Keywords: Children compensation; no win no fee, playground accidents , child’s compensation, can my child claim?, what can be claimed?
A mother and her son were walking to school in a very cold, icy November. As the mother had to be at work herself she left her child in the supervision of the school teachers on the playground. She told the teacher that she had go and asked them to supervise her child while he was playing with his friend.
As the bell rang it was time to go into the school and start lessons. The teacher asked all the children to come into the school. The young boy and his friend were walking into the school after all the other children went in. They had to walk up a flight of stairs which consisted of five steps but they were quite icy. The child slipped and fell on his wrist causing a fracture; the child was in serious pain and was taken to hospital.
His arm was put in plaster for three weeks. The school admitted negligence for not looking after the child properly and clearing/gritting the ice on the entrance to school. The child missed out of some activities in school like swimming and physical education. All the symptoms cleared up after six months. The young boy was entitled to £6,000 for his child accident compensation claim that was approved by the court and invested by the Court until he was eighteen.