Child Injuries at Day Care in Toronto: Can I Sue?


If your child has been injured at day care, you are more than likely extremely concerned for their safety going forward. What’s more, you may be feeling enraged and ready to take action against those who are responsible for harming your child or allowing them to become injured in the first place. 

Fortunately, there are legal measures you can take to bring the person or persons who are to blame for your child’s injuries to justice. Read on to learn more about what constitutes negligence and abuse in Toronto day cares and when suing for a child’s injuries is appropriate. 

Negligence and Abuse in Toronto Day Cares

There are a couple of different reasons why you might need to sue your child’s day care and day care providers for the injuries your child sustained. In some cases, the injuries may have occurred accidentally, while others could have been caused by neglect or abuse. 

If your child was abused by their day care provider, in addition to the civil lawsuit you will be able to file, the abuser may also face criminal charges that could result in jail or prison time, fines, termination, and possibly even closure of the day care facility. 

There are seemingly endless types of injuries a child could endure in a day care setting, but some of these injuries could include:

  • Traumatic brain damage
  • Heat stroke
  • Loss of limbs
  • Bone breaks and fractures
  • Paralysis
  • Organ failure
  • Third-degree burns
  • Back injuries
  • Death 

When to Sue for a Child’s Day Care Injuries

When your child is injured at day care, you may find it difficult to find out what really happened to your child. It is more common than you might think for day cares and day care providers to look out for themselves when a child is injured due to negligence or abuse. But there are some types of “accidents” that occur more often than others and may have grounds for a personal injury claim, including:

  • Drowning
  • Some playground injuries
  • Strangulation
  • Being left in a hot car
  • Physical abuse
  • Burns from bottle warmers
  • Injuries from falling objects
  • Sexual abuse
  • Emotional and verbal abuse
  • Falls from elevated heights
  • Hits and bites from other children
  • Trampoline accidents

If you are unsure whether any of the previously mentioned accidents or incidents is responsible for causing your child’s injuries, or if you have another reason to believe that your child’s day care or day care provider caused your child’s injuries, it may be worthwhile to contact a lawyer. 

Your lawyer will be able to take a closer look at the details of your case to determine who is liable for your child’s injuries and therefore responsible for compensating your family for their abuse or negligence.

Meet with a Toronto Day Care Injury Lawyer

If you are interested in getting help pursuing legal action against the day care or day care provider that caused your child’s injuries, schedule a free consultation with an experienced Toronto day care injury lawyer at Jasmine Daya & Co. Give us a call at 416-967-9100, or fill out the quick contact form located at the bottom of this page.