Chemical Burn Injuries at Texas Daycares
How do chemical burns happen at daycare? Well, they can happen in a variety of ways. Most commonly, we see it when daycares are irresponsible with their use of dangerous cleaning products.
Common Reasons for Chemical Burn Injuries
Here are some of the ways daycares are irresponsible with their cleaning products:
What we see most often is when chemicals are not being properly stored.
The second most common reason kids are exposed to chemicals at daycare is when industrial-grade cleaning products are used on surfaces that children will be in contact with throughout the day. For example, we have a young client we’re representing who was seriously burned when commercial-grade cleaning chemicals were not properly diluted and used to clean nap mats at her daycare. This caused the child’s skin to burn and hair to be singed off.
Important Steps to Follow if Your Child Suffered a Chemical Burn Injury
If your child sustained a chemical burn injury at daycare, it’s important that you follow these three steps.
First, get your child immediate medical attention. This might include taking them to the ER and following up with their pediatrician.
Second, report the injury to the proper state agencies. It’s important that this is reported so that a thorough investigation is conducted. Any reports and violations will be listed on the state’s licensing website to provide a warning to the other parents of the dangers of that daycare.
Third, contact an attorney who focuses on daycare injury cases.
Because daycare injuries are complex and unique, it’s important that you get the right legal team to handle your case and help your child get justice for their chemical burn injury. To learn about additional steps to take, be sure to download our free guide, 5 Steps to Take After a Daycare Injury, linked here. It’s filled with helpful information on what parents can do to help their child recover.
If you have any other questions, our legal team is here to talk. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us – we want to help keep you moving forward.