Childcare Negligence: Steps to Take After a Serious Accident

Bringing a new life into the world is an experience unlike no other—and protecting it thereafter becomes a full-time job throughout parenthood. Today’s busy world though, along with the common need for families to produce two incomes, often means paying others to watch, teach, and entertain our children while we work; above all though, we expect childcare workers and facilities to keep our children safe.

As parents, we want to be assured that all lines of communication are open so that whoever is taking care of our kids can get in touch. Still, there is always a sense of anxiety upon finding that the babysitter, daycare center, or school is calling. And it is a terrible, heart stopping moment to hear that your child has been hurt. Along with experiencing enormous fear about what has happened to your child, you may also immediately be angry toward the party responsible for them at the time of the injury. While those in charge may have indeed been negligent, it is important to be calm for your child and get the best medical care possible for your child immediately. If they have been transported to a hospital already, be sure that the medical facility possesses the proper type of diagnostic tools and specialized care that may be required in the case of a serious injury.

After medical care has been sought, call an experienced injury law firm like Heintz & Becker as soon as possible to discuss the best course of action legally. A skilled child injury attorney will be able to examine the details of the case and fight to get compensation for your child’s injuries, whether they were the result of negligent or intentional acts. There may also be a different process for dealing with either a private or public facility, and your attorney will be able to guide regarding a claim.

Typical accidents that occur in childcare facilities are falls—and often on playgrounds. Such accidents could result in broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, and even fatalities. Other problems can arise due to negligence such as poisoning from toxic materials, burns, injuries due to fighting amongst children, and more. Injuries while children are in the care of others is usually a result of lack of supervision. Babysitters may become distracted or childcare facilities may simply not have enough resources to go around.

If your child has been injured while in the care of someone else or in a daycare setting, contact Heintz & Becker today. Our attorneys have helped victims from Bradenton, Sarasota, and all over Florida get compensation for their damages and medical expenses. Call us for a free consultation now at 941-748-2916 or contact us online. We are here to help, and if you cannot come to us, we will come to you.

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