Childcare Injuries or Death Due To Neglect
Childcare injuries or death due to neglect in Wisconsin are compensable. If you can show that the agency you entrusted your child with, failed to exercise care as required by law and your child was injured or died as a result of that failure, half the hurdle will be met.
Document what happened as soon as you discover that your child was injured at the daycare. You need to request whoever is in charge to provide you with a copy of the incident report that was completed as soon as your child was injured.
Incident Report should include date, time, location, type of injuries suffered, who present and how and why injured. If no Incident Report was filled out, it is imperative that one gets filled out immediately. Of course, getting the child to the emergency room is paramount.
Things To Look For To Avoid Childcare Injuries or Death Due To Neglect
Children get injured at daycares because the responsible adult failed to do the right thing. Doing the right thing requires compliance with legal regulations. Are basic requirements such as the following, being met:
License – Is there a valid license and is it displayed in a conspicuous manner?
Insurance – Are they insured and is it adequate?
Sufficient Staff – Is child – daycare worker ratio consistent with state regulations? What is the total number of children at this agency?
General Appearance – Is the place tidy?
Do they have a properly stocked First Aid kit?
Do they have a set aside time for emergency drills?
Organization – Is the daycare well organized? Do they document all accidents and injuries? How soon do they involve parents? What is their protocol once an accident occurs? Are First Aid Kits readily available?
Is the area free of potential hazards within the reach of children?
Typical Childcare Injuries or Death Due To Neglect
- Unsupervised children may push or bite a fellow child or tip an unstable or object otherwise not well anchored causing it to fall on himself or herself or, another child
- Young children often suffer lacerations from falling or cutting themselves with sharp objects
- Bruises from falls
- Sexual assault by unsupervised daycare worker
- Broken bones due to falls
- Burns from access to unsupervised kitchen area
- Head and neck injuries
- Sprained ankles and many other physical injuries
Whether injury or death is from negligent supervision and or just negligence in failing to maintain as free from danger a daycare as is possible, the resulting injuries and or death from such negligence, are compensable.
If your child or that of a loved one was injured or you suffered the worst of all losses due to the neglect of the daycare center, Please Call the Milwaukee Accident & Personal Injuries Law Firm of Emmanuel L. Muwonge & Associates, LLC., at (414) 933-4144 for your Free No Obligation Telephone Consultation.
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