What You Need to Know About Daycare Injuries in Pennsylvania

There are few things worse than trusting a daycare to look after your child, only to find that your child has been harmed by that daycare. If you believe this has happened to your child, please continue reading and reach out to our experineced Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys to learn more about daycare negligence and how we can help you through the premises liability claims process ahead. Here are some of the questions you may have:

What is a daycare liability clause?

When parents sign their children up for daycare, they are often asked to sign something known as a liability clause. The essential purpose of signing such a clause is to deter you from suing the daycare, should anything ever happen to your child. You do not have to sign this clause, however, even if you did, with the help of an experienced personal injury attorney, if your child has been harmed due to the daycare’s negligence, you may still hold that daycare liable in a personal injury claim.

How do I know if I can sue a daycare for my child’s injuries?

There are various instances that may qualify for financial compensation. To win any personal injury claim, you will have to prove that you were injured as a direct result of another party’s negligence. Some of the most common forms of daycare negligence our firm has seen are as follows:

  • Daycares leaving various objects or substances around that should not be within children’s reach. For example, office supplies, such as paper clips, often pose serious choking hazards. Additionally, to children, certain cleaning products can appear to be sweet drinks, which is why they must never be left unattended.
  • Oftentimes, when daycares do not routinely maintain playground equipment and toys, they can become rusted or otherwise very dangerous to children.
  • There have been cases in the past where daycares do not keep a sanitary environment for all who attend. This can include having mold or asbestos in the air, unsafe drinking water/food, and, after the COVID-19 pandemic, failing to ensure that all aspects of the daycare as sanitized on a daily basis.

Unfortunately, though the above forms of negligence are all horrible to imagine, things can be even worse. If you notice that your child is regularly coming home with bruises or is frequently hungry/thirsty, your child may be the victim of abuse. No matter your situation, if you believe your child has been harmed due to daycare neglect/abuse, you must not wait another day. Give our knowledgeable Pennsylvania personal injury attorneys a call today.

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Friedman Schuman is an experienced and dedicated legal resource for clients throughout Pennsylvania. We proudly serve clients facing a wide range of legal matters. If you require the services of an effective attorney, please contact Friedman Schuman today to schedule a consultation.