When a child is injured while at school, the first step is to make sure they receive any necessary medical attention. Depending on the severity of the injury, it may require a visit to an emergency room or urgent care facility. The following steps will depend on who caused the injury and why.
If the injury was caused by another student, teacher, staff member, or school visitor, parents should contact the school administration and pursue legal action if appropriate. Schools sometimes must report injuries that occur on campus as part of their insurance policies and other state regulations.
If medical bills were incurred due to an injury at school, these bills may be reimbursed or covered in whole or in part by liability insurance held by the day school. In any case, parents of children who are injured at day schools should consult with a personal injury attorney to explore the best options for making sure their child is fairly compensated for the medical bills and other costs associated with the injury. Taking legal action against a day school may not be necessary in all cases, but it is an important step to consider if a child’s injury was caused by the negligence or carelessness of another person.
Making sure that children are safe while at day schools is an important responsibility and one that should not be taken lightly. If you believe your child has been injured due to the negligence of someone else, seek legal counsel right away.