Who is Liable for an Injury a Child Receives at School?

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When your child is injured at school, you may feel angry and frustrated that the injury was not prevented. Determining liability in situations involving public education can be complex. It is possible that responsible parties may include:

  • Schools
  • Playground equipment manufacturers
  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Daycare workers
  • Teaching aides

Establishing whether someone can be held legally responsible for your child’s injury depends on whether negligence caused the accident. If someone – a playground supervisor, for example – responsible for your child’s safety at school acted carelessly, that person may be liable for your child’s severe injury. Negligence would indicate that the supervisor did not exercise proper care to avoid a foreseeable injury. For example, dangerous objects that can obviously lead to falls, or unsanitary school conditions are situations in which a child’s injuries are foreseeable.

Injury attorneys Jim Leach have an extensive understanding of laws pertaining to liability in Ohio and West Virginia. If your child has been injured at school, you should contact our attorneys immediately. Liability can be influenced drastically by small details of a case, and we will evaluate the circumstances surrounding your child’s injury to determine whether compensation can be pursued.

If your child has been injured at school in West Virginia or Ohio, including Charleston, Parkersburg, Athens, Belpre, Wheeling, Huntington or Morgantown, please contact the experienced personal injury attorneys Jim Leach, Attorneys at Law to schedule a consultation.