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Fort Wayne Child Care Injury Lawyer

Parents take their children to daycare and other childcare facilities, expecting that their children will receive high-quality care. Yet statistics suggest that thousands of child injuries happen at daycare facilities, and those injuries can result from many different causes. In many cases, child injuries result from negligence at the daycare facility, such as serious hazards on the premises that cause child injuries or negligent or reckless supervision of children. In some circumstances, child injuries result from acts of intentional abuse. Sometimes childcare injuries can also occur because of child product defects. No matter how your child suffered injuries, you should get in touch with our Indiana childcare injury lawyers to seek advice about filing a claim. 

Learning More About Daycare Injuries and Deaths in Indiana

How do most childcare injuries happen, and how frequently do kids sustain serious and life-threatening injuries? The following facts and figures are from the Administration for Children and Families through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and ChildCareAware of America:

  • Between 1985-2003, a total of 1,362 fatal childcare injuries occurred in the country, and a total of 1,030 of them happened in home-based childcare (i.e., daycare settings in a home);
  • In 2014, a total of 11,047 nonfatal childcare injuries were reported, and 94 fatal injuries were reported;
  • Until 2014, no federal reporting requirements existed specifically for injuries in childcare settings, which means that many nonfatal injuries may have gone unreported or may have been linked to other circumstances;
  • Since 2014, states have been required to report the number of deaths, serious injuries, and substantiated reports of child abuse in childcare settings;

Common Types of Childcare Injuries in Indiana

There are many different types of injuries that infants, toddlers, and children can sustain at daycare facilities and other childcare facilities. According to the Administration for Children and Families, the following are some of the most common types of injuries in childcare facilities:

  • Bruises and bumps;
  • Cuts or lacerations;
  • Blows to the head;
  • Swelling in the eye;
  • Bitten lip or cheek;
  • Scrapes or scratches;
  • Chipped or cracked tooth;
  • Bone fractures; and
  • Nosebleeds.

Causes of Indiana Childcare Injuries

Who is liable for injuries in daycare and other childcare facilities? In general, the facilities themselves, individual employees, and companies associated with making or selling defective children’s products could be eligible for injuries resulting from:

  • Negligent supervision of children;
  • Intentional abuse;
  • Hazards on the premises of the childcare facility; and
  • Defects in the design or manufacture of products used at the childcare facility.

Contact Our Indiana Childcare Injury Attorneys Today

If your child was injured at a daycare center or other childcare facility, it may be possible to file a claim and hold the facility accountable for injuries. Childcare injuries can take many different forms, so it is important to have an experienced Indiana childcare injury lawyer evaluate your case to determine which party or parties may be responsible. Contact The Bellinger Law Office today for more information about filing a lawsuit.

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