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Understanding Your Child’s Daycare Injuries

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rockford daycare injury lawyerFew parents have the pleasure of being able to stay at home to care for and raise their children. In most cases, parents must return to work shortly after the child is born so that they can adequately provide for their family. When this time comes, it is common for parents to pick out a daycare. Trusting a facility with that responsibility is a major step in a parent’s life, and unfortunately, sometimes that trust is broken by negligent facilities and their staff. If your child has sustained serious injuries due to the actions or inactions of their daycare, you may want to work with an experienced daycare injury lawyer

Did Your Child Suffer Injuries at  Daycare?

Children of all ages come home with scrapes and small bruises after a day away from home. This is not all that uncommon or necessarily concerning. Accidents certainly happen, especially with small children. However, many injuries are entirely preventable and in some cases, would have been avoided had the daycare acted more responsibly. 

Certain types of accidents are more likely to cause injury at a daycare. While some playground accidents can be minor, others can be much more serious, resulting in injuries such as concussions, bone fractures, and internal injuries. Loose and falling objects are also a common cause of child injury, sometimes causing children to suffer bruises, head injuries, and broken bones.

While a child is at daycare, the risk of harm is not limited to accidents. Daycare abuse affects children and their families every year. This maltreatment includes sexual abuse, physical and emotional harm, medical neglect, and threatened injury. Because non-physical signs of abuse can be so difficult to identify, parents may have difficulty determining if their child is suffering this type of injury. 

Establishing Negligence For a Daycare Injury Claim

In order for parents to hold a party responsible for the injuries, they must establish negligence. There is specific criteria that must be met in order to properly prove that the daycare employees or overall facility was negligent. This includes:

  • Proving that the daycare facility owed a duty of care to protect the children from harm

  • Proving that the daycare facility breached that duty of care

  • Proving that the child’s injury was a direct result of that  breach of duty

  • Providing medical evidence that supports that the breach caused the child’s injury

Regarding foreseeable and preventable accidents, there are numerous instances that may support a negligence claim. If a facility is understaffed, failing to provide a proper child to caregiver ratio, they may be found negligent. If a daycare fails to follow proper safety standards, hire qualified and appropriate staff, and provide children with basic necessities, they may also be found negligent. 

Contact Our Rockford Daycare Injury Attorney Today

If you believe your child has been harmed due to negligent or intentional actions at daycare, contact a Winnebago County daycare injury attorney for help. At Mannarino & Brasfield, A Division of KJS, we can help you gather evidence and pursue a personal injury claim to recover damages for the harm your child suffered. We can help you hold the at-fault parties accountable. To learn more about how our team can help, schedule a free consultation today by calling 815-215-7561.

 

Sources:
https://www.cdc.gov/HomeandRecreationalSafety/Playground-Injuries/playgroundinjuries-factsheet.htm

https://www.d2l.org/daycare-abuse-statistics/

 

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