Has your child suffered from a daycare injury?
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there are approximately 21 million children under the age of five in the United States. Some parents are able to stay home with their children before they enter kindergarten, but many rely on daycares to watch their kids while they work.
As a lawyer who has worked on daycare injury claims, I have seen some pretty awful injuries. Broken arms, broken legs, eye injuries, and many more. Parents and guardians trust daycares to keep their children safe from harm.
Unfortunately, for some families, daycare accidents turn into trips to the hospital. But how do these daycare injuries happen? Your child may suffer from a broken bone, a concussion, or worse, and you may be worried sick about what it means for your child, your family, and your finances.
Children are energetic and carefree, so teachers and caregivers need to be ready for anything. While some accidents are unavoidable, many more could be prevented if daycare employees, facility leaders, and other people who interact with kids follow proper safety guidelines, eliminate hazards, and supervise responsibly.
If your child was injured while at a daycare facility, and you think someone else was to blame for their injuries, contact our law firm today. We are ready to evaluate your child’s claim and help you at this frustrating and upsetting time.
Child Care Injuries: How did this happen to my child and who is responsible?
There are many different types of daycare facilities, including providers who care for children in their own home. All have a duty to protect the children they care for and keep them safe. This means they can be held responsible for injuries that take place due to negligence, whether something happened because they “stepped away for a few minutes” or the child was injured because the facility itself was not safe.
Examples of potential daycare accident hazards include:
- Loose or broken handrails
- Wet floors/slippery tile
- Unsafe playground equipment or defective playground equipment
- Sharp falling objects
- Ladders that aren’t properly stored away
- Chemicals accessible to children
- Medications not stored properly
- Unsafe sidewalks, driveways, and parking lots (snow and ice, holes, etc.)
- Uneven, crumbling, or dangerous walkways, hallways, and doorways
- Unsafe and defective toys
- Bookshelves and television stands
- Children left unsupervised
- Access to a swimming pool without a lifeguard or parent present (gate unlocked)
- And many, many more
There is no excuse for injuries that could have easily been avoided. In fact, there are a number of rules in place to make sure that any and all care facilities provide the best environment for a child.
If the worst does happen and some sort of injury occurs, caregivers are required to immediately report the accident to the parents.
Daycare or School Accident? Call for a Free Legal Consultation Now!
Gregg S. Harrison, Attorney at Law, PLLC
Greater Houston/Northwest Houston Daycare Injury Lawyer
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