When parents send their children to school, they generally assume that they will be properly monitored, kept safe and protected from harm. Inevitably, however, New York City’s school children do, on occasion, suffer injuries – sometimes very serious injuries – while at school. Of course, a parent’s first instinct and priority is to make sure that their injured child receives immediate medical attention to treat their injuries. After the immediate emergency of the injury has been dealt with, however, parents want to know how and why their child was permitted to be seriously injured while they were supposed to be under the care and supervision of school officials and teachers. If a parent suspects that negligence of the school’s faculty, staff and/or administration is to blame for their child’s injuries, and the child’s injuries are potentially permanent, exploring the possibility of bringing a personal injury lawsuit against the school may be advisable. In this article, we discuss how a parent might go about bringing such a personal injury lawsuit if their child was injured at a public school within the City of New York. It should be noted that many of the procedures and rules discussed in this article may not apply if the child was injured at a private school, or due to the negligence of anyone apart from public school officials, staff or teachers.