Michigan childcare injury lawyers and child abuse injury lawyers represent children injured in childcare, daycare, and pre-school settings. Many children are also injured while in the custody of babysitters. Working parents make enormous sacrifices for the care and protection of their children and often do extensive research before selecting a facility or home to watch their children during the day. It is often a difficult decision to leave a child in the care of non-family members but outside child care is a necessity for thousands of parents in Michigan. Given that it is a necessity for so many, though, means that child care providers must provide certain standards of care and supervision when entrusted with the important responsibility of caring for a child.
Michigan child injury lawyers regularly handle cases involving childcare abuse and neglect. If children are not properly monitored in a childcare, daycare, or pre-school setting, they can sustain a variety of injuries from dangerous conditions at the center, from playing unsafe games, playing in hazardous areas such as the street, during dangerous horse play with other kids, or a child can suffer mistreatment and abuse at the hands of caregiver.
In recent years, a disturbing trend of child neglect and abuse while in daycare or with the babysitter has led many families to file lawsuits against their childcare providers for injuries. In many of these cases, it is the child care provider’s responsibility to ensure that the child is safe and unharmed while in his or her care.
Child abuse is the physical, emotional or sexual abuse or neglect of children by parents, guardians or others. While most child abuse and child neglect happens in the child's home, large numbers of cases of child abuse have been identified within daycare, childcare, and pre-school settings. This abuse has also been identified in organizations involving children, such as churches, schools, child care businesses, and other organizations for children.
Child care injuries to children can have long lasting effects, both physically and emotionally. Under Michigan law, the injured child has legal rights against the person responsible for the abuse and the employer of the abuser. If your child was the victim of child care abuse or child neglect, we can help your child receive compensation for those injuries. Your child may also be entitled to receive compensation for current medical bills, future medical bills, lifetime care planning and accommodations, and counseling. Children often require professional care from a psychiatrist or psychologist after such traumatic events.
Typically, the statute of limitations to file a Michigan child care injury lawsuit is three years from the date of the injury. However, that period is extended for a child to bring a claim up until a child’s 19th birthday. As such, a child injured at the age of three can still file a lawsuit until his or her 19th birthday. It is best to hire a Michigan childcare injury lawyer as soon as the abuse or neglect is discovered so a full and complete investigation can be started.
If your child has suffered an injury due to childcare neglect or abuse, contact a Michigan child care injury lawyer as soon as possible to discuss your legal rights.
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