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Chicago, IL Daycare Injury Lawyers

Daycare injuries can be frightening and traumatic for children and parents alike. The daycare facility owes a duty of care to the children. Did your child sustain an injury while in a daycare facility? Do you believe the childcare facility failed to prevent your child's injuries?

If your child sustained injuries from the negligence of childcare facilities, seeking an experienced personal injury lawyer is essential to recover compensation.

The personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC can help you start an incident report and a personal injury claim against the daycare facility so that the responsible parties are held accountable through legal action.

Contact our Chicago child injury lawyers toll-free at (888) 424-5757 for a free case evaluation to determine your legal options for monetary compensation regarding your child's damages. All confidential or sensitive information you share with our legal team remains private through an attorney-client relationship.

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Daycare Injuries

Most Chicago daycare injury cases result from inadequate staffing when employees act negligently and lack a safe environment due to failure to conduct the staff background checks to obtain pertinent information about the people in charge of child care (lack of due diligence).

Additionally, there is a lack of proper supervision of daycare workers and child care providers.

A childcare provider's momentary distraction could result in a serious injury to a child, causing a traumatic event not only for the child involved but also for other children in the daycare and parents.

Common reasons behind serious daycare center accidents include:

  • Falls from changing tables
  • Dropped kids
  • Ingestion of poison
  • Falls from playground equipment
  • Entanglement of arms and legs
  • Allergic reactions

When the daycare provider chooses to cut corners on staffing levels or fail to supervise their daycare staff to protect children, an incident can result in a child's injury or abuse.

Episodes of daycare abuse and negligence can also happen when unfit daycare providers physically or sexually abuse children. Most cases against childcare facilities are brought by parents who believe their child's injuries were due to the daycare provider's negligence.

Many parents, including single parents, have enough to worry about without stressing over whether their little ones are safe at daycare. Separation anxiety is a sign of daycare abuse a parent should not ignore.

A caregiver at a childcare facility owes a duty of care to the little ones entrusted to them and must be held accountable if a child sustains an injury while at the daycare center. They are responsible for the safety and well-being of the children in their care, including providing food and protecting them from harm.

An experienced daycare injury attorney from our law firm will ensure all responsible parties for your child's injury and abuse at any school level are held liable to the fullest extent of Illinois law.

Hiring a Chicago, IL Daycare Injury Attorney for Your Child

The Chicago daycare accident attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC believe that parents have a right to expect that the daycare provider they so carefully chose for their child owes them a duty of care. Their kids will be safely cared for when they place them in the hands of a child care center.

We hold negligent childcare businesses responsible when a child has been injured, subjected to negligence, or abused at their facility.

Are you a parent and believe your child has been injured or abused at a Chicago, IL, daycare facility?

If so, contact our Chicago daycare lawyers for a free legal consultation without any cost or obligation. Our law firm has experience prosecuting childcare facilities when their daycare negligence results in child injuries.

Contact us for a free consultation regarding your child's legal rights and options.

Daycare Centers in Chicago, IL

Nearly 300,000 children across Illinois are enrolled in daycare locations outside their homes.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services (DCFS) is responsible for the licensing requirements and regulation of these programs, including:

  • Daycare Centers
  • Daycare Homes
  • Group Home Daycare

Each daycare facility is inspected annually by the DCFS to ensure the caregivers, locations, and programs comply with current regulations and satisfy state standards. These standards are based on an acceptable children-to-caregiver ratio.

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Regulation of Illinois Daycare Facilities

Day Care Centers across Illinois must meet specific health and safety guidelines, including but not limited to the following:

  • Ensuring that all kids are supervised at all times
  • Conducting emergency drills
  • Having an adequately stocked first-aid kit
  • Maintaining sanitary and hazard-free conditions
  • Keeping hazardous substances and dangerous items out of reach of children
  • Ensuring the children's food and snacks are safe

Daycare centers require a director (at least twenty-one years old with two years of college or experience and fifteen hours of training/year), and each caregiver must have a medical report and background checks.

Daycare Center Liability

After a child suffers a daycare injury, there are multiple parties that you could potentially sue for compensation after the accident. The main one is usually the daycare facility. However, when you enroll your child in a daycare facility, you sometimes have to sign a liability waiver, which might interfere with a future claim for your child's injuries.

These liability waivers may state something along the lines that the facility is not legally responsible for injuries your child may sustain while on the property. Liability waivers are legally binding documents that may protect the daycare in some cases, but it does not mean the daycare provider can evade liability in all accident situations.

