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For most parents, staying home with the children is not an option. In many of these cases, the next best decision is often to find a safe facility for those loved ones. Choosing a daycare can be a scary endeavor, as there are many safety considerations. While the reality is that a child will likely be in good hands at a daycare facility and arrive home safely every evening, it is no solace to the families who are notified that their child has been injured in a day care accident. If you or someone you know has been injured in a daycare accident, contact Newland & Newland, LLP today. Our attorneys are waiting to arrange a risk-free initial consultation today.
Common Daycare Injuries: Choking
Choking accidents are particularly dangerous, as a restricted airway can result in a fatality within minutes. Daycares must take special care to ensure that any items that may present a choking hazard are kept out of the reach of children. In addition, any meals prepared should be suitable for the age and capabilities of the child. There are several guidelines that must be followed to take appropriate measures to prevent choking or ensure that incidents do not result in fatalities. If your child has suffered a devastating injury as a result of a choking incident, you need an experienced attorney to look at your claim to determine whether the incident amounts to negligence.
Common Daycare Injuries: Falls
Falls while at daycare are another common cause of injuries. Most falls result in minor scrapes and bruises. However, more serious falls include bumps, fractures, and concussions. In addition, there is also a cause for concern when items fall from high places onto your loved one. In many cases, falls are a result of negligence.
Common Daycare Injuries: Improper Supervision
Daycare injuries are often the result of improper supervision. Daycares in Illinois have strict licensing standards that govern experience of staff, staff to children ratios, and more. These factors vary depending on the age of the children. When an injury occurs, these are just a few of the guidelines that our attorneys look to in determining whether negligence occurred.
If you have concerns about the safety of your loved ones, visit the daycare facility unannounced to see the operating conditions at the time. Notify staff in writing of any concerns, develop a plan of corrective action including any measures that specifically address your concerns. If an adequate response cannot be obtained, the best way to prevent an injury is to begin looking for a new daycare facility or removing your child from the center immediately. If harm has already occurred, contact us today.
Food Allergies in Daycare Facilities
Daycare facilities have certain responsibilities when it comes to children with food allergies. Today there are an average of two children per classroom with food allergies. It is important to consult with staff to make sure they know and understand your child’s specific needs regarding food allergies. When these responsibilities are not met it is important to meet with a food poisoning attorney to discuss your options regarding your child’s health.
Contact Newland & Newland, LLP
Our attorneys know just how important it is to get to the bottom of a situation when your loved one has been injured in an accident or incident that seems to have occurred under suspicious circumstances. Not only will our attorneys get answers, we will help you obtain just monetary compensation for your loved one’s injuries. Contact us today to schedule an appointment in one of our offices located in Arlington Heights, Chicago, Libertyville, and Cary.