If your child has been injured at a daycare center, your mind was likely racing full of anger, frustration, and concern. A million questions are running through your head and you feel guilty for allowing this to happen.
Most parents struggle to know what to do AFTER their child is injured at a daycare center, specifically on the playground.
What Can Be Done About Playground Injuries to Your Kid at a Texas Daycare Center?
After taking your child to the emergency room or pediatrician for medical treatment, you will want to revisit the daycare center to do the following.
First, you want to make sure to request to inspect that playground equipment. On your inspection, you want to take photos of the scene, the actual equipment used, and all different angles of it. The reason you want to do this as soon as possible is because daycare centers have a tendency to immediately go and make remedial measures, which is a lawyer term for changes after something happened. The problem is that if you did not originally get photos or request to take them before they touch the evidence, which is also known as tampering with evidence, is there will be no proof.
If you run into the problem that the daycare employees don’t know where the incident happened, then note that down, take all the photos you can of the area, and make a report. It is then a supervision issue.
If the daycare center does not allow you to do an incident report then write it down and make a copy. Then you can hand that to the daycare center for your child’s file. You want it in writing one way or another.
Second, you will want to request that a safety change be made if you see or feel that playground equipment was the cause of your child’s injuries. For example, if you look at the playground equipment and there are exposed bolts, sharp metal edges or rust, tell the daycare center you want it cleaned up and fixed – only after you have taken photos to preserve that evidence. This will ensure that something is done about what happened to your child.
Third, you need to make sure that the daycare center is held accountable, which means that three (3) things take place. You want them to admit they did something wrong. Because your child was injured on a playground that was neglected, you want them to admit it was not maintained well. You want them to promise that it won’t happen again because they will make the safety changes necessary. Finally, you want them to make it right. Whether your child only needed a check-up at the ER or had massive life-altering injuries that require a lifetime of treatment, you deserve to have the daycare to pay for those damages they caused. Why should you or your health insurance be on the hook for neglected playground equipment that your daycare allowed to injure your child? You should not be left to deal with this by yourself or file bankruptcy because of their choices to put profits over safety.
What do you do with the kids?
We often get asked, should I leave my kids in the daycare facility or take them out? That depends on many factors and we would be happy to discuss for free if you call our office at 214-888-2216.
What Can The Button Law Firm Do To Help?
All of our clients want to make sure that whatever happened to their child doesn’t happen to another. Thus, we make it our mission to make the daycare safer than it was before to ensure that there is greater good going around than just money.
As a parent of an injured child, you want to know why it happened. You want to know how it could have been prevented. You deserve to know the truth. We uncover the truth for you.
If the above steps are a lot, which they are, that is what we do for our clients. We take control of the investigation needed and let you focus on your child and your family.
Want To Learn More About What To Do If Your Child Is Injured On A Playground At A Daycare Center?
Ever wondered how often children are injured on playground equipment every year? It is a staggering number that needs to be reduced. Link to article
If you would like to receive answers to any daycare or children injury questions you have, please reach out. We are here to make daycare a safer place for our kids and protect future kids from harm. Give our Dallas Daycare lawyers a call at 214-888-2216 or fill out this form to tell us your story so we can see if we can help.
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