Was Your Child Injured at Daycare?

Monday, August 24, 2020

Was Your Child Injured at Daycare?

Written by Malman Law, reviewed by Steve J. Malman.

Young children are prone to injuries. When those injuries occur because a daycare center is negligent, they should not be accepted as just an accident. Parents of these injured children have the right to pursue a personal injury claim.

As a parent of a young child, you do everything you can to ensure their safety and protect them. You put them in an age-appropriate car seat, baby-proof your house with gadgets, place a life jacket on them when around water, and research your daycare and childcare provider options. You rightfully assume that the daycare you decide to take them to will be just as committed to their safety as you are. When you learn the hard way that you were wrong in your assumptions, your whole world can come tumbling down. 

Common Examples of Daycare Negligence

Most daycare facilities provide excellent care and a safe environment for children; however, some are negligent. Negligence occurs when a person or party fails to act in a reasonable manner. For example, when a driver runs a red light, or a store employee knowingly ignores a spill on the floor. Common examples of daycare negligence that warrant the legal expertise of personal injury lawyers include:

  • Failure to appropriately supervise children on playground equipment which can cause accidents on the playground
  • Failure to adequately supervise children in the daycare facility, allowing children to come into contact with dangerous objects or to fall from highchairs or diaper changing tables
  • Failure to ensure suitable hygiene to children, resulting in painful diaper rashes, illness, and other conditions
  • Failure to provide adequate nutrition to children

If you believe your child suffered an injury based on any of these types of negligence or others, reach out to our personal injury attorneys as soon as possible. 

Do You Have a Personal Injury Claim?

Of course, accidents can and do happen in daycare centers, especially with young children who are still learning many skills such as walking and climbing. It is only natural that young children are bound to have injuries no matter where they go or who is watching them. Uncertainty as to whether your child’s injuries constitute a personal injury claim is common. 

Generally, a valid personal injury case has four crucial elements:

  • A duty of care was owed to the injured party
  • The duty of care was breached
  • The breach led to an injury
  • The injury led to damages such as medical bills and pain and suffering

The best course of action is to reach out to the experienced personal injury lawyers at Malman Law. They can review your case for free and help you determine if you have a claim and what your next steps should be. 

Did Your Child Suffer a Daycare Injury? Call the Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Today

Daycare facilities and their employers have a duty to keep children in their care safe. When they fail to take such actions, they can risk injury or even death in the children that they care for. If this happened to your child, you need to know that you have legal rights. Schedule your free no-obligation case evaluation with the compassionate personal injury attorneys at Malman Law today. Call (312) 629-0099 or use our online contact form.

Steve Malman

Malman Law’s founder Attorney Steven Malman has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, premises liability, construction, and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago, IL.

Years of experience: +30 years
Illinois Registration Status: Active and authorized to practice law—Last Registered Year: 2024

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