Posted on Wednesday, July 10th, 2019 at 7:08 am    

Slip and fall accidents can result in minor bumps and bruises, but they can also cause serious injuries that could have long-term consequences. A fall can result in broken bones, back injuries, and brain injuries. Many people do not realize that they do not need to hit their head when they fall to sustain a serious brain injury. They also do not need to break any bones to suffer a serious back injury that could impair their range of motion indefinitely.

Falls are very serious, including falls that happen at school. Children who fall at school can sustain traumatic injuries that impact their normal growth. Some children may suffer permanent impairments from falls at school.

If your child is injured in a fall at school, it is crucial that you take immediate steps to protect your child’s health. Knowing the steps that you should take after a fall at school can help you protect your child’s legal right to receive compensation for injuries and damages.

Steps to Take After a Child’s Injury at School

Schools are supposed to be safe places for children. The school district and other government agencies are responsible for ensuring that school environments are free of hazards and dangers that could result in falls and other injuries. If your child is injured at school, you should:

  • Report the injury to the school immediately.
  • Request a copy of the accident report for your records.
  • Document all conversations with school officials regarding the accident. Ask for written confirmation of any information you receive from the school.
  • Make sure that your child sees a doctor immediately and follows up with the doctor. Some injuries may not present symptoms for a few hours or days after the fall. In addition, children cannot always communicate effectively about symptoms. A pediatrician is trained to detect injuries, even though a child may not know how to describe the symptoms.
  • Document your child’s recovery. Keep a detailed journal with pictures of your child’s injury and notes regarding your child’s pain, suffering, and struggles during recovery.
  • Contact a Sacramento slip and fall attorney immediately! Injury claims involving government entities, including school districts, are handled differently than claims against individuals or companies. There are special deadlines and rules that may apply in your child’s case. Do not delay in seeking legal advice regarding your child’s fall at school from an experienced Sacramento premises liability attorney. You may only have a few months to file a notice of a claim to protect your child’s right to pursue legal action, if necessary.

Contact a Sacramento Slip and Fall Attorney for a Free Case Review

It does not cost you anything to meet with an attorney to discuss your child’s accident and injury. Our attorneys have experience representing children who have been injured. We also have experience handling claims involving government entities.

To schedule your free consultation with a Sacramento premises liability lawyer, call The Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000.

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