Trusting someone else to provide you child with care during the day can be a difficult thing to do. All too often, Daycare centers are overcrowded with too many children to care for and not enough teachers to provide the individual attention that each child needs. It is expected that children are safe, nurtured and cared for, mentally and physically, while in the care of a qualified individual. When these basic expectations are not met, it is easy for a child to be physically or mentally abused.
Even with the many laws and regulations that are in place to keep children safe while in the care of other, accidents still happen. The attorneys at our Childcare injury law firm know that many accidents are due to the neglect of childcare providers or facilities not being up-to-code. Children can suffer not only physical injuries while in the care of others; but emotional, physical and sexual abuse as well.
Was Your Child Injured Due to the Negligence of a Child Care Center?
Although a daycare center or preschool may appear to be a safe and nurturing environment during your visit, things could be a whole different story when visitors are away. It is important to look for signs or changes in your child that could indicate they have suffered an injury or abuse while under the care of a daycare provider. Listen to your child and contact a Chicago childcare injury attorney if you believe they were harmed due to:
Safety code violations
Choking or unsafe food
Unsafe furniture and sharp corners
The basic expectations of a child care provider are to provide a child with a nurturing environment free from hazards. Daycare is not cheap, for many families it is one of the largest expenses they have every week. If you are spending large amounts of money on childcare your child deserves the best.
If you believe your child has been injured due to the negligence of a childcare provider, call the Chicago child care injury lawyers at The Horwitz Law Group at (312) 641-9200 and schedule your free consultation today.