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Chicago Daycare Injury Lawyer

Daycare injuries can be frightening and traumatic for children and parents alike. Was your child injured while in daycare? If so, it is essential to seek legal assistance.

The personal injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC can help you file a personal injury claim against the daycare center and obtain the compensation you deserve. Contact our Chicago child injury lawyers toll-free at (888) 424-5757 for a free case evaluation to determine your legal options.

All confidential or sensitive information you share with our legal team remains private through an attorney-client relationship.

Daycare Center Injuries

Most Chicago daycare injury cases result due to inadequate staffing, negligence, and lack of a safe environment due to failure to conduct the staff background checks and proper supervision of daycare workers and childcare providers.

A child care provider's momentary distraction could result in a life-altering injury for a young juvenile and even death.

Common reasons behind serious daycare center accidents include:

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

When childcare businesses cut corners on staffing levels or fail to supervise their daycare staff to keep children safe, 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 was hurt due to the staff's negligence.

Single parents have enough to worry about without stressing over whether their children are safe at childcare. Separation anxiety is a sign of daycare abuse a parent should not ignore.

A caregiver at a childcare facility is responsible for the safety and well-being of the children in their care, including providing food.

Our personal injury attorneys are committed to ensuring all responsible parties for children's injuries and abuse at any school level are held liable to the fullest extent of Illinois law.

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Hiring an IL Daycare Facility Injury Attorney For Your Child

The Chicago daycare accidents attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, LLC believe that parents have a right to expect that their children will be safely cared for when they place them in the hands of a child care center.

We hold negligent child care 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 on your part. Our law firm has experience prosecuting childcare facilities when their daycare negligence results in child injuries.

Contact us today 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:

  • Day Care Centers
  • Day Care Homes
  • Group Home Day Care

Each 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 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:

  • Ensuring that all children 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.

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Daycare Accident Injury FAQs

Our law firm understands that you may have unanswered questions about the harm inflicted on your child in childcare. A 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 injured child.

What Can I Do If My Child Is Hurt at Daycare?

Hopefully, the childcare informed you at the moment that the incident occurred. After picking your child up from the center, you must ensure that a competent health care 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 center to discuss what occurred. 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.

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 the child threatened to harm others directly or if accommodating their needs would put undue hardship on the facility.

What Are Some Common Daycare 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 and older children staying at a caregiving home or daycare center sustain injuries that might include cuts, abrasions, lacerations, bruises, eye injuries, and head trauma from falling.

What Are the Three Most Common Daycare Injuries?

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 Baby Is Okay After Hitting Their Head?

If your child was hurt after hitting their head, 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 their skull caused by an accident.

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

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

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 has poor coordination or loss of balance. A professional health care 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 injured at Chicago daycare centers.

If your child suffered harm in a childcare center, our lawyers might be able to help you legally. Call our law firm today 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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