“My child was injured in a Florida Day Care Center – What can I do?” As a Jacksonville Florida personal injury attorney, I am frequently asked this question about injured children in day care centers. Unfortunately, day care center operators and their employees fail to provide a safe environment or fail to supervise children under their care. When the environment is unsafe or a child is not properly supervised, injuries and some times deaths result. Injuries include lacerations, abrasions, fractures, and eye injuries. If you suspect that your child has been injured as a result of negligence or carelessness at a Jacksonville or other Florida Day Care Center, call a Florida child personal injury lawyer to represent and enforce your child’s rights.
If injuries resulted from negligence or carelessness, compensation can be pursued for the child’s mental pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. In addition, parents can be compensated for the loss of services and companionship of the child.
The Florida Department of Health provides a good overview of child care centers and the required inspections and requirements for these facilities. There is also good information on reporting deficient child care centers. Go to Florida Child Care Center Overview for more information.