What Should I Do if My Special Needs Child is Injured in a Florida Day Care Center?


Parents of special needs children enroll their children in day care centers so that the children can get the benefit of social interaction with other children, supervision from child care providers, and education from qualified teachers. Special needs children deserve the attention and supervision in a Florida day care center commensurate with their needs and abilities. When a day care center accepts a special needs child for admission and enrollment, the Florida day care center and its staff should be well aware of the needs and abilities of the child. With this knowledge in place, the day care center should have qualified and sufficient staffing and supervision to meet the needs of the child. Each day care center should follow the rules and regulations applicable for the size and type of day care center. Furthermore, the day care center should follow its own written rules and policies regarding the care and supervision of the special needs child as well as the other children enrolled in the day care center.

Unfortunately, special needs children are injured in day care centers when there is a lack of supervision or an unsafe condition which is allowed or permitted to take place in the day care center. If a child is injured in a day care center as a result of the negligence or neglect of a child care provider, a parent can pursue a claim for damages and compensation associated with the child’s injuries. It is often times helpful to hire a Florida child personal injury attorney to advise the parents on the respective rights of the injured child.

The book titled – The ABC’s of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Day Care Center Injuries, School Injuries, Damages and Compensation and other topics. You can obtain this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury. In addition to this book, another book is available for free for parents titled Florida Day Care Center Injuries – Building Blocks of Knowledge for Parents. This is another good book for parents to review when there is a child injury for information regarding the respective rights of the child and the liabilities of the day care center. Both of these books were written by David Wolf a Florida personal injury attorney with over 20 years of experience. Mr. Wolf believes that each child should be provided a safe learning environment in a day care center.