Playground by daycare where young children can get seriously hurtIf your child was injured on the playground at daycare, you're likely full of anger, frustration, and concern. This is completely understandable, as most parents struggle to know what to do after their child is injured at a daycare center, specifically on the playground.

What to Do After Your Child Is Injured On a Playground at a Texas Daycare

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 request to inspect that playground equipment. Upon inspection, you want to take photos of the scene, the equipment used, and all the different angles of it. You want to do this as soon as possible because daycare centers tend to immediately go and take remedial measures, which is a lawyer's term for changes after something happens. The problem is that if you did not originally get photos or request to take them before they touch the evidence, also known as tampering with evidence, there would be no proof.

If you encounter the problem that the daycare employees don’t know where the incident happened, note that, take all the photos you can of the area, and make a report. It was likely a supervision issue if they couldn't tell you any details. 

If the daycare center does not provide you with an incident report, write down all the information you've learned about the incident 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.

Then, you will want to request that a safety change be made if you see or feel that poorly maintained playground equipment is the cause of your child’s injuries. For example, if you look at the playground equipment with exposed bolts, sharp metal edges, or rust, tell the daycare center you want it cleaned up and fixed. This should be done only after you have taken photos to preserve that evidence. This will ensure that something is done about what happened to your child.

Lastly, you need to ensure that the daycare center is held accountable, which means three things occur.

  1. 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.
  2. You want them to promise it won’t happen again because they will make necessary safety changes.
  3. 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 the damages they caused.

The Next Steps After Your Child Was Injured on a Playground at a Texas Daycare

After your child is seriously injured at daycare, it can be difficult to know what to do next. In fact, 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 it for free if you call our office at 214-699-4409.

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

We want to ensure that whatever happens doesn’t happen again. Thus, we make it our mission to make the daycare safer than before.

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. 

If you want to learn more about how The Button Law Firm has helped people around Texas and beyond with serious daycare injury cases, read our success stories

Want to Learn More About What to Do if Your Child Is Injured on a Playground at a Daycare Center?

Our experienced Texas daycare injury lawyers at The Button Law Firm are dedicated to advocating for you and your family if your child was injured while in the care of a childcare facility anywhere in Texas. We are ready to listen and fight for your family to get justice and help you move forward. Our legal team at The Button Law Firm is 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. Get a free case evaluation by calling us at 214-699-4409, emailing us at [email protected], or filling out a contact form.


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