You have probably seen cases on the news of children getting injured due to the careless or reckless actions of someone who is supposed to be caring for them. You probably thought, “That could never happen to my child.”

However, there may come a time when you need a Toledo childcare provider negligence attorney. Let us work to investigate this incident so you can secure the compensation you deserve. You are not alone. The team at Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers is ready to step in.

What Constitutes Childcare Provider Negligence?

Childcare providers in Ohio are supposed to abide by strict regulations when it comes to facilities and training for personnel. This includes background checks for employees and volunteers and codes for all equipment and facilities.

Parents and guardians should always be on the lookout for certain indicators of abuse. We know that you never expect your child to be mistreated or neglected by professionals, but you need to remain vigilant. Always look for the following:

  • Whether or not a child is constantly hungry or thirsty when they leave childcare
  • The cleanliness of a child when they get home, including the diaper areas
  • Any unexplained bruises or scrapes on their body
  • Sudden changes in a child’s behavior or mood, including bedwetting when that has not been a problem before
  • Small daycare staffs, as this could mean they are understaffed and unable to watch over each child

In many cases, a child can experience verbal abuse. This will not show physical signs, but a child may act differently because of it.

*Many of these signs will vary in appearance depending on a child’s age. In many cases, a child is not old enough to communicate what is wrong and a parent or guardian will need to rely on non-verbal and physical signs.

Every state has agencies that regulate childcare providers. You can use the Ohio government resources to find out which providers have a high level of care and which ones meet the needs of your child. Any time you suspect abuse or neglect at a provider facility, remove your child immediately. Contact law enforcement if you think that is appropriate and ensure you get copies of all paperwork. By reporting suspected incidents of abuse or neglect, you may trigger an investigation that could prevent other children from going through what your child went through.

Let Us Help You

If your child has been injured, abused, or otherwise mistreated due to the negligence of a childcare provider, you may need to seek legal assistance. At Paulozzi LPA Injury Lawyers, our qualified and experienced team is ready to step in and ensure that your child and you are heard. Let us work to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Coverage for your child’s medical expenses
  • Compensation for any counseling your child needs
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Punitive damages against the people or agency responsible

We stand firmly with children and their families and are here when you need a Toledo childcare provider negligence lawyer. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 888-710-0040.

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