When you put your faith in a qualified childcare provider, you generally leave your child with the peace of mind that they are in capable hands. Although you can expect small accidents such as slips, trips and falls, you generally don’t expect your child to become injured at a babysitters.
So, what happens when the accident is more than a trip or a fall? Can the childcare service provider be held liable if your youngster is injured at a babysitters?
Who is to blame if your child is injured at a babysitters?
A qualified childcare provider has a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of the children in their care. This means they must take reasonable action to minimise the risk of your child experiencing an accident or sustaining an injury or illness. This covers all aspects of well-being from accidents such as trips and falls caused by poor housekeeping, to illness such as food poisoning from poorly-stored foods, for example.
In addition to taking reasonable precautions to provide a safe environment for your child, the childcare provider must also supervise your child while they are under their care.
If your child has been injured at a babysitters and you believe the childcare provider has not met their legal obligation to protect the health and safety of your child, they could be held liable for the harm your child has suffered.
How to claim if your child is injured at a babysitters
It is always recommended that you seek professional legal advice before proceeding with a personal injury claim of any nature. Cases can become complex, and it is likely that you will need a legal representative to fight your corner.
At Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 15 years’ experience assisting victims of personal injury in recovering the compensation they deserve for the injury or illness they have endured.
What’s more, we will look through your claim with you, determine whether you have a case likely to succeed if pursued, and advise of the best steps forward.
Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
For more information, call our free phone number today on 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience, and there’s never any pressure to proceed with your claim at any point during the call.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown