LawAnswers.com.au - Australia's #1 Legal Community

LawAnswers.com.au is a community of 10,000+ Australians, just like you, helping each other.
Ask a question, respond to a question and better understand the law today!
Join us, it only takes a minute:

QLD School Bullying - Legal Action Against the School or Bully?

Discussion in 'Personal Injury Law Forum' started by kingda61, 21 May 2015.

Tags:
  1. kingda61

    kingda61 Member

    Joined:
    21 May 2015
    Messages:
    1
    Likes Received:
    0
    My son is constantly bullied in school and now has received a broken wrist from an incident of bullying at school ...do i have a case against the school or kid
     
  2. Sarah J

    Sarah J Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    16 July 2014
    Messages:
    1,314
    Likes Received:
    243
    Hi Kingda61,

    I'm sorry that this is happening to your son and I hope your son is recovering well.

    Can you sue the school or the other child?

    You will have an action against the child who caused the injury, or rather, their parents (assuming the child is under 18) for recovery of medical fees and other loss suffered by your son.

    If the accident happened on school grounds and during school hours, you might additionally have an argument that the school (which owes parents, and children, a duty of care) was negligent or breached their standard of care by not taking adequate measures to minimise/stop the bullying, and in particular, to prevent the injury to your son.

    What can you do now?

     
    Sophea likes this.

Share This Page

Loading...