Schools have a duty of care to take reasonable care to protect children from foreseeable risks of harm. However, children are often exposed to bullying, fights, and injuries while at school – and this can cause significant psychological and physical damage. In New South Wales, if you or your child needs to make a claim at your school due to defective school equipment or building, or any injury caused by poorly maintained equipment, then you can contact What’s My Claim Worth for the next steps.

What laws and legislation are there in New South Wales for schools?

A claim could be brought against a school in New South Wales for various reasons. These include defective school equipment or building, or any injury caused by poorly maintained equipment. There needs to be an obvious risk prior to the incident happening – so that it can be proven that the school is in breach of public liability. The law for these cases is governed by the NSW Civil Liability Act 2002.

How do I start my Gym Public Liability Case in New South Wales?

To make a successful public liability claim against your school in New South Wales, you need to be able to prove, with evidence, that the accident was not your fault. Your lawyer needs to be able to prove that the school owed you or your child a duty of care and that they breached that duty of care which resulted in your injury or loss. To help this happen, you should try and do the following: 

  • Let a member of staff at the school know that you were injured. 
  • Take pictures of everything, including of the injury, the establishment, and the school object that caused injury
  • Take note of witnesses, and try to get their contact details if possible, so that they can support your claim. 
  • Access surveillance footage.
  • Save all medical evidence, bills, receipts, doctor’s records and anything else with reference to your school-related injury in New South Wales.

What is the claims process?

What’s My Claim Worth can help you start the process to get the result you need in your public liability claim against schools in New South Wales. Starting this legal process can result in monetary compensation for you. 

It should be noted that this is not a necessarily easy process. If you have had an injury due to public negligence at your school, then it is worth seeing if you can make a claim. Start the process today and speak to What’s My Claim Worth, to see whether your gym public liability case can progress. 

Why should I choose What’s My Claim Worth?

What’s My Claim Worth’s claim compensation calculator can help you to understand the value of your claim, as well as your eligibility to claim. Once confirmed, we can then put you in touch with the best legal professionals to handle your public liability claim — No Win, No Fee (excluding defendant costs if the claim is litigated).