The Hand that Rocks the Cradle: Missouri Day Care Injuries:
Every year, hundreds of children are injured at Day Care Facilities. Whether by accident or intentionally, the injuries suffered at the hands of day care providers can be devastating to the life of the child and to their loved ones.
Fortunately, many of these injuries consist of minor cuts and bruises. However, serious injuries and even death occur year in and year out at day care facilities. The most frequent severe injuries include:
- Broken bones and fractures
- Electric Shock
- Dog Bites
- Abuse and Neglect
- Communicable diseases
- Head Injuries
- Heat Stroke
Most of these injuries happen as a result of the failure of the day care workers to properly supervise the children in their care. Child day care injuries also occur when the facility owners allow for equipment to go unrepaired or for dangerous attractive nuisances to exist on their property. Broken playground equipment, unsecured bookshelves and swimming pools are but a few of the dangerous conditions that may exist on day care facility grounds.
Often, day care facilities are in violation of multiple safety codes and ordinances. These codes are enacted for public safety, yet many facilities blatantly ignore or intentionally violate these safety protocols.
Parents put a lot of trust in these day care facilities. They expect that their most precious gift, their children, will be safe and well cared for. If a tragic accident or injury occurs, parents are confused, hurt and angry. It is important to hire attorneys with the experience and compassion necessary to deal with an injury to your child. These cases go beyond the issue of compensation, they are about justice for children, and accountability to those entrusted with their care.
If your child or relative has been injured at a Missouri day care, call Price & Randle, LLC at (573) 240-8866 for a free consultation.