There are many support networks in place to help Indiana parents who work outside the home to provide care for their children during working hours. Many kids attend day care centers, but they should never suffer injury at the hands of their care providers.
Sadly, however, it has happened to many children, either through physical abuse or negligence. Many tortious claims have been successfully brought against daycare workers who were deemed responsible for damages when children suffered injuries under their care. Knowing where to seek support to protect the best interests of one’s child is a key to swiftly resolving any problems that arise.
What issues constitute negligence at a daycare center?
The following list includes numerous issues that may constitute negligence if a child suffers injury at a daycare facility:
- Failing to monitor or resolve a bullying problem
- Lack of proper supervision
- Inadequate maintenance of playground equipment
- Failure to implement a proper response to a medical emergency
- Physical, emotional or sexual abuse of a child
While this list is not exhaustive, it provides examples of negligence that may be compensable in court if a parent were to file a personal injury claim on a child’s behalf.
Helping your child recover from a day care injury
If a day care worker has caused a child injury, the child may have experienced intense emotional trauma as well as physical illness or injuries. If the matter involves abuse, the child might experience fear of adults for a long time afterward. Enlisting support from various community services can help a child recover from a substandard care incident at a day care. Matthew D. Barrett, P.C., in Indiana, is dedicated to providing support to parents whose children have been victims of day care negligence.