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Schoolyard Injury Compensation

I have been offered a schoolyard injury compensation settlement from the school`s insurers. Should I accept it? My daughter suffered a head injury when she fell from a defective swing, but the amount offered seems too low in comparison with her injury.

Question:

I have been offered a schoolyard injury compensation settlement from the school`s insurers. Should I accept it? My daughter suffered a head injury when she fell from a defective swing, but the amount offered seems too low in comparison with her injury.

Answer:

You may justifiably be concerned about accepting a schoolyard injury compensation settlement that does not seem to fairly correspond with the severity of your child’s injury, and the likely consequences on his or her life. Unfortunately, insurers are often more concerned with saving costs – in legal fees and settlement amounts for schoolyard injury compensation – than offering a fair and full settlement amount.

Consequently, it is advisable to seek advice from an experienced personal injury solicitor who is familiar with claims for schoolyard injury compensation to see whether what you have been offered is reasonable in comparison to what you may be entitled to receive. If it is not, a solicitor can inform you of what may be a fair settlement for schoolyard injury compensation for your child’s head injury, and guide you through the process of seeking it.

Solicitors specialised in child injury cases are aware of the consequences of a schoolyard injury, and its potential impact on a child’s life – not only physically but also emotionally. Therefore, having the assistance of someone who understands the effects of a trauma and the emotional distress of parents dealing with the impact of negligence on their child’s health may be helpful in relieving some of the stress associated with pursuing (or accepting) a schoolyard injury compensation claim.

A child injury solicitor will ensure that your claim for schoolyard injury compensation reflects the extent of your child’s injury, and will gather strong evidence – from medical records to witness information – in order to support your child’s case. If you need to go to court, the solicitor is also in the best position to represent you and your child.