Entrusting anyone else to watch your child may be one of the most difficult decisions to make as a parent. Whether it be just for a single day, or every day when you go to work, when you leave your child with someone else for the day, it can be scary not knowing what goes on while they are there. In most cases, daycares end up being just fine and extremely safe. Though, every now and then, accidents do happen in the day care, and it can be scary as a parent. Here are the top three causes of daycare accidents.
This is possibly one of the most common causes of a daycare accident. Many times, staff members are not trained well enough to be working in a daycare. This can lead to a lot of different problems, ranging from them taking their eyes off your kid, to letting them play with toys that can be choking hazards.
Failing to Read Child’s Medical Needs
This, in a sense, may go back to untrained staff, but many children at daycares have medical needs that need to be taken very seriously. Whether this be allergic reactions, medication, or a number of different other things that may vary from child to child, they need to be taken seriously by staff. Failed attention to these details can lead to accidents at the daycare.
Facility Not “Childproof”
One of the more common causes of daycare accidents is that the facilities are not childproofed. This can result in injuries with children because of falling objects, the child getting into cleaning supplies, or them getting cut on a sharp edge. If the facility is not childproof, there is a higher chance for accidents at that daycare.
If your child is injured at a daycare, you should contact a personal injury lawyer. At the law offices of Andres & Berger, we have a team of well-experienced attorneys ready to help. Contact our office today to schedule a consultation.