As parents, entrusting your children to the care of daycare providers comes with an expectation of their safety and supervision. However, accidents can happen at any time. Here’s what to do if your child is injured at daycare, and how to hold them responsible.

Seek medical attention right away

The first priority after any injury is to ensure the health and well-being of your child. If your child is injured at daycare, seek immediate medical attention, either by taking them to the nearest emergency room or contacting their pediatrician for guidance. Prompt medical evaluation is crucial for assessing the extent of your child’s injuries and initiating appropriate treatment.

Document the incident and notify the daycare

Once your child’s emergency medical needs are addressed, notify the daycare provider of the incident as soon as possible. Request a detailed account of how the injury occurred. Document any conversations or correspondence with the daycare staff about the incident.

Take photographs of your child’s injuries and any hazardous conditions at the daycare facility that may have contributed to the accident. Keep detailed records of your child’s injuries, recovery, medication and appointments in the following weeks or months. If you or another caretaker have to take time off work to care for your child, document that as well. This will help show the severity of the injury and the costs associated with recovery.

Explore your legal options

In Ohio, daycare providers have a duty of care to ensure the safety and well-being of the children in their care. This includes providing appropriate supervision, maintaining a generally safe environment for children and taking reasonable precautions to prevent accidents and injuries. For example, they have a duty to maintain the premises, such as cleaning up spills and removing hazardous items. If a daycare provider fails to meet this duty of care and your child is injured as a result, they may be held liable for negligence.

To pursue legal action, call the Law Offices of Tim Misny. We can evaluate the incident, gather evidence, explain your legal options and advocate for your child’s rights. You may be eligible to recover compensation for your child’s medical expenses, pain and suffering and related damages. By taking the steps above and consulting with us, you can ensure that your child receives the care and support they need to recover from their injuries—and the daycare is held accountable.

Discuss your case with a Columbus personal injury lawyer

The Law Offices of Tim Misny can help you with your daycare accident claim. When you child is the victim of negligence or recklessness, I’ll Make Them Pay!® Call my office at (877) 614-9524 so that I can evaluate your case right away.

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