Has your child been abused at a day care facility in Louisville, Lexington, or anywhere in Kentucky? Call 1-877-403-9378 for a free consultation with our day care abuse attorneys.
Like several other states, Kentucky has a mandatory reporting system for abuse. The reporting system was intended to ensure that those who had the job of protecting children in daycare were not covering up cases of abuse, as this industry has a history of doing exactly that. Under Kentucky law, it is mandatory to make a report whenever a child is abused or otherwise injured while at daycare. Failing to do so can result in criminal charges and even punitive damages in a civil lawsuit.
If you believe that your child has been abused while at day care, give us a call at 1-877-403-9378. We can look into the facts of your case and explain the legal options that may be available to you. We do this free of charge, and if we decide to take on your case, we’ll do so on contingency. This means that you never pay a penny out of pocket; we only get paid if we actually recover your family monetary compensation. With a contingency-fee agreement, you and your attorney have the same goal: to recover as much money as possible in the shortest time possible. You don’t have to worry about “billable hours” or fear that your attorney is dragging their feet with a contingency-fee agreement.
Daycare Regulation and Licensing
The agency in Kentucky responsible for licensing and investigating any complaints that are filed against daycare centers and providers is called the Division of Regulated Child Care. The agency also has the responsibility for certification and investigation of complaints in family child care homes. There are two types of licenses: Type I for a non-dwelling (for four or more children), and a Type II which takes places in a person’s home and cares for a maximum of 12 children. The regional offices of the Division will routine perform on-site visits all of licenses child care centers in order to ensure they are in compliance with state regulations. The regional office staff is responsible for investigating all complaints at both child care centers and certified home day cares.
While this agency does a lot of good, they can’t do much to help you and your child after the abuse has happened. They may shut down the daycare, and the police may file criminal charges, but neither of those things will help your child deal with the abuse he or she has endured. With the help of a day care abuse lawyer in Kentucky, you can file a civil claim or lawsuit in order to recover monetary compensation to help pay for alternative child care, therapy, medical bills, and more.
What To Do Next
If you believe your child has been abused or neglected in a daycare center in Kentucky, one of the first things you should do is talk to a day care abuse lawyer. Your lawyer can help you assess the situation and determine what kind of information you need in order to proceed with your civil lawsuit against the daycare center/provider.
Call our daycare abuse lawyers today for a free consultation by calling (toll-free) 1-877-403-9378. You may also contact us using the contact form on this page. We look forward to assisting you and your family.