Today, we're here to address a crucial topic that no parent ever wants to think about: "What Do I Do if My Child Was Burned at Daycare?" This is an upsetting scenario, and we understand the fear and concern it can bring. This video will guide you through the steps you should take if your child has suffered a burn injury at a daycare. Your child's safety and well-being are essential, and that’s why we're here to help.

First, I want to bring up how the most common burn injuries happen at daycares and what’s supposed to be done to prevent them. Burn injuries usually occur when:

  • Unsecured bottle warmers tip over,
  • Children are exposed to chemicals like commercial-grade cleaners,
  • Or children are burned from an electric shock injury

Regardless of how the burn happened, the first and most crucial step is to ensure your child's well-being. If your child has been burned, seek immediate medical attention. Once your child receives necessary medical care, it's essential to document the incident.

Write down all the details of what happened, when it happened, and any potential witnesses. Take photos of your child's injuries, the scene, and any objects or equipment involved. This documentation can be vital in any potential legal claims or cases. Next, you should then notify the state’s licensing department about the incident. In Texas, the agency that regulates childcare is the Texas Department of Health and Human Services.

It's important to report the incident for the state’s awareness, and it also creates a record of the incident. Be sure to document your communication with the daycare, including dates and times. Then, it’s important to consider consulting with an attorney who focuses on daycare injury burn cases. They can help you understand your rights and guide you through the legal process.

The Button Law Firm has extensive experience in handling daycare injury and burn cases, and we're here to support you. If you believe the daycare's negligence led to your child's burn injury, you may consider taking legal action to hold them accountable and get full value for your child’s damages. An attorney can help you determine if your child has a valid case and what damages may be available, such as medical bills, future treatment, emotional damages, and pain and suffering.

How The Button Law Firm Can Help Your Family Move Forward After a Burn Injury at Daycare

When your child has been burned at daycare, it's crucial to take the proper steps. We hope this video has provided you with a clear roadmap on what to do. Remember, you're not alone in this. The Button Law Firm is here to support you every step of the way. If you have any questions or need legal assistance, please don't hesitate to contact us.

If you’re not quite ready to speak to a member of our team, we understand. Be sure to download our free 5-step guide on what to do after a daycare injury. It’s linked here. We’re here to help you and your family keep moving forward.

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