Posted on November 25, 2014 in Personal Injury
Picking up your child from daycare only to notice that they have suffered some sort of injury can be enormously stressful. Depending on the circumstances of your discovery and the severity of the injury there are some basic steps you can take to protect your child and yourself.
If you are still at the daycare when you notice the injury you should seek more information right away. Talk to multiple people if you need to, including the supervisor. If you didn’t see the injury until later you should call for an explanation right away, leaving voicemails if you have to. It is always a god idea to take a few pictures to document the extent of your child’s injuries.
It goes without saying to seek out any medical treatment your child might need. Make certain you keep a copy of all documents and receipts generated as a result of this treatment. The cost of your child’s care may be important later as you seek compensation for their injuries. If the injuries are severe you may also be entitled to recovery for emotional distress and lost wages.
An experienced attorney can help you with your daycare injury case. There are complex laws governing liability and compensation in these cases, and an attorney can simplify matters for you and help you pursue the full compensation you deserve.
To learn more about dealing with daycare injuries, please visit the Allen and Allen website.
About the Author: Jamie Kessel is a Richmond, Virginia personal injury lawyer with Allen & Allen. He is experienced in handling complex personal injury cases involving distracted drivers, brain injury, wrongful death, and day care injuries. He works primarily in the Richmond and Short Pump offices of Allen & Allen.