Lack of supervision is the primary cause of most injuries at daycare or other schooling facilities. It may be from basic understaffing and not enough adults watching the children, or it may be the result of staff inattentiveness and neglect.
El Paso, TX (PRWEB) August 26, 2015
Children are the most vulnerable members of society, and it can be especially worrisome for parents who need to put their trust in a daycare provider. Accidents are a part of life and bound to happen to a child sooner or later, of course, but there are times when negligence is the root cause. El Paso attorney Alexandria Zant is an expert in handling daycare injury cases and has offered some advice on choosing a safe facility, based on her years of experience.
“Lack of supervision is the primary cause of most injuries at daycare or other schooling facilities,” says attorney Alexandria Zant. “It may be from basic understaffing and not enough adults watching the children, or it may be the result of staff inattentiveness and neglect. If a group of children are not watched adequately, it’s far more likely one of the kids may get into trouble or sustain an injury.”
Often daycare negligence may be unnoticed until it’s too late, which is why state and federal laws exist to establish standards of safety that must be followed by all child care facilities. This includes removing known dangers, providing proper oversight, and maintaining appropriate caregiving equipment in case of emergency. Any lapse in those standards results in legal liability should an accident happen. It can be a lot for parents to consider when selecting a facility. Some of the criteria to consider include:
· Sufficient caregiver to child ratio
· Quick access to first aid tools
· Proper safety standards
· Adequate food portions served on a prescribed schedule
· Adequate access to water
· Clean and proper bathroom facilities
· Prescribed safety measures that prevent “wandering” – that is, the child leaving the daycare center without permission
· Adequate separation of younger children from older children
· A policy that forbids all forms of physical, mental, emotional and/or sexual abuse
If a child has been hurt at a daycare facility, it is important to get in touch with an injury specialist like Alexandria Zant. In the event of negligence, children and their families may be entitled to monetary compensation. Some lawsuits need to be filed within a statute of limitations, so it is vital to call right away to ensure that the parents’ rights to monetary damages or other benefits are not lost. Ms. Zant makes it simple with her Mobile Law Office. She will arrive at the family’s home or workplace with her customized trailer-office to discuss the case and advise a course of action.
About Zant Law Firm P.C. (http://zantlawfirm.com/)
Zant Law Firm P.C. is based in El Paso. Principal attorney Alexandria Zant operates the county’s only mobile law office, making house calls to her clients. Her areas of practice are auto accidents, injury at a store or business, daycare injuries and workplace injuries. Her physical office is located at: 1444 Montana Ave, Ste 101, El Paso, TX 79902. Phone: (915) 799-0993. Visit her Google+ or website for more information.
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