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Boston Daycare Injury Lawyer
No parent ever expects their child to be injured in daycare. Sadly, the reality is that injuries to children at daycare centers, schools and facilities is extremely common. The National Institute of Child Health Development estimates that only about 10% of daycare facilities provide acceptable, hire-quality care to children. As a Boston daycare injury lawyer (and father of two young children) I am aware of the dangers posed when daycare centers and schools fail to follow mandatory regulations. These regulations are intended to keep kids safe. Unfortunately, all too often personal injuries happen to innocent toddlers and children when daycare rules are violated.
Ways In Which Daycare Centers Are Negligent
These types of cases are considered premises liability claims. They are a type of negligence claim which assert the daycare acted unreasonably which led to the child being injured. There are many ways in which a daycare center can he considered negligent, and therefore liable for your child’s injuries sustained at daycare. Here are some of them:
- Improper teacher/child ratios
- Improper training of teachers
- Improper supervision of teachers
- Improper supervision of students
- Failure to properly maintain the premises free from dangers to children
Common Injuries Suffered By Children In Daycare
The list of possible injuries is quite long. Here are some common examples of injuries we see children sustain in daycare centers and schools:
- Broken bones
- Brain injuries
- Strains and sprains (soft tissue injuries)
- Sexual assault
- Food poisoning
- Scarring and disfigurement
What If I Work At A Daycare And Was Injured?
For employees of daycare facilities that experience an on-the-job injury, a workers compensation claim can be filed. This claim is made with your employer’s workers compensation insurance company. This is a claim for medical bills and lost time from work. Even if you are partly at-fault for the injury you sustained, you are still entitled to workers comp benefits.
What Can A Boston Daycare Injury Lawyer Do For Me?
If your child has been injured in one of these settings, we help you the parent, file a claim on behalf of your toddler. We find out who the liability insurance company is for the daycare center, and we present them with a claim. This claim is for negligence against the daycare center in which your child was injured. Once your child’s medical treatment has concluded, we gather all the medical records, medical bills, and photos documenting your toddler’s injuries. Then we send a demand package to the insurance company in hopes of reaching an amicable settlement. The vast majority of these claims settle without needing to file a lawsuit. However, if the insurance company refuses to present a fair offer, then a lawsuit will be necessary. We only file lawsuits for our clients with full client consent.
Call the Law Office of Christopher Earley today for help if your child has been injured in daycare. We welcome the opportunity to work with you.
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