Philadelphia Lawyer for Daycare Injury
One of the hardest experiences for a parent is allowing a Daycare to watch over your child while you work. It is equally difficult for some children to separate from their parent(s) when attending. For the parent, the main concern is always the safety of their child while they are under the wing of a daycare center. Unfortunately, not every child who attends a daycare comes out of the experience without an injury of some sort. The National Electronic injury surveillance system (NEISS) collects data which is used by the Government by agencies such as the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). According to NEISS, which collects current injury data associated with consumer products from U.S. Hospital Emergency Departments from across the country estimates the number and types of Consumer Product related injuries.
In the United States alone, in 2014, there were over 70,000 injuries to children between the age of 0-4 from nursery equipment alone. Playgrounds account for another approximately 60,000 injuries in children 0-4 years of age. This does not include what goes on inside the Daycare in terms of injuries. Children, if left alone, are prone to getting injured from tables tipping, chairs, window shades, lead paint, assaults by other children and a host of other injury producing possibilities. At the Law Offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC, our attorney’s and staff have the necessary skill and experience to represent you and your child. If you or a loved one has a child that was injured while in the custody and care of a child Daycare center, give us a call. The consultation is always guaranteed free.
When a parent or parents enroll their child or children in Daycare, they are paying for those employees to care and watch over their children so as to keep them safe. Most injuries that occur while a child is at a Daycare are due to neglect on the employee or employees who staff that daycare facility. Many times, there are not enough employees to properly supervise the amount of children enrolled. Other times, it is simple neglect that leads to a child getting injured. The statistics listed above simply prove that if a child is not properly supervised, injuries can result and they can happen with the most innocuous products like a window shade that has pull lines that can get wrapped around a child’s throat. Playground injuries as well as injuries which occur with blankets or food are commonplace with children in daycare. At the law offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC, we find injuries at daycares to be unacceptable. If there are not enough employees to watch over the children then they should not be operating.
Other injuries that have occurred with children 4 and under and in some cases even older children include:
- Brain damage from lead paint poisoning.
- Fractures from improperly being supervised around other kids especially in playgrounds.
- Suffocation from pillows or blanket where the child is not being monitored
- Strangulations from chords to window shades
- Injuries from furniture tipping
- Cuts and bruises from improper supervision
- Mental Injuries from abusive workers at the daycare.
At the law offices of Greg Prosmushkin, PC, our legal team is ready and prepared to handle any case against a daycare center. Call us any time. The consultation is always free.
This content was written on behalf of Greg Prosmushkin.