The boy was 11 years old at the time of the accident. He was pushed into some railings at the school by another pupil. Unfortunately, his head hit the railings where a section was missing and where there was an exposed sharp edge. The boy suffered an injury to the right-hand side of his scalp. He was taken to hospital where the injury was stitched.
The boy’s father contacted Graysons to see if he could claim compensation for his son, and Tracey took up the case. Tracey contacted Torfean County Borough Council, which was responsible for safety, inspection and maintenance at the school. The council accepted liability for the accident.
The boy has been left with a scar on his head which is 2.5cm x 3cm. Hair will not grow in the scar area. A plastic surgeon has confirmed that the scar will be permanent and will always be visible at conversational distance whilst the boy’s hair is close cut.
The council agreed compensation of £4,500 plus costs, which Tracey had to have approved at an infant settlement hearing. This was carried out remotely by the court, and the settlement was approved.
School accidents are numerous, and sometimes they are just the result of children playing. However, you can expect a school to be safe and well maintained and if a child is injured due to the school’s negligence or breach of statutory duty, you should expect to be able to claim redress.
If your child has had an accident at school and you would like to know if you have a right to claim compensation on their behalf, please contact our experts now. We will look at your case, free of charge, and advise you on the merits of the case. You can also find out much more about claiming compensation for accidents on our web pages.
Author: Tracey Dickinson