Daycare Related Injuries

Daycare is a very common place for kids to under five to spend part of their day! Almost 25% of children under five spend some amount of time in daycare. When you drop off your child at daycare, you expect a certain level of care and caution from those watching your child. But sometimes, even though employees are often well-trained and qualified, your child still sustains an injury due to negligence from an employee. And you parents have a lot of questions about what to do about that, so we’re going to answer them! Read more to find out the answers to your most asked questions about daycare-related injuries. 

What Should I Do if My Child is Injured at Daycare?

Here are the steps you should follow if your child sustains an injury while they’re at daycare. 

  1. Seek medical attention for your child. If your child’s injury isn’t too severe, you can take them to the emergency room yourself. But if it is serious, call 9-1-1 for help. 
  2. Ask for an incident report from the daycare center. You should be aware of what happened to your child and how for future reference. 
  3. Gather evidence. Take photographs of the daycare center, your child’s injury, and collect information reviews and family members. 
  4. If the daycare facility hasn’t reported the injury already, you need to report it to the Department of Family Protective Services so the state can conduct its own investigation. 

Why is it Important to File an Incident Report?

Daycare centers are required to file and record any incidents or injuries that occur in their facility. It’s important to file reports, so the state is aware of what’s been happening at the daycare. Failure to report incidents means it’s more likely that accidents and injuries will keep happening, and one could end up being more serious than others. These facilities need to be held accountable for the incidents and injuries that occur on their watch, so they don’t keep happening. 

Who Will Pay for My Child’s Medical Bills?

Until the case is resolved, you must submit your medical bills to your insurance. Until the daycare is held responsible for what happened, you’ll need to pay for the medical bills. If the daycare is held accountable, your child’s medical bills will be eligible for reimbursement. 

Should my Child go back to Daycare?

The decision is yours as the child’s parent as to whether they go back to daycare or not. We believe you should make the best decision possible for your child, whether that means leaving them in that daycare or taking them somewhere else. If you decide to seek care elsewhere, we encourage you to call Heritage Learning Center and ask us about our daycare programs. We would love to tell you about our award-winning programs, give you a tour of the facilities, and provide you with all the information you need to make the right decision for your child.


If you’ve child has received daycare-related injuries, contact Reynolds & Reynolds Law Firm in Frisco, Texas. We can help you get everything settled!