Any parent when sending their child to school will rely on the safety of that environment. Sometimes, lawyers are asked to consider accidents and injuries when this safe environment has broken down. Most of the time the school day goes without incident but from time to time children are injured when at school. Sometimes this is purely an accident for which nobody is to blame. However at other times the school could have prevented the accident happening.

What can I do if my child has been injured at school?

If the school, or somebody within the school, has acted in a manner which is negligent or in breach of statutory duty we can help your child get the medical treatment they need, any therapy /rehabilitative care and also compensation.

What can a parent do if they need to take time off work to look after an injured child?

Sometimes a parent will have to take time off work to look after their child and pay for carers or school tutors to help while their child is at home. Various types of compensation can be considered to help cover any lost expenses such as above.

How will your claim be funded?

We can help you make a claim for compensation on a No Win No Fee basis and we are able to offer you an appointment online in a video meeting or in person. We will also discuss with you any legal expenses cover you may have.

How much compensation will my child receive?

The amount your child will be paid as compensation will depend on many factors including the nature of the injury and how long it lasts together with any expenses you as a parent may have paid or may have to pay in the future.

Who would we sue?

Our experienced personal injury legal team will help identify who the correct defendant should be. Schools can be governed and regulated by different bodies. It is not always the Local Education Authority. We can assist with this.

How do we safeguard the interests of a child in terms of getting compensation?

To make a successful claim you will have to show that the accident was caused by the school’s negligence or breach of their duty of care towards your child and it is worth bearing in mind that any claim will need to be approved at an Infant Settlement Hearing at Court to safeguard your child’s interests.

What sort of accidents happen at school?

Hubbard Pegman & Whitney Solicitors in Hammersmith have much experience in bringing this sort of claim and various scenarios have occurred including:-

  1. Food Poisoning
  2. Accidents on the sport’s field and the swimming pool
  3. Accidents in the playground
  4. Slips and trips within the school premises both inside and outside
  5. Assaults whilst at school
  6. Bullying whilst at school

This is a non-exhaustive list and if you need help with any of the above then please do not hesitate to contact:

Charlotte Pegman:


Telephone: 0208 735 9776


Melanie Neale:


Telephone: 0208 735 9774



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