By Roy Dickinson, Attorney & David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Oklahoma and other States, children are enrolled in day care centers while parents are busy with work and other commitments. It is important that the day care center employees and staff supervise the children in a caring environment that focuses on the health, safety, and well being on the children. It certainly is not easy working as a day care worker, child care providers, and / or administrator. The job takes patience, common sense, attentiveness, and a certain degree of dedication to the needs of the children. A day care center is not a place for a person who lacks patience and / or uses force, threats, and / or rough handling to deal with the children enrolled in the day care program. When a child is injured at a day care center, the parents should contact a Child Injury Lawyer for advice, consultation, and possible legal representation. While not injuries turn into cases or viable claims, injuries that result from rough handling, corporal punishment, rough handling, lack or supervision, and / or other negligence should be pursued to obtain the rightful compensation for the injured child.
In Chickasha, Oklahoma, a day care center worker was criminally charged by the Grady County District Attorney regarding injuries that were sustained by a child under her care.
It was reported that a day care center worker at Wee Care Learning Center at the First Assembly of God in Chickasha was arrested after an investigation regarding an incident that caused a 13 month old boy to suffer a fractured arm. See Criminal Charges Files in Oklahoma Against Child Care / Day Care Center Worker.
While the fact that a criminal case was filed in quite telling, it does not by itself guarantee that the parent would win a civil case against the day care center and / or the day care worker. Information and statements from the criminal case can be used by a Child Injury Lawyer to evaluate the potential civil case for damages and compensation. Since the handling of a child injury matter can be quite complicated, a parent often times will need the services of Child Injury Lawyer for legal representation of the injured child.
The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Day Care Center Injuries, School Injuries, Playground Injuries, Child Abuse, and other topics. You can receive this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.