Injuries may seem like a normal part of childhood. Kids tend to get hurt when playing or running around. But when it happens at daycare, how do you know if it’s just kids being kids or something more serious, like daycare neglect or abuse? Today, we’re going to discuss how often kids get injured at daycare and when to be concerned.

So – when is it normal for kids to be hurt at daycare. Normal injuries can include things that are minor, like small scrapes, cuts, or bruises, which can be a result of kids just being kids – whether that’s from running, crawling, or playing. But, if you start to notice major injuries to your child, this could be an indication that your kids may be getting hurt from something serious.

Major injuries at daycare are not normal and are usually a sign of something much worse.

Examples of serious injuries at daycare can include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Bottle warmer burns
  • Chemical burns
  • Finger crush or severing injuries
  • Spinal cord Injuries
  • Broken bones
  • And much more

If you found that your child did suffer from a serious injury at daycare, it’s important for you to investigate. First and foremost, ensure that your child receives proper medical attention for their injuries. After that, ask the daycare questions about the injury and how it happened. The two most important questions to ask are:

Who caused the injury?


Was this injury preventable?

Preventable injuries are often caused by:

  • caregiver inattention,
  • poor management by the daycare,
  • unmaintained playground equipment,
  • and even unqualified caregivers who should not have been left in charge of children to begin with.

To learn more about how daycares can be held responsible for negligence, check out our daycare injury page on our website.

We’ve linked it here. And if you’re not quite sure whether or not your child’s injury was something normal or something caused by daycare negligence, we always recommend you talk to a child injury lawyer.

Here at The Button Law Firm, we always want parents to feel comfortable giving us a call and telling us what happened. Once our team has had a chance to investigate, we can help parents understand whether or not something concerning is going on. You can never take chances when it comes to the safety of your children.

If you want to learn more about the signs of a good daycare, be sure to download our free guide, 10 Tips for Finding a Safe Daycare, linked below. Our team is here to help families get the information they need to keep their kids safe at daycare. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to help.

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