While a finger injury may not sound that serious, these types of injuries can have very serious consequences, even causing the loss of a finger, permanent scarring, and extreme loss of blood. When you drop your child off at daycare, you expect they will be well-taken care of during your absence. You assume that the daycare facility has no hazards or dangers that could injure your child and that all the children will be well supervised. Daycare facilities should be safe for children and the staff members should be well-trained and have the right temperament to deal with children daily. These facilities should also have rules that govern how children are cared for, how potential hazards are handled, and the correct process if a child is injured (Call 911, then immediately call the parents).
Daycare facilities that have implemented safety rules and procedures rarely have serious injuries to the children they care for. When safety grows lax, or children are left unattended. However, serious, even life-threatening injuries can occur. The responsible party should be held accountable if your child suffered a finger injury while in daycare. Not only does this benefit your own child and family, but it also helps ensure that the same thing does not happen to another child. Contacting an experienced Missouri child finger injury attorney from Finney Injury Law is an important step in justice.
Why Choose a Missouri Child Finger Injury Attorney from Finney Injury Law?
You have many choices when choosing a Missouri child-finger injury attorney. At Finney Injury Law, we understand this but also believe that once you speak to a Finney Injury Law attorney, your choice will be crystal clear. Our attorneys prepare every single case as though it will end up in a courtroom—in a thorough, comprehensive manner. Going to trial is nothing new for us. In fact, we have award-winning trial lawyers who will fight for the positive verdict you need and deserve. With 24/7 accessibility, you can get the answers to your questions or information about your case when you need it.
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What Are the Types of Finger Injuries That Occur in Daycare Facilities?
Finger injuries—including finger trap injuries can occur in daycare facilities where there are many children of all ages. Finger injuries can occur indoors, in cabinet doors, drawers, windows, under rocking chairs, and in many more places. When a child’s small, delicate fingers are trapped, crushed, severed, or punctured in an accident, the effects can be life-changing, and the pain can be excruciating. Daycare facilities often have heavy, self-closing doors to ensure children stay inside. These heavy doors can also cause severe finger injuries when a child puts their small fingers between the door and the door frame or in the hinge area.
Finger-trapping accidents in daycares can be significantly reduced when door finger pinch guards are installed on the hinged side of the door. These pinch guards implement a small plastic casing that is placed around both sides of the door, blocking contact with the open hinge and preventing doors from closing unexpectedly.
Painting or taping areas where doors swing to provide a visual reminder for everyone to stay out of the path of a swinging door is another way to prevent finger trap injuries and other finger injuries. A finger trap injury can cause intense pain, swelling, bruising, changes in color to the skin and fingernail, throbbing and aching pain, loss of sensation in the fingertip, and difficulty using the finger because of permanent stiffness.
Finger crush injuries occur when a child’s fingers are smashed between two hard surfaces. When a small child is crawling, their fingers could be under a rocking chair just as an adult rocks forward or backward in the chair. The shattered bones of a finger crush injury can be difficult to repair. Deep cuts to the fingers or finger area can sever tendons and ligaments or damage nerves. Open wounds always have a risk of infection, and nerve damage can alter the feeling and perception of other safety hazards.
In the case of a finger amputation, the finger may or may not be able to be reattached. An amputated finger can affect your child’s physical abilities as well as his or her quality of life. After all, we use our fingers for virtually everything we do, including playing a musical instrument, participating in sports, painting, drawing, writing, and basic life tasks like getting dressed, eating, and driving. Scarring can also cause disfigurement.
What Should You Do if Your Child’s Finger is Injured in a Daycare Accident?
If your child has suffered a finger injury while in daycare it is crucial that you speak to a Missouri child finger injury attorney from Finney Injury Law. Aside from ensuring your child gets immediate medical attention for his or her finger injuries, speaking to a knowledgeable attorney is the best step you can take for your child’s future. Your attorney will gather all the evidence, build a comprehensive case on your behalf, then negotiate or litigate for a full and fair settlement that covers your child’s damages and any resulting damages to you or other family members.
Hiring a Missouri Child Finger Injury Lawyer Near You
At Finney Injury Law, we know this is an extremely difficult time for you, your child, and your family. Knowing that your child was perhaps neglected and subsequently injured while in daycare is devastating. If your child’s finger injury was the result of clear negligence, Finney Injury Law can help. We will answer all your questions and handle every aspect of your claim, fighting for your child’s rights from beginning to end. Contact Finney Injury Law today.