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School accident lawyers – personal injury.

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If your child has been injured at school or in day care, speak to a school accident lawyer from Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

We ask more questions and get to know you personally. It’s how we spot the things others don’t, so you get more compensation.

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A more personal approach to your school accident claim.

If your child has been injured at school, the school can be held liable if they knew or should have known about the hazard that caused the accident and did nothing to prevent it.

We’ve helped many people get compensation for school accident injuries, but we understand your situation is unique, and you’re different from every one of them. Helping you claim more compensation on behalf of your child starts with building a personal relationship with your family, to truly understand your situation.

There’s no cost to speak to a public liability lawyer, tell your side of the story, and find out how much you can claim.

We’ll get you more compensation.

Injuries caused by accidents at schools and in day care can mean time off work for you and your partner, unplanned expenses, and financial stress. But we’re here to help. We get to know you and your family to learn about your life before your child was injured. We look beyond your injuries, to understand your work, family, social and financial situation. Then we look at what’s changed. Many of our clients’ injuries have led to other life complications and health issues. By getting to know your family personally we identify these issues and claim all of your child’s entitlements. That’s why you’ll get more compensation with Law Partners on your side.

What accidents can I claim for?

Common accidents that result in school injury claims include:

Injuries caused by faulty equipment and facilities.

For example, poorly-maintained playground equipment that causes an accident.

Sport injuries.

If a sports injury is caused by poor supervision, inappropriate instructions from a teacher or faulty equipment, the school could be held liable.

Slips, trips and falls.

Where an injury is caused by a slip or trip hazard that was known to the school but not rectified, the school is likely to be liable.

No matter how your child has been injured at school, you can call Law Partners and get free legal advice whether you can claim compensation.

Getting started.

Tell us about your claim.

Speak to one of our friendly solicitors today and find out if you can claim.

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We’ll get to know you.

Our solicitor will ask more questions and get to know you personally to work out everything you’re entitled to.

We’ll offer to start your claim.

We’ll explain how we can claim all your compensation and give you our ‘no win no fee’ guarantee. You decide if you want to proceed – there’s no obligation.

How much can I claim for a school accident?

School injury compensation payouts range from tens of thousands to hundreds of thousands of dollars. Depending on the severity of your child’s injuries, the total compensation amount can include:

  • Medical expenses – resulting from the injuries.
  • Travel expenses – to and from medical appointments and treatment.
  • Domestic assistance – the cost of getting help with home duties.
  • Pain and suffering – an amount to compensate your child for pain and suffering, based on the extent of the injuries.
  • Permanent impairment – an amount to cover loss of functionality or limitation of movement of a part of your body.
  • Future care expenses and losses – for example, future earnings that your child will miss out on as a result of injuries.

How we can help you.

Your Law Partners school accident lawyer will contact the school’s public liability insurer on your behalf, and then:

Gather evidence of your child’s accident, which may include photos of the hazard that caused the injury, CCTV footage, statements from other students and teachers, and school accident reports.

Have your child’s injuries assessed by a doctor. We need medical evidence such as scans and x-rays to prove what injuries were suffered from the accident.

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Once we’ve submitted your compensation claim, if the public liability insurer accepts liability then it’s likely it will offer you a settlement payment. Most of our school claims are settled without the need for court action.

If the insurer rejects liability or we’re unable to settle out of court, we may need to take court action to get your compensation.

You’re in safe hands with Law Partners.

Your public liability lawyer is backed by a team of specialists including paralegals, medico-legal experts, forensic accountants and barristers. Your team will work hard for you, check in with you regularly and always keep you up to date with your case. You’re in safe hands with Australia’s largest specialist personal injury firm.

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Gillian Potts

Special Counsel

Being a calm-natured and patient person, I find that the best way to help my clients with their claims is to first focus on listening to them and understanding their needs, and then set about fulfilling those needs and exceeding their expectations.

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Shane Butcher


With over 15 years’ experience in personal injury law on my side, I’ve had the privilege of helping thousands of injured people and their families claim all the compensation they’re entitled to.

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Elyse Bonnici

Managing Solicitor

I always endeavour to provide my clients with a service that’s free of legal jargon and personalised to ultimately ensure they’re informed, included and respected throughout the claims process.

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Michele Cheong

Special Counsel

Most of our clients have suffered a sudden injury, so what they don’t need from their legal representative is more nasty surprises. This is why I’m always upfront and honest with all my clients, so they know exactly what to expect during the compensation process.

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Marcus Frangos

Managing Solicitor

Every client needs to be treated with respect, and this is done by establishing a communication pathway that enables them to express what they want out of the claim along with any questions they may have.

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Melissa Rae

Senior Paralegal

It’s obviously paramount that we do all we can to achieve the best possible outcome, but it’s also very important that we constantly remind our clients that we’re here as a support network to help them through what can only be described as an extremely difficult period.

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Frequently asked questions.

Yes – if your child was under the supervision of the school, then it doesn’t matter where the injury happened, the school still owes a duty of care to your child. So if they failed in that duty of care and your child was injured, you can still make a claim for compensation.

Many sports and activities have inherent risks, and if your child participates in them you are no doubt well aware of the risks. However, if your child’s injury was caused by the school’s negligence, you may be able to claim compensation. For example, if your child was participating in a school rock climbing trip and was injured because of poor supervision by the teacher responsible for the students, then you may be able to claim compensation.

Why should I choose Law Partners?

Caring for our clients drives everything we do – that’s why thousands of Australians every year choose Law Partners.

We’ll match you with a lawyer who specialises in school injury compensation claims like yours.

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We’ll build a personal relationship with you and your family to make sure we understand the true impact of your injuries.

Your legal team will check in with you regularly and always keep you up to date with your case.

We win over 99% of our cases and pride ourselves in winning more compensation.

We have over 600 5-star reviews on Google.

Marcus Frangos was a great lawyer. Supported me and kept me informed throughout the whole duration of my claim. Couldn’t of asked for a better result in the end.
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I would like to thank Law Partners for all their help and support through out my claim. Every member of Law Partners from start to finish were so helpful, and went above and beyond keeping me updated and well informed of any changes.

Very professional team that kept my best interest and what would be best for me at all times in mind. Cannot thank them enough; would highly recommend them in an instant.

Made me feel like part of their family. Thanks for everything again guys.

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Law Partners Sydney is the most professional law firm I have ever dealt with. They are extremely diligent and have their clients best interest in all that they do. I could not recommend them enough.

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Gillian and her team were fantastic to deal with from day 1. They stay in constant contact with me and kept me informed of the steps and progress.

Got the outcome I was hoping for. I highly recommend Law Partners.

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When I first called Law Partners I spoke to Michele Cheong. She made me feel so comfortable and so at ease that not once I stressed about my case. I was kept up to date with everything. I’m so happy with the outcome.

Thank you so much Michele and the team. Law Partners are amazing lawyers.

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My lawyer Elyse Bonnici and her team were an absolute dream to deal with. Nothing was ever to much trouble, no matter how many questions I ask, it was never too many. She made me feel like I was THE most important case she was dealing with.

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I would like to thank you for the outstanding professionalism at Law Partners. From the receptionists to secretaries and of course the lawyers were all very helpful and overall I am very pleased with the outcome of my case so I highly recommend Law Partners.

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Thank you and all your staff for the help you have provided in these trying times. I was feeling pretty negative about my future but after my first meeting with my lawyer I knew I had someone on my side who really wanted to help me. I wouldn’t hesitate recommending you to anyone who needs your services.

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