The first children’s daycare facility in the United States was established in New York in 1854. Since then, the New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has worked closely with various organizations to enact the proper legislation to ensure the safety of our state’s children.
A school or daycare facility is legally required to provide adequate care and supervision for the children in its charge. When daycare employees and owners fail to do so, children can be exposed to harmful conditions that may result in serious injury or death.
Common childcare injuries include:
- Injuries from playground equipment
- Choking on toys or food
- Physical or mental injuries
- Allergic reactions
These injuries are often caused by:
- Inadequate supervision
- Child neglect and/or abuse
- Failure to implement safety measures
- Failure to provide medical treatment
- Transportation negligence
- School bus accidents
- Inappropriate sexual contact
When a child suffers a serious injury, they run the risk of developing various physical and mental issues as they age. Undiagnosed or untreated injuries can lead to permanent physical and mental damage. If you suspect that your child may be the victim of an accident while at school or daycare, do not hesitate to seek medical attention.
If your child has been injured or killed while at daycare, you likely have a personal injury or wrongful death claim. While no one can reverse the harm inflicted upon your child, you can hold those responsible accountable for their actions. At The Pryor Law Firm we are committed to protecting your and your child’s rights by helping families pursue claims against school and daycare providers, as well as their employees.
Our firm has served the New York City area for two decades. During the past 25 years, we have achieved full and fair compensation for our clients in countless serious accident and wrongful death cases. Firm founder Kenneth A. Pryor is a member of the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Mr. Pryor is an experienced trial lawyer who teaches trial skills as an adjunct law school professor. Our firm can provide the knowledgeable and experienced legal representation you need.
The Pryor Law Firm maintains offices in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Nassau County. We handle personal injury cases exclusively on a contingency fee basis (meaning you pay no fee unless we recover compensation for you), and we can visit you or your loved one at home or at a hospital if travel is too difficult. To contact us for confidential advice following a serious injury or fatal accident, submit our online contact form or call 212-222-8444 in Manhattan, 718-773-1700 in Brooklyn or 516-741-8100 in Nassau County.