Finger injuries are serious because they could potentially have a lifelong impact on a child. Young children ages 4 and under are most likely to experience finger injuries, according to the Pediatric Orthopaedic Society of North America. And these injuries can happen anywhere, including daycare centers in Houston. The good news for Houston parents: Often a child’s finger injuries can be prevented by putting simple safety measures in place.
Our Houston daycare finger injury lawyers provide resources, including what you can do in the event that your child injures a finger at daycare in any of the following Houston-area cities: Atascocita, Bellaire, Clear Lake, Conroe, Cypress, Deer Park, Friendswood, Houston, Humble, Jersey Village, Katy, Lake Jackson, League City, Missouri City, Pasadena, Pearland, Richmond, Rosenberg, Spring, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and Tomball.
What Are Common Types of Children’s Finger Injuries?
Like injuries to other parts of the body, children’s finger injuries can range in severity from scrapes and bruises to more painful jammed fingers. There are three serious categories of finger injuries that young children in Houston can experience:
- Crushed Fingers: Digits are smashed, often between two hard surfaces
- Lacerations: Cuts on the fingers that can sever tendons and ligaments or cause wounds to become infected
- Jammed Fingers: Starting at the tip, a child’s finger, including the ligaments, is compressed toward the palm of the hand
How Do Finger Injuries Happen at Houston Daycares?
Finger injuries can happen at Houston daycare facilities in a variety of ways. The most common causes include fingers getting:
- Bitten by other children
- Caught in a crib rail or stroller
- Caught in a door, door hinge, or other piece of furniture or equipment at the daycare
- Crushed by falling heavy objects or furniture at the daycare center, such as a rocking chair or bookcase
- Pinched in folding or accordion-style doors
- Slammed in drawers or open windows at the daycare
- Stepped on by a child or an adult at the daycare center
Children's fingers can also be cut by sharp objects such as toys that are not age appropriate or unmaintained playground equipment at daycare centers in Houston.
A majority of finger injuries happen in instances when Houston daycares are negligent in providing adequate supervision or maintaining proper child-to-caregiver ratios in daycare classrooms. Per Texas laws, daycares are responsible for providing a safe environment for the children in their care.
Can I Sue If My Child’s Fingers or Hands Were Injured at a Houston Daycare?
An injured child’s parents or legal guardian has two years from the date of an incident at a Houston daycare facility to file a lawsuit to seek compensation and hold the negligent daycare accountable. Our lawyers at The Button Law Firm will serve as your family’s advocate and navigate the insurance and legal systems for you, so you can focus on helping your child heal from their finger injuries.
If your child is injured at a daycare center in Houston, your family may be eligible for compensation to cover:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Future expenses to manage your child’s recovering from injuries
Our knowledgeable daycare injury lawyers have also created a free resource outlining the four steps that parents should follow after a child suffers from a finger injury at a Houston daycare.
Schedule a Free Consultation with Our Houston Daycare Finger Injury Lawyers
Our team of experienced and compassionate daycare finger injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm is dedicated to advocating for you and your family if your child experiences a finger injury while in the care of a Houston daycare facility. We are ready to listen and fight for your family in Atascocita, Bellaire, Clear Lake, Conroe, Cypress, Deer Park, Friendswood, Houston, Humble, Jersey Village, Katy, Lake Jackson, League City, Missouri City, Pasadena, Pearland, Richmond, Rosenberg, Spring, Sugar Land, The Woodlands, and Tomball. Our attorneys at The Button Law Firm are recognized on the prestigious Texas Super Lawyers list, and we can help guide you after a traumatizing incident involving your child. We work on contingency, meaning we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. Call us at 281-857-6116 or fill out a contact form for a free consultation.