If your child has been injured while in daycare, it can be difficult to know what you need to do. Of course, your primary interest concerns your child’s health and getting him or her the necessary treatments required for a full recovery. Beyond that goal, however, you may be wondering how such a thing could have happened, and whether negligence or abuse is responsible for your child’s injuries. Having a strong legal advocate during this difficult time can ensure you get the answers you need. A knowledgeable Springfield daycare injury attorney from Finney Injury Law can seek answers—and justice—on your behalf. We will launch a full-scale investigation, gathering all necessary information and evidence to show how your child was injured. If other children were injured in the same daycare, we will find that information as well.

While information and statistics on daycare injuries and deaths can be extremely difficult to find, dese.mo.gov reported that in 2023 there were thirteen serious injuries in licensed daycare facilities across the state. A “serious injury” was defined as one that required immediate medical attention, either at an ER or an urgent care facility.

Why Choose a Springfield Daycare Injury Attorney from Finney Injury Law?

When you are looking for a daycare injury lawyer, you likely have a wide variety of options. Perhaps you will ask friends, family members, and co-workers for a referral, or you may simply look on the Internet for a Springfield daycare injury attorney who seems to be a good “fit.” Regardless of how you choose to find an attorney, at Finney Injury Law, we believe that if you speak to one of our highly experienced daycare injury attorneys your choice will be crystal clear.

At Finney Injury Law our attorneys and entire legal team are deeply involved in our communities. We have both English and Spanish-speaking staff to ensure you are comfortable when speaking to us, and offer flexible appointment options. We are available 24/7 because we know that bad things don’t just happen between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. We offer a comprehensive, free consultation where we will listen carefully to your story, answering all your questions in a thorough, yet easy-to-understand manner.

Unlike many firms who are only interested in a quick (usually low) settlement, at Finney Injury Law we prepare every injury case as though it will go to trial—and we have an award-winning trial lawyer at our firm for cases that benefit from litigation. At Finney Injury Law, we will help you through this difficult time in the best way possible, fighting for the most positive outcome for your child’s injuries.

Overview of Daycare Injuries Finney Injury Law Can Help With

While there is always the potential for a wide variety of daycare injuries, the most common ones include:

  • Burn injuries from bottle warmers or unsecured chemicals
  • Wrongful death as a result of shaken baby syndrome, suffocation, or other types of abuse or neglect
  • Crush injuries, particularly to fingers and hands
  • Daycare employee abuse
  • Bruises, cuts, scrapes, and scratches
  • Choking on food or small toys
  • Poisoning from unsecured cleaners, gardening supplies, or insect and mouse poisons, as well as bleach and ammonia
  • Falls from climbing onto tall furniture or playground equipment
  • Bites from other children

What Should You Do Following a Daycare Injury?

If you believe your child’s injuries sustained while at daycare are the result of negligence or abuse, you need to speak to a knowledgeable Springfield daycare injury attorney from Finney Injury Law. Of course, your priority will be to secure medical treatment for your child, whether through an ER, an urgent care facility, or your child’s regular pediatrician. Ask for documentation from the daycare staff in the form of an incident report.

If the daycare refuses to provide this report to you, do your best to obtain information regarding the injury from other sources such as witnesses, EMTs who were called about the accident, or other parents who could have been present, either dropping off or picking up their children. Your daycare injury attorney can help you determine whether law enforcement should be notified, as well as the additional steps that need to be taken.

How Can a Springfield Daycare Injury Attorney Help with Your Concerns Regarding a Daycare Injury?

The biggest challenge following a Springfield daycare injury may be to definitively prove liability, particularly if your child is young and cannot articulate what happened to him or her. While a parent has the right to represent their child, this would virtually never be a good idea and is unlikely to have a positive outcome.

A Springfield daycare injury attorney from Finney Injury Law deals with similar situations virtually every day. An attorney is trained and has the knowledge, skills, and experience necessary to advocate for you and your child. Your attorney will firmly establish legal liability for your child’s injuries, speak to witnesses, investigate the details of your child’s abuse, and bring in expert witnesses when necessary.

The goal of your attorney will be to hold the childcare worker or facility responsible for the abuse suffered by your child. If you believe the daycare facility failed to fully vet employees or report past instances of abuse or neglect, your attorney will establish the degree to which the facility was complicit in your child’s injuries. Depending on the extent of your child’s injuries, the facts and circumstances surrounding the injuries, and whether liability can be established, your damages may include:

  • Medical expenses, current and future
  • Costs of rehabilitative therapies
  • Necessary prescription medications
  • Pain and suffering from long-term trauma and the development of anxiety and depression
  • Punitive damages if the injury was deliberate or malicious

In the end, a financial settlement is not really about the money—it’s about holding the individual or facility accountable for your child’s injuries.

Hiring a Springfield Daycare Injury Attorney from Finney Injury Law Near You

If your child was injured while in a Springfield daycare, and you suspect neglect or abuse is the reason for the injury, you may feel overwhelmed and uncertain. If you don’t know what steps you need to take to protect your child, as well as his or her future, it’s time to speak to an experienced attorney at Finney Injury Law. Your free consultation will allow you to ask all the questions you need to ask—and have those questions answered thoroughly yet in an easy-to-understand manner.

Our experienced trial attorneys are equally comfortable as zealous negotiators and will work tirelessly to ensure your case is immaculately prepared for any situation or eventuality. If you want a knowledgeable, highly skilled attorney who understands just how difficult and devastating this situation is for you, your child, and your family, Finney Injury Law is here to guide you through the process in the best way possible. Contact Finney Injury Law today.