If a child was hurt by a pen accidentally being thrown into their eye by a teacher, is the school responsible for medical bills?

Asked on November 26, 2013 under Personal Injury, Washington


MD, Member, California Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

It depends. Was it in jest, was it a joke? Did it slip out of the teacher's hand? Was he or she throwing a pen to everyone? If you don't have school premises insurance, you might be able to go to the school board and have it placed on the agenda to be paid. Bottom line is you need to show causation was caused by the school in some form.

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