Was your child hurt in a school slip and fall accident? Learn about the causes, the injuries your child may suffer, and obtaining compensation for your child.

Injuries Children Suffer in Slip and Fall Accidents at School

school slip and fall injury accidentsWhen parents send their children to school each day, they trust teachers and other school personnel to keep their children safe. It can be devastating to receive a call that a child has suffered a serious injury in a slip and fall accident. However, you may be able to assist your child in obtaining compensation for his injuries from the school that caused his injuries.

What Are the Causes of Slip and Fall Accidents at Schools?

While not all slip and fall accidents at schools are the fault of the school, in many cases they are due to the breach of duty of care that the school has to its students. Some causes of these slip and fall accidents include:

  • Wet or slippery floors, which may be due to recent cleaning
  • Worn or torn carpeting
  • Cracked or worn flooring
  • Wires or cords not properly secured
  • Objects or debris left in hallways or other areas
  • Uneven ground
  • Cracks in pavement
  • Dangerous stairs or handrails
  • Poor maintenance of playground equipment
  • Lack of supervision

Your Child Could Suffer Devastating Injuries in a Slip and Fall Accidents at School

Some injuries in slip and fall accidents are minor bruises and cuts that heal quickly. However, your child could suffer much more serious injuries due to his small size and undeveloped body that could have long-term consequences on his life. Common consequences of school slip and fall accidents include:

  • Concussions, traumatic brain injury, and other head injuries
  • Broken bones
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Spinal cord injury—including partial and total paralysis
  • Internal bleeding
  • Internal organ damage
  • Death

If your child suffered an injury in a slip and fall accident at school, he is relying on you to file his claim for compensation on his behalf. He may need medical care and income to support himself for the rest of his life. While the school may be obviously negligent, these claims can be complicated due the immunity from certain claims that schools have and the special rules regarding notifying the school of your claim. You need the assistance of an experienced personal injury attorney to file your claim before the deadline to do so expires. Call our office today to schedule your free consultation.