However, even a facility with a liability waiver, when a daycare provider engages in negligent acts — or ongoing negligent practices — deserves scrutiny. By evaluating their practices in pursuing legal action, parents can reveal violations and help promote the enforcement of state and federal laws.

If your child was injured in a daycare accident, do not hesitate to call a daycare injury attorney. They will be prepared to inform you of your legal rights in each specific situation and will fight to get compensation for your child's daycare injury.

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Daycare Accident Injury FAQs

Our law firm understands that you may have questions about your child's injury in a daycare accident. A daycare injury lawyer has answered some of the questions below. Call our law office at (888) 424-5757 to schedule a free case review to pursue compensation for your child's injury.

What Can I Do If My Child Suffers a Daycare Accident?

Hopefully, the childcare informed you at the moment that the daycare accident occurred. After picking up your child from the center, you must ensure that a competent healthcare professional evaluates and diagnoses your child's daycare injury.

If the doctor informs you that your child's condition is stable, meet with the owners and management of the childcare facility to discuss what occurred. It's essential to bring your child's medical records with you.

If necessary, gather evidence, or hire a lawyer to work on your behalf to protect a parent's and family's rights. If your child injury attorney establishes you have a valid injury claim, the defendants, such as the childcare school, can be held responsible.

If the facility is liable for the daycare injury, they will pay compensation to cover your child's medical bills, pain, and suffering.

Can a Daycare Refuse a Child with a Cast?

By federal law, daycare centers have no legal standing to refuse any child with a cast. However, there are circumstances where the law allows daycare programs to refuse to care for children with disabilities if they threaten to harm others directly or if accommodating their needs would put undue hardship on the facility.

Unfortunately, these exceptions bring insecurity to many children who struggle with a disability and their worried parents.

What Are Some Common Daycare Provider Injuries in Children?

Infants in childcare facilities can experience various preventable injuries, including head trauma or mouth injuries from falling. The child might injure their eyes from bumping objects or a brooding infection.

Toddlers are usually at an increased risk of being injured than older infants. Older children staying at a caregiving home or daycare center sustain injuries that might include cuts, abrasions, lacerations, bruises, broken bones, eye injuries, and head trauma from falling.

What Are the Three Most Common Child Injuries in a Daycare Facility?

The three most common severe injuries to children at school and childcare centers include broken bones, fractures, and accidental strangulation.

Lacerations and contusions injure children of nearly any age in childcare centers and schools when out of the playground or participating in sports. Others suffer head injuries, strains and sprains, and dislocated joints.

How Do I Know If My Child Is Okay After Hitting Their Head?

If your child was hurt after hitting their head in a daycare injury, it is vital to seek immediate medical treatment for evaluation and diagnosis. The doctor might diagnose a bulge or dent in the baby's soft spot on the skull caused by a dangerous accident.

There might be excessive swelling, bruising, or uncontrolled bleeding from a cut. The child might have become unconscious and not respond to touch or the sound of your voice.

How Do I Know If My Baby Is Okay after a Fall Injury Occurred?

Generally speaking, you should seek immediate medical attention at a local emergency room if your baby is inconsolable, crying at a high pitch, sleeping excessively, or continually rubbing their head.

There may be a bulge or dent on the baby's soft spot on the skull, or the infant may have poor coordination or loss of balance. A professional healthcare provider might be able to accurately diagnose the extent of injuries your infant endured after falling.

A Chicago Daycare Injury Lawyer Can Help Resolve Your Child Case

The attorneys of Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC, understand the importance of childcare safety and fight for the rights of kids hurt at Chicago daycare centers.

If your child suffered harm in a childcare center, our lawyers might be able to help you legally and claim compensation on your behalf. Call a daycare injury lawyer at (888) 424-5757 (toll-free phone call) or fill out our online contact form for a no-obligation, free consultation with an experienced personal injury attorney about your injured child case.

Our lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis, so if your child was injured in childcare, you don't have to pay us any legal fees for our legal services unless we win your compensation case.

Our Chicago, IL personal injury lawyers currently represent clients whose kids suffer injuries throughout the United States, Illinois, and the following localities: Cook County, DuPage County, Kane County, Lake County, Will County, Aurora, Bolingbrook, Chicago, Cicero, Elgin, Joliet, Naperville, Waukegan, and Wheaton.

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