When you send your child to daycare, you expect that they will be safe and secure. You likely spent a great deal of time selecting the perfect daycare for your child and daycare providers have the tremendous responsibility to keep your child free from harm. Unfortunately, accidents occur all too frequently at daycare centers across Florida. The most common causes of daycare accidents include:
Failure to Properly Train Employees
It is hard for a parent to entrust the well-being of their child to another person. When we do so, we expect that the daycare provider will be loving and patient with our child. Caring for multiple children is a difficult job, and workers should be given the proper training in order to provide children with a safe environment. Staff members who are not adequately trained may not know how to prevent accidents or the proper way to respond if an accident occurs.
As anyone who has cared for a child of any age can tell you, lapses in concentration while supervising a child can have severe consequences. An unsupervised child in an unsecured daycare facility could wander away, and a child who is not properly supervised could climb on equipment at the center and become seriously injured. Parents have a right to expect that their children will be properly supervised at daycare.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Just like any other business, daycare centers have a duty to maintain their properties in a reasonably safe condition that is free from hazards. In a daycare setting, the duty is even higher. A daycare center should make sure that their premises are childproofed and free from dangers that could be attractive to a child. Conditions that can seriously injure a child include:
- Broken playground equipment
- Broken cribs
- Broken high chairs
- Uncovered light sockets
- Liquid spills
- Toys on the floor
- Broken or defective toys
If your child has been injured at daycare due to someone’s negligence, you should consult with an experienced personal injury attorney.Contact the trusted lawyers at Abrahamson & Uiterwyk online or call us at 1-800-753-5203 to schedule your free consultation.