Child crying after suffering from daycare abuse and neglect injury.Injuries to children, like falling off play structures and breaking arms, can happen anywhere – be it at home, school, or daycare facilities.

However, it's important to note that proactive steps by caregivers can significantly minimize the risk of serious harm to children. This is especially pertinent in private daycare centers, where caregivers may oversee more children than they can adequately supervise. Moments of inattention can lead to severe injuries. Here, we'll explore some common injuries children may experience in daycare settings.

Severe Injuries Your Child Might Suffer at Daycare

Children, by nature, are curious. They love to explore their surroundings and investigate new and interesting findings. When not supervised by an adult, these adventures can quickly lead a child to danger. Some of the injuries babies and children in daycare commonly suffer from often include the following:

  • Bumps and bruises. Children sustain these minor injuries all the time. Simply tripping on a toy can lead to a nasty bump on the head. However, if your child is regularly coming home with bruises, you should pay the daycare center a visit to make sure play areas are neat and that children’s behavior is being controlled by a supervisor. If you suspect your child has been abused by a caregiver, go to a doctor for an evaluation of the injury.
  • Broken bones and dislocated joints. An infant rolling off a changing table or an older child falling off a swing set can result in a dislocation or broken bone. These incidents could be the result of a lack of supervision and negligence. In the worst-case scenario, a child may have been forcefully grabbed by a caregiver, leading to a dislocated shoulder or broken arm.
  • Head trauma. If a child in daycare suffers a blow to the head, the parent should be called immediately. If the child is unconscious, the daycare provider should also call 911. Head injuries often don’t result in outward symptoms, meaning a caregiver may try to hide the fact that a child hit his head, even if it was an accident. This negligent act should be investigated, and the caregiver should be held responsible.
  • Burns and shocks. Daycare centers that care for infants often use bottle warmers to prepare bottles. If these are not placed out of the reach of toddlers, they can cause severe burns. Electrical outlets that are not safety-proofed can also shock a child who inserts a toy or utensil. A daycare center could be guilty of failing to provide a safe environment and failing to supervise children in a burn or shock incident.

You hate to think of your child’s daycare as a dangerous place, but if the evidence suggests that your child is not well supervised or the facility is not clean and safe, you owe it to your child and others in the community to take action. Call the Texas daycare injury attorney at the Button Law Firm to learn more about these types of child injury cases.

What Should You Do If Your Child Was Injured At Daycare? 

The first thing you will want to do if your child was injured at daycare is seeking immediate medical attention. Children who attend daycare are typically young and won't be able to explain the depth of their injuries. This is why you will want to make sure there are no internal injuries. After your child has visited the doctor, you will want to report the incident to the state.

You can find out how to do so by reading our article, How To Report Daycare Negligence and Abuse.

11 Steps to Help Parents Choose a Safe Daycare

We have written a five-step guide for parents whose children were injured at daycare. This guide will go into step-by-step detail on what to do in this incident. We know how hard of a process this is, and we hope that this guide can be informative to you and your family. This guide is completely FREE. You can download it on our website, or you can request a free paper copy to be sent to your home.

You can download our guide by following the link provided: A Five-Step Guide For Parents Dealing With A Daycare Injury.

What Can The Button Law Firm Do to Help With Your Daycare Injury Case? 

In recognizing the unique nature of each case, we diligently conduct independent analyses of every daycare injury and its distinct impact on both the child and their family. Our approach ensures a comprehensive understanding of the situation, allowing us to tailor our efforts to the specific needs of each family.

In daycare cases, eligible damages include covering both past and future medical expenses, addressing the mental anguish experienced by the children, and getting recovery for any physical impairment affecting their daily activities. This nuanced perspective allows us to provide a personalized and effective strategy for seeking rightful recovery.

It's crucial to be aware that if your child is currently undergoing or has received medical treatment for daycare injuries, legal obligations may arise. Specifically, you may need to repay or reimburse medical providers for expenses incurred due to injuries caused by a third party. We are here to guide you through these complexities, ensuring you have the information and support needed to navigate the legal aspects of your case.

If you have health insurance, Medicaid, or Medicare that covers your child’s injuries, they will need to be paid back for what was paid out for injuries related to the case, which is also called subrogation or reimbursement. We handle this as it is complex and can be time-consuming as there are a lot of hoops to jump through. Check out our article on Medical Bills.

If you are currently dealing with an injury to your child due to the daycare's negligence, please give us a call at 214-699-4409. You can also fill out our Contact Us form. We are here for you and your family and want to help you make the best decision through free legal information

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Dallas, Houston, and Midland Texas trial and personal injury lawyer dedicated to securing justice for clients.