What to Know About Recovering Compensation for Daycare Abuse/Neglect

Taking your child to be cared for at a daycare facility requires trust. Unfortunately, not all daycare provide trustworthy services which can lead to negligence, if not abuse. If you suspect your child has been harmed due to a negligent or abusive daycare, you must take action to protect your child and any future children who might be cared for in this facility. Continue reading to learn more about daycare neglect and abuse and how to take legal action on behalf of your child. Reach out to an experienced Washington D.C. personal injury attorney today to discuss our services and learn how we can assist your upcoming legal process.

Should I sign a daycare liability clause?

It is common for daycares to have a daycare liability clause for parents to sign. This is used to waive your right to sue the daycare should your child ever be harmed at the daycare. It is common for unsuspecting parents to sign this document, though they are not required to. It is important to understand the reason for this document and that there is still a way to hold a daycare liable for any harm done to your child with an experienced attorney on your side, whether you signed the document or not.

What are some signs of daycare neglect or abuse?

There are many signs that your child may be neglected or abused while at daycare. Some of the most common signs to be alert for include the following:

  • Rusty playground equipment, broken glass, or any other safety hazards outdoors present serious risks.
  • Your child complains that they are hungry or thirsty when they return home. Your child unexpectedly loses weight. This may indicate that the daycare has malnourished your child.
  • Failing to put away cleaning products, office supplies, such as paper clips or staplers, and more that are choking hazards or toxic risks to children. Daycares are responsible for ensuring they put away all things that may present hazards to children.

How can I take legal action against a negligent daycare on behalf of my child?

If you believe that your child has been harmed due to neglect or abuse of their daycare, you are likely entitled to compensation. It is important to take legal action against the daycare to ensure this does not happen to another child. Retain the services of a knowledgeable and understanding personal injury attorney who will help you seek the justice you and your family deserve. With the assistance of your attorney, it is critical that you gather forms of evidence such as pictures and videos of the unsafe conditions that caused your child’s harm. To begin this process, please reach out to our firm today to discuss our services and to hold the daycare responsible.


The experienced personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys at Trombly & Singer, PLLC are prepared to represent clients facing legal matters after being injured due to another person’s negligence. If you require strong legal representation in Washington D.C. or Maryland, contact our firm today to schedule a consultation.