When you send your child to school, you expect him to be kept safe. Not only can the facility be dangerous, but bullies and the potential for harassment is very real. What can you do if your child is hurt at school? You may be able to file a lawsuit against the institution.
Bullying is a serious problem in schools. Even though there are rules and regulations to prevent it, there’s a chance that your child could be injured by a peer or even a teacher. Schools can help reduce the likelihood of this by enforcing a code of conduct, but that won’t stop all instances.
If your child is harassed or bullied and injured, you have the right to make a claim against the school. If the school did not take steps to protect your child, you can speak to the district about the outcome you expect. If the school hasn’t taken steps to prevent a problem that was already known about, then a lawsuit may be one of the few ways you can seek compensation for your child’s suffering.
If your child is hurt in another way, like being hurt because of damaged school playground equipment, the school may be liable for your child’s injuries thanks to premises liability laws. Regardless of the cause of your child’s injuries, your attorney can help you learn more about the rights you have and how you can claim compensation. Our website has more information on childhood injuries and what to expect if you decide to take a school to court over your child’s injuries.