If your child has been injured at daycare, one of the most important steps you can take is to report the incident to the state of Texas. It's essential because it initiates an investigation that can uncover improper or illegal activities at your child's daycare.

What Happens After Reporting a Daycare Incident to the State of Texas?

But you might be wondering, "What Happens After You've Reported a Daycare Injury to the State?" Today, we'll walk you through the process based on our experience as Texas Daycare Injury Attorneys. Once you've reported your child's daycare injury to the state, the relevant state agency will swing into action. There are two agencies that may be involved in the investigation, depending on the nature of the allegation, injury, or incident. The Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) investigates daycares for abuse, neglect, and negligent supervision.

The Texas Health and Human Services Division (THHS) investigates licensing violations and all other violations of the minimum standards. Typically, within a few days of your report, the state will send an investigator to your child's daycare. This investigator will thoroughly examine the daycare's operations and determine if any minimum standards have been violated. Their findings will be documented in a report that is published online. If criminal acts, such as physical or sexual abuse, are suspected, law enforcement will also become involved in the case.

The safety and well-being of your child are of the utmost importance, and law enforcement will take action if necessary. One question that often arises is whether the daycare is obligated to report the incident to the state. Legally, daycares are required to report incidents involving serious injuries, those requiring medical attention, and incidents that put a child at risk of harm. However, some daycares fail to comply with these rules, which is a violation of daycare regulations in the state of Texas.

While reporting the incident to the state is a crucial step in seeking justice and accountability, there are two other critical actions you should take.

First, regardless of whether the injury is visible, it's essential to seek medical care for your child. Sometimes, injuries may not be apparent, and a medical professional's evaluation is necessary. Second, it’s important to hire a daycare injury attorney.

Contact The Button Law Firm to Get More Information on What to Do After a Daycare Injury

Daycare Injury attorneys, like our team at The Button Law Firm, are here to help families navigate the aftermath of daycare injuries. We can assist in finding the right medical care for your child, determining how your child's medical bills will be paid, and investigating what happened to your child.

If you have more questions after a negligent daycare has severely injured your child, please don't hesitate to contact us. Our team is experienced in assisting families through these challenging times . You can reach out to us by calling or visiting our website. Our team is available 24/7, and all consultations are free.

If you want to learn more about additional steps to take after your child was hurt at daycare, 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.