If my child was hurt at school is the school responsible for medical bills?

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If my child was hurt at school is the school responsible for medical bills?

Broke her arm at school during a trip to the park.

Asked on October 20, 2016 under Personal Injury, Michigan

Answers:

SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 4 years ago | Contributor

The school would only be responsible if at fault in some way: for example, if the injury occured because the children weren't being supervised, or because the field trip activities were inappropriately dangerous for this age group. If the school were not at fault, they would not be liable.
Even if at fault, if they won't voluntarily pay, you would have to sue them for the money.


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