Where there's blame there's a claim or not?
My 14 year old son broke his humerus bone near the elbow last thursday while in school in PE. He was standing on a bench at the time waiting for a basketball to be thrown to him where he was supposed to then catch it an throw it on. Before the ball even got to him the bench tipped over and that's when the break occurred.
He was in a lot of pain and the hospital told us that he was lucky that he didn't need it pinning. Anyway he was oiff school until Tuesday where he went back in to study in the library until he is happy moving among the hordes of students.
So, anyway, I rang his school asking for details of the accident and if they had a risk assesment for the acvtivity they were carrying out.
i have had no reply yet 48 hours later.
The school manager at my secondary school told me that we should go an see a solicitor about claiming compensation for him as that is what happens in our school and we are insured against such thing so the school will not take it personally.
My question to my fellow edugeekers is what would you do?
I'm not really sure about the whole compensation thing but it could go into my sons bank account for when, or if, he went on to further education?