As a parent, you are not able to be with your child at every second of the day. Whether you have a full time job or have other responsibilities, you are in reliance of a child care provider/center to take care of your babies when you are away from them. You, as do many of us, entrust the provider or facility with the care and safety of your child. Unfortunately, however, daycare negligence is on the rise in the United States, leading to serious injuries and sometimes the death of children in the care of others.
If you send your child to daycare, you should be aware of the common signs of childcare negligence, which include:
- Not enough child care workers. Every state across the U.S. has laws dictating how many daycare employees must be present based upon the number and age of children in attendance at a facility. When you see that there are apparently few staff at your child’s daycare, this could be a sign that your child is not being properly cared for.
- Clutter and office supplies that are in a child’s reach. Small objects such as paper clips, push pins, staples, etc. should never be left within a child’s reach. If you notice that there are small objects close to children that could be swallowed, it is a sign that the facility is not adequately storing these objects.
- Cleaning supplies within a child’s reach. If you notice cleaning supplies such as toilet bowl cleaner, laundry detergent and dish soap where a child could easily reach them, as well as cabinets with supplies that are left unlocked, this could be a sign of negligence Several hundred children are harmed when they come into contact with hazardous substances at child care centers.
- Your child comes home with unexplained bruises, scratches and other physical signs of abuse. While it is common for children to get a little banged up at daycare once in a while, if you see your child regularly come home with scratches, bruises and other marks, this could be a sign that your child is being abused at his or her daycare.
Do not hesitate to call us if you believe your child has been injured at a daycare center. You and your child could be entitled to valuable compensation if it is found that the childcare provider negligently caused your child’s injury, including compensation for medical expenses. Pain & Suffering, and punitive damages if it is found that the daycare center and its employees’ conduct was particularly egregious. Do not delay in seeking legal assistance, as you have a limited amount of time to pursue a claim, and important evidence can become lost.
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If your child has been injured at a daycare center, call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law for your free consultation today. Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law has been representing those who suffer serious injuries for over 39 years.
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