When to complete a Student Accident Report
A Student Accident Report (K-12 or Early Childhood) may need to be completed and submitted to risk management when a student is injured at school, on a school bus, or during a school-sponsored activity, including but not limited to athletic activities and field trips. The following list provides a guideline for when a Student Accident Report may need to be completed:
- The injury requires the student to leave school or the activity for medical treatment.
- An ambulance is called, whether or not the student is actually transported.
- The parent/guardian is notified that the student was injured at school.
- A parent/guardian notifies the school that they have sought medical treatment for their child.
- The injury may have been partially or wholly caused by a physical condition of the facility.
- The injury is caused by a condition that needed immediate attention such as a slick floor or patch of ice.
- The injury involved another student or students (e.g., horseplay, fighting, etc.).
- The injury involves the head, neck and/or spine.
- The parent/guardian expresses concern over the way the school handled the student’s injury.
- The injury occurs on a school bus during routine transportation activities (injuries associated with an accident involving a bus do not need to be reported on the Student Accident Report).
When to complete a Visitor Accident Report
When a visitor or volunteer is injured on school grounds, a school bus, or during a school-sponsored activity or field trip, complete a Visitor Accident Report and submit to risk management.