When we drop our children off at daycare in the mornings, we have full faith that we’ll pick them up safe and healthy. A daycare’s job, after all, is to make sure your child is safe when you, as a working parent, are unavailable to watch them.
What happens, though, when a daycare doesn’t do its job? Of course, injury is what you may initially think of, but severe emotional distress on the part of both parent and child can arise, as well. If you feel you’ve been wronged by your child’s daycare provider, we at JD Haas, as a group of personal injury attorneys, encourage you to take legal action. If your child was harmed by a given daycare provider, the chances are that the provider in question will continue to harm children in the future.
Though, how do you know if your child injury case is winnable? While we can only provide the answer on a case-by-case basis, JD Haas, as a company of child injury lawyers, scratches the surface of this question below.
Daycare-Related Laws Can be Dictated by State
States have countless individual regulations, from licensing requirements to supervision requirements, that dictate how licensed child care facilities should function. When we talk about the following childcare laws, it’s important to understand that these are Minnesota rules and not overarching federal laws. Though variations of these ideas might apply in other jurisdictions, we are only talking about them in the context of Minnesota law.
● Does your child’s daycare have an emergency plan that includes infants and toddlers? According to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, this was mandated by federal law previously, as of September 2019, Minnesota law also dictates that your childcare facility should accommodate infants and toddlers in its emergency plans if it cares for those age groups. Failure to comply with this requirement and the consequential injury of your child could be grounds for a lawsuit.
● Does your childcare center use reusable cups? As strange as this sounds, September 2019, Minnesota law now has rules regarding where and how these cups can be used. For example, if your child suffers illness due to improper sanitation, your childcare center might not be following the law.
● What does your daycare’s phone policy look like? September 2019 law created specific requirements for how licensed childcare centers use their phones. Noncompliance could theoretically result in your child’s unjust injury.
Contact JD Haas Now For Compassionate Injury Lawyers
When it comes to your child, we know that compassion matters. That’s why the JD Haas legal team prizes an understanding and sympathetic ear when it comes to child care injuries and emotional trauma. For Minneapolis legal help, give us a call now at 952-345-1025.