Every year, many children are involved in accidents at schools, parks and playgrounds, sustaining everything from minor cuts and sprains to serious fractures and internal.
If a student is involved in an accident on school premises due to negligence by the school, your family may be entitled to claim. Likewise, your child can expect a reasonable level of safety when using facilities at parks and playgrounds.
However, before a claim can be awarded, you must determine whether a negligent party was at fault.
Many schools have on-premises playgrounds where children are free to have fun. Children can also enjoy playgrounds and other facilities at public parks as well as fast food restaurants and other venues dedicated to children’s entertainment.
Common accidents that occur in these spaces include:
Owners of these spaces (e.g. the school or management) have a legal duty of care to make these areas safe for children. This includes eliminating dangerous conditions and promptly repairing any damage.
The level of supervision provided by the school or the parent is often a relevant factor in determining negligence. For example, schools must have a minimum number of staff members supervising the classroom and school playgrounds. If the injured child was engaging in an activity where there is an obvious risk of injury, such as instigating a fight, this may also affect the likelihood of a successful claim.
Speak to one of our experienced compensation lawyers on 07 3422 4302 or contact us today.