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School Injuries: What Every Parent Needs to Know

Attorney Inga Sanders represents parents of children who have been injured at school. She shares these tips with us about school-related injuries. For more information, please visit her website at:

Learning that your child has been injured at school is one of the most stressful and upsetting experiences that a parent can face.

  • Unsafe conditions in the classroom or on the playground;
  • School bus accidents;
  • Classroom horseplay;
  • Physical altercations between students;
  • Bullying;
  • Sexual assault by another student;
  • Physical and/or sexual abuse from a teacher or other staff members.

If you know or suspect that your child has been injured at school, you should:

  • Document the incident, including WHAT happened, WHO was involved, WHEN it happened and WHERE it happened;
  • Document any physical injuries, including taking photos of the injuries as soon as possible;
  • Contact the Police and Children’s Protective Service immediately if the incident involves physical or sexual abuse;
  • Have your child seen by a physician or other medical provider;
  • Know your rights! Consult with an attorney specializing in child injury claims immediately. In many cases, failure to file appropriate paperwork within a few months of the injury can result in a forfeiture of any claims.

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