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At the firm of Auger & Auger, we represent victims of daycare injuries. Having a Greenville childcare accident lawyer on staff allows us to step into a situation of severe harm due to the negligence of the daycare center or their staff. We make certain your family’s rights are protected. Auger & Auger will handle the paperwork, investigation and pursue the claim on your behalf in civil court so that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled.
Any parent knows that children are fast and can get themselves into trouble in the blink of an eye. Daycare professionals should also understand this and supervise the children in their care at all times. When they don’t and injury occurs, our Greenville childcare accident lawyer is ready to step in. We have represented children who have suffered daycare injuries including broken bones, scarring and burns, head injuries, and more. Children don’t have the ability to determine which activities may be dangerous but adults do. Daycare staff is required to anticipate and prevent accidents from occurring.
When you are aware of the laws in your state which govern childcare operators, you will better understand what to expect and how to recognize violations which may save your child or another’s from being seriously or fatally injured.
Chapter 13 of Title 63 of South Carolina code law established the regulations and limitations of the childcare industry (commercial and in-home) throughout the state. Regulation is governed by the South Carolina Department of Social Services (SCDSS), Department of Early Care and Education. There are detailed regulations defining commercial childcare facilities
Staff to Child Ratios
The Department of Social Services has determined safe staff to child ratios. A daycare center is in violation when they allow a single teacher or staff member to watch more children than what is listed below.
These ratios may be adjusted depending on the activity. For example, a teacher may be able to watch more children during nap time and fewer during a water activity.
The law allows one annual unannounced licensed inspector visit to all childcare homes — resulting in more than 70 operations being closed down since its enactment. In Greenville, you can report the neglect or abuse of a child by parents, guardians, caretakers, or other relatives to the Department of Social Services.
Auger & Auger is a family firm and dedicated to doing our part in making childcare homes and facilities safer for the community’s parents. If your child has been seriously injured at a daycare center — please get in touch with our Greenville childcare accident lawyer immediately. Your child, no matter how young, has legal rights and an expectation of health and safety. We will work tirelessly to ensure those rights are protected.
Call (864) 991-3532 today for your free consultation, with no fees due until recovery!