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When a Child is Hurt in a Before or After School Program

By The Husband and Wife Law Team on June 1, 2022

Being a parent is a rewarding, yet psychologically challenging experience. You want to be able to trust that your children are always being treated with care and respect in the event that you are not around to care for them yourself. It is because of this, that child care programs and daycare facilities should be places that you and your family can rely on to provide quality services, and a nurturing and uplifting environment for your child.

Childcare can be inaccessible for parents and families in the United States of America. That is why after and before school care programs are an important feature in society to enable parents the ability to exercise some freedom in their personal and professional lives.

When you sign your child up for a program, you do so with the faith that they will be cared for, and stay free from harm. Sometimes, there are a number of options in your hometown as to where you can enroll your child for care, and in other areas, there is very limited choice. Oftentimes, schools and education providers have after and before-school care programs, while there are other institutions off-site.

If your child is enrolled in any form of before or after-school care and suffers an injury as a result of their negligence or breach of legal duty, The Husband & Wife Legal Team may be able to assess your case as to your prospects of receiving compensation.

What type of accidents might happen?

It is hard to pinpoint exactly what may go wrong at a before or after-school care program, and realistically, most of the time, you shouldn’t need to worry. Unfortunately, there have been circumstances where children have suffered from injuries under the supervision of a childcare program.

Accidents might involve falls in the playground, general playground accidents such as bullying or contact sports and games, or instances where the childcare provider actively hurts a child.

What types of injuries might my child sustain?

Examples of the kinds of injuries children may suffer from include broken bones, bruises, anxiety, or depression. These injuries may be a result of general negligence causing children to partake in risky behaviors, bullying, or abusive conduct from careers.

What parties can be held accountable if an injury occurred due to negligence?

To prove negligence, you need to know who caused the injury and have proof of it. In the instance of child care abuse, the supervisor and the owners of the facility itself may be culpable for providing unsafe environments, allowing inappropriate conduct, and allowing instances whereby your child was injured as a result of their acts.

How will the firm assess your claim to pursue full compensation?

When evaluating your claim, The Husband & Wife Law Team will allocate one of our experienced Phoenix daycare injury lawyers to deal with your case.

Expect your lawyer to ask for documents such as medical care bills and other related costs that have accrued as a result of your loss.

While it cannot always be determined from the outset exactly how much you will be compensated for your loss, the team can carefully assess your claim to determine what is expected of you.

We understand how the stress of a lawsuit and an injured child can impact on the lives of you and your family, but we know how to help. To discuss your legal options, call The Husband & Wife Law Team on (602) 457-6222.

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