Your Kid Got Hurt at a Minnesota Daycare — What Now?
Child injury at daycare is a frightening and stressful experience for any parent. The well-being of your child is of the utmost importance, and it is unacceptable for a daycare to neglect the safety and care of the children in its care.
How Can Minnesota Parents Hold a Negligent Daycare Responsible?
Here is what parents should know about receiving compensation for a child’s injury at a Minnesota daycare. Working with your injury attorney, you will need to:
Gather evidence and documentation
The first step in seeking compensation for your child’s daycare injury is to gather evidence and documentation about the incident. This includes any medical records, photographs or videos of the injury and the daycare, and witness statements from anyone who saw the incident.
The more evidence and documentation that is available, the stronger the case for compensation.
Report the incident to the daycare and the appropriate state agency
Once the incident has occurred, it is important to report it to the daycare immediately. If the injury is serious, it is also important to seek medical attention for the child.
In addition, parents should report the incident to the appropriate state agency, such as the Minnesota Department of Human Services or the Minnesota Department of Health. This will help ensure that the daycare is held accountable for its actions and can help support your case for compensation.
Determine the cause of the injury
In order to receive compensation for a child’s injury, it must be determined that the injury was caused by negligence on the part of the daycare. Negligence can take many forms, including inadequate supervision, unsafe equipment or facilities, failure to properly train employees, and failure to follow proper safety protocols.
A personal injury attorney can help determine the cause of the injury and build a strong case for compensation.
Calculate the compensation amount
The amount of compensation that parents can receive for a child’s injury at a daycare will vary depending on the specific circumstances of the case. Factors such as the severity of the injury, medical expenses, loss of income, and pain and suffering can all impact the compensation amount.
An attorney can help calculate the compensation amount and negotiate with the daycare and its insurance company to reach a fair settlement.
Remember, filing a personal injury claim isn’t just about getting financial compensation. While you should never have to pay for another’s mistake, suing the daycare is also your way of holding the responsible parties accountable for their actions and ensuring that the safety and well-being of all children at the daycare is a priority.
About the Author:
A lifelong Minnesotan, founding partner Ronald R. Envall has spent his entire legal career fighting for the little guy, focusing on workers’ compensation, Social Security, and personal injury cases. He has been recognized by SuperLawyers as a Top Rated attorney in Duluth, placing him in the top 5 percent of all workers comp lawyers across the state. In his free time, Mr. Envall serves on the boards of several area government and nonprofit organizations and is a member of the Minnesota Association for Justice, which supports consumer rights.