By Jonathan Safran Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In Wisconsin and other states, parents rely on day care centers for the supervision of their children during the work day. In most instances, a child is cared for in a supportive and educational environment. However, there are also plenty of day care workers who lack the patience, personality, and temperament to properly care for small children. For instance, let’s say that a child is not responding to instructions or commands. Some day care providers will then pull, shove, or push a child to get them going. The rough handling or assault of a child can and does lead to serious personal injuries including bruising, fractures, lacerations, and even internal injuries. Children, especially infants and toddlers, are susceptible to injury any time that they are pulled, pushed, shoved or grabbed. When an adult pulls on a child’s arm, there can be a dislocation, fracture or other injury. It is certainly not an easy task to supervise and monitor children; however, this does not excuse a day care center worker from rough handling a child under the supervision of the worker and the day care center.