By David A. Wolf, Attorney – Child Injury Lawyer Blog
While enrolled in a day care center, a child should be supervised in an environment that is safe and free from hazards. The day care center should follow its own policies and procedures as well as the policies and procedures set forth by state and local licensing agencies and laws. It is difficult to legislate or regulate every since situation or care provisions that take place in a day care center. Furthermore, it should be noted that common sense can be used in the day care center. If something seems dangerous or risky to a child, then the hazard should be removed. It is well known that children are curious and lack safety awareness. As such, anything within reach of a child that can cause harm should be kept away from a child. This includes but it not limited to hot water, liquids, food, ovens, burners, and other items that can and will cause burn type of injuries to a child. When a child is burned, first aid should be provided and the parents and when necessary fire rescue / emergency services should be called in.
A civil case on behalf of child involves four essential elements: