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Accidents happen all the time, it could be anywhere but most common injury's are at school or nursery, Your child spends a lot of time a...

School and Nursery Accident Advice

By February 05, 2018

Accidents happen all the time, it could be anywhere but most common injury's are at school or nursery, Your child spends a lot of time at school or nursery up to 7 hours a day without your supervision and they can have a slip or fall at any time and mostly just come off with a grazed knee or hands but when its something more serious do you know what action to take? 

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Each school or nursery has a duty of care for their pupils and they must stick to this plan to avoid one or more pupils being injured, the school is responsible for anything that happens inside and on school premises (as well as school trips). If a risk assessment isn't carried out correctly a whole number of incidents can happen such as,
  • A fall down stairs
  • A trip on uneven ground that hasn't been previously warned about.
  • Slipping on non-gritted ground in bad weather.
  • An injury caused by using unsafe play equipment
  • School bus accidents
  • Burns
  • Broken bones/Fractures caused by accident
  • Sporting accidents
The list could go on, Children are always in the wars but the serious stuff can still happen if proper safety precautions aren't met, Health and safety checks must be carried out on a regular basis by staff or ground keepers and kept to a safe standard.
"Some incidents and accidents are required to be reported under the RIDDOR rules. This applies to types of accidents that could occur at school that may involve staff, children or contractors doing work on the site. There is proper and specific information available from HSE to help identify the more serious incidents that must be reported" - Accident Advice Helpline 
Most serious accidents rarely happen and some are unavoidable but cases that happen through negligence can be very upsetting for children and parents/carers, if you are concerned about anything around or in your child's school always speak to a member of staff to help put things right.

If your child has had an accident call an advice line and see if you could make a claim against them, most are no win, no fee so its always worth a shot for your peace of mind.


Has your child had a serious accident? What action did you take?

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Mumma
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