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Accidents in Schools, College and Universities

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Schools, colleges and universities may be some of the safer places to be, but there is always a risk an accident could occur.

Common examples include trips and slips in the playground or on campus, injuries caused by other students due to inadequate supervision, or defective toys or equipment.

In cases involving children, it can be difficult to establish what happened, depending on who witnessed the accident or what the child reports happened.

If your child has been injured at school, it is important you obtain full details about what happened. You should also ensure your child gets medical attention from a First Aider and then get further medical advice from your GP or local hospital. For adult claims, medical attention is still essential.

If you are considering making a claim, make sure you get specialist advice from experts in this field. Our specialist Personal Injury Lawyers know how to get you the compensation you deserve, and we have years of experience helping clients get the best result possible.

We handle these claims on a no-win, no-fee basis. This means that if your claim is not successful, you will have nothing to pay. We want to reassure you that there are no financial risks in making your claim.

Legal proceedings must be initiated within 3 years from the date of the accident. However, for cases involving children this is 3 years from the date of their 18th Birthday. Failure to do this may result in the claim being time-barred and you may not be able to make a claim for compensation.

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