You’ve seen the news reports featuring accidents, shootings, and other unfortunate physically harmful events occurring in schools across our nation. With everything from chemistry lab fires to recreational accidents on the playground, children are susceptible to harm even when they are under the watchful, or not so watchful eye, of school staff. With over 1 million children enrolled in New York schools each year, accidents are bound to happen.
What are some of the common causes of child injuries at schools?
Child injuries as a result of bullying or harassment
Child injuries as a result of emergency evacuations
Child injuries as a result of a lab fire
Child injuries from a slip and fall
Child injuries from a trip and fall
Child injuries while swimming or horse playing in the pool
Child injuries from a school bus crash
Child injuries at school walk crossings
Child injuries due to poor health and sanitation standards
Child injuries from inappropriate medical care
Child injuries from unsafe playground equipment
Child injuries from school maintenance equipment/tools
So what action should you take if your child is the victim of an injury that occurs in a NY public school?
What are your rights and options?
Who can you turn to who will have the experience, advice, and comforting shoulder you need to help your child heal and get back to their journey of learning?
If your child has been injured at school, contacta child injury lawyer in Brooklyn at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel for a free case evaluation. They will review your case and explain to you your legal rights so you can make an informed decision for you and your child.