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.

Common Causes

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.

Child Mistreatment/Abuse

  • 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
  • Bruising
  • Burn Injuries
  • Death
  • Negligence
  • 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.

Contact Us

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.