Common Causes & Types of Daycare Accidents
If awareness and caution are not a daycare’s main priorities, then a daycare accident will likely ensue. Such accidents can be caused by, but are not limited to, negligence, inattentiveness, or a conscious violation of safety codes and standards.
Daycare accidents can be caused by a multitude of things, whether it is due to negligence or child abuse.
- An employee or owner can be neglectful in maintaining the daycare surroundings and heeding the safety codes and regulations of the State. This neglectfulness could potentially cause a child to be harmed by the daycare surroundings.
- An employee or owner can also be neglectful of a child by not being constantly aware of the child’s location or an employee’s actions and behavior around children.
- Mistreatment can happen if an employee does not know how to properly handle babies and children.
- Abuse can occur when an employee physically or emotionally hurts a daycare child. The mistreatment of children may cause permanent emotional and/or physical damage.
Types of Daycare Accidents
Such daycare accidents may include the following:
- Broken Bones
- Brain Injury
- Burn Injuries
- Physical Abuse
- Psychological Injury
- Sexual Abuse/Assault
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
- Slip and Fall Accident
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Use of Unnecessary Physical Restraints
- Verbal Abuse
Claims Involving Minor Children
When a minor has a personal injury claim, there is usually an extra set of procedures that apply to protect the interests of the minor. A more detailed explanation of this process is explained on our minor’s claim page.
If your child has suffered a daycare accident, please contact our attorneys for a free, personal, and confidential consultation. You can contact the Law Offices of Michael Cordova at 602-265-6700.