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My son when aged 14 was at secondary school when he attended

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my son when aged 14 was at secondary school when he attended I T lessons he walked into the classroom put both hands on the school computer and was flung across the classroom with severe pain burns to his hands I went to the school after they phoned me and told me what had happened i took my son to hospital and they said his heart rate was affected and that he had serious damadge to his right hand i asked what and how serious this would affect him as i wanted to sue the school They told me it would take time to know the full extent of damage now my son is 23 and has had serious problems with his right hand he has now seen a hand expert and been told his tendons and nerves have broken down due to him being electrocuted now I'm being told that he can't claim because of a six year time lapse we couldn't start proceedings befor because we didn't know the extent of the damage PLEASE HELP
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Law
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
Hello my name is ***** ***** I will help you.
He is entitled to claim until he is 21. This is because as he is under 18 limitation starts from that age and runs for 3 years - so until he is 21.
If he is over 21 then sadly he is out of time to make any claim. You have 3 years to make a claim from date of knowledge.
But if he is 23 now it appears that he is time barred by 2 years. I am sorry if this is not the answer you want and certainly not the one I want to give you, but I have a duty to be honest.
Can I clarify anything for you about this today please?
Expert:  Ash replied 2 years ago.
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