Many parents begin their day by dropping their babies or young children off at a crèche for the day. They should be confident their children are being well cared for while they are there, while they go to work. The last thing any parent would want is to get a phone call from the crèche stating their child has had an accident.
How common are crèche injuries?
Fortunately the vast majority of crèches are run to very high standards. They have to be – there are a wide range of rules and regulations that must be adhered to by those in charge. These are in place to ensure the crèche is safe and secure for all those who are involved in its daily running.
There should be sufficient employees – all adequately qualified and trained – who are able to watch the babies and children at all times. This minimises the chance of crèche injuries occurring in the first place.
Deciding what to do if your child is injured
When you see your child you should find out what happened to cause the injury or injuries. The employees – ideally the person in charge – should explain what happened and how it happened. In many cases it can be difficult to find out whether the crèche was at fault or not. After all you were not there and your child may not be old enough to tell the story of what happened. Even if they are old enough to speak they may be unable to give you enough information.
Let AAH hear your story and determine whether there is a case to answer
The one sure way of knowing whether you can claim for compensation is to speak to the expert lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline. We can provide you with a 24/7 hotline and there will always be someone at the other end of the phone to assist you. We can take the details of your case and determine whether negligence was involved in your child’s injury.
Crèche injuries are thankfully rare but if your child is involved in this situation it is heartening to know someone is on your side. If you are reading this and remembering an injury that happened as long as three years ago, give us a call. The three-year deadline may not yet be up, giving you the chance to lodge a claim.
Date Published: May 10, 2014
Author: David Brown