of a number of damages including the injury itself, and other potential losses, such as any loss of earnings that you have suffered due to taking time off work to look after your injured child. See a full overview of the losses you can claim for, here. 
 
MG Legal’s team of specialist solicitors for injury in school compensation claims have put together the below table using the Judicial College’s guidelines on personal injury compensation, for the injuries alone. 
Injury description: 
Estimated compensation amount: 
Neck injuries- soft tissue injuries (whiplash) where a full recovery takes place within one to two years 
£4,080 to £7,410 
Neck injuries- soft tissue injuries (whiplash) where a full recovery takes place between three months and a year 
£2,300 to £4,080 
Neck injuries- soft tissue injuries (whiplash) where a full recovery takes place within three months 
Up to £2,300 
Arm fracture- where there is a serious fracture of one or both forearms and significant disability as a result 
£36,770 to £56,180 
Arm fracture- a simple fracture of the forearm 
£6,190 to £18,020 
Elbow fracture- a simple fracture to the elbow 
Up to £11,820 
Leg fracture- simple fractures to a femur with no damage to the articular surfaces 
£8,550 to £13,210 
Ankle fracture- a simple and undisplaced fractured ankle, varying on the likelihood of a full recovery 
Up to £12,900 
Foot fracture- simple metatarsal fractures 
Up to £12,900 
Toe fracture- a simple fractured toe 
Up to £9,010 
Significant scarring- where the worst effects have been reduced by plastic surgery leaving some cosmetic disability 
£8,550 to £28,240 
Less significant scarring- all but one scar easily hidden or camouflaged  
£3,710 to £12,900 
Trivial scarring- where the effect is minor  
£1,600 to £3,310 

How long do I have to sue a school through a school accident claim? 

The length of time that you have to make a personal injury claim for a school accident claim is subject to the Limitation Act of 1980. Subject to the Limitation Act, anyone injured usually has a period of three years from the date at which the injury was sustained to make claim for injured at school compensation.  
 
However, if your child is under the age of 18, then the rules are slightly different. In this instance, the child will have 3 years from the date that they turn 18 to make the claim for compensation due to being injured in school. 

How can MG Legal’s NO WIN NO FEE personal injury solicitors help me with my school accident claim? 

MG Legal’s specialist school accident claims solicitors are the perfect choice to help you to make your claim after an injury at school. 
 
Our team have been settling school accident claims for our clients, for a combined period of over thirty years, and in this time have built up a success rate in excess of 99%. Because of this, we are confident in accepting all of our client’s cases on a NO WIN NO FEE basis, allowing them to make a claim with no financial risk involved. 
 
MG Legal’s team of friendly solicitors are dedicated to each and every case we take on, and from the first time you speak to us, you will be appointed a designated solicitor to handle your school accident claim. You will be able to reach your solicitor by phone at any time, and if we do miss your call they will be back in touch within one working hour to answer any questions that you may have.  
 
Get in touch with our specialist solicitors, here, for a no-obligation, completely confidential discussion on how we can help you with your child's school accident claim. 
 
Or, if you live locally, then pop into one of our local solicitor's offices in Garstang, Lancaster, or Longridge for the surrounding Preston areas to speak to one of our specialist solicitors face to face about your claim.  
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