A playground on the premises of a brick building with blue doors and red roof tiles features swings, a small red-and-yellow playhouse, and a fenced area. The ground is covered in grass and pathways, with trees in the background—ideal for daycares looking to minimize injuries while children play.

Coming home from work to see your child harmed by someone you trusted is every good parent’s worst nightmare. Unfortunately, from time to time, it happens, and if it happened to you, you are most likely now seeking justice and pursuing financial compensation. Here are some of the questions you may have regarding your legal options going forward:

What is daycare negligence?

Some signs, symptoms, and types of daycare negligence are as follows:

  • Sharp objects scattered about
  • Children frequently complaining of hunger, pain or thirst when they return home
  • Children returning home with frequent, unexplained bruises
  • Children getting hurt on rusty or defective playground equipment
  • Children being fed food they are allergic to
  • Daycare staff failing to supervise children at all times

Can I sue a negligent daycare?

Despite what the daycare may tell you, in most cases, you will be able to sue a negligent daycare provider. Sometimes daycares will ask parents to sign waivers stating they are not responsible for any injuries your child has sustained. Fortunately, even if you signed one of these documents, there is a very good chance you can still file a lawsuit. Nobody who is in charge of watching your kids should be exempt from the law.

However, successfully suing a daycare may not be so easy. Since a negligence lawsuit may put them out of business, you can expect they will hire expert legal counsel to combat your accusations. This is why you must do the same and hire an attorney who is ready to fight for your child’s rights.

Your attorney’s job is to prove that your child was harmed due to a negligent daycare employer or staff’s negligence. To do so, your attorney must gather enough evidence to prove that the daycare owed your child a duty of care, breached the standard of care by acting negligently or maliciously, and that your child was injured and suffered significant damages as a result. To do so, your attorney may use pictures of your child’s injuries, witness statements confirming your claim, police reports, medical documents, and more. Please do not wait. If you believe your child is the victim of daycare negligence or abuse, call 911 and contact an experienced attorney now.

Contact our experienced Pennsylvania firm

There is nothing worse than sustaining injuries at the hands of another person, especially due to sheer carelessness. Not only must you now recover physically, but you must also find a way to pay for your recovery as well. This is why if you or someone you know has sustained injuries due to another party’s negligence, you must contact the Law Offices of Ilkhanoff & Silverstein today. An attorney who is willing to fight for your right to a smooth recovery can make all the difference.