Paying attention to how your child is faring after being enrolled in a daycare facility is the single best way to determine whether or not that facility is negligent in the delivery of its services. Negligence doesn’t necessarily mean abuse. It doesn’t mean incompetence, either. It just means that the daycare facility is not performing as a reasonable person could expect it to perform and, therefore, that it may be vulnerable to being sued for damages.
When children come home from daycare with injuries, it’s not always the sign of abuse. In some cases, it means that they’re not being adequately supervised when they’re playing. Everybody knows that children like to play a little bit rough sometimes and, of course, children have absolutely no sense of their own mortality or that they may be injured when engaging in dangerous activities. If they are not properly supervised by the staff, they may end up hurting themselves over and over again, which is a sign of negligence.
Children also need to be supervised in the social sense. Children have yet to develop their social skills fully and, because of that, some children are inclined to be bullies and others are destined to be their victims. A good staff can prevent this from happening and make sure that the environment at the daycare facility is psychologically healthy for all of the children who spend their time there. If your child seems to be suffering a lot of psychological trauma at the daycare facility and it isn’t because of the staff, it may be because the staff is not paying enough attention to what’s going on among the children.
Your Right to Sue
There are cases where daycare negligence ends up costing parents a lot of money in terms of medical bills and bills for counseling. If your child ends up being the victim of bullying at the daycare facility or if they’re constantly coming home with injuries that don’t seem to be the result of abuse but seem to be the result of unsupervised play, you may wish to speak with a daycare abuse attorney. While the staff may be made up of caring and qualified people, that doesn’t necessarily mean that they are doing their jobs properly and your child may be suffering as a result of that.