What is Negligent Supervision?

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There are three primary cases of negligent supervision. They are cases that generally involve children, elderly, or employees. Although three separate circumstances exist, all cases of negligent supervision share the same principles. They all must prove that the negligent person was in fact responsible for monitoring the individual, whether child, employee, or senior citizen.

And all cases must prove that the negligent person failed to sensibly and dutifully supervise the individual. Also, all cases must prove that the negligent person’s failure to properly monitor the individual was a direct cause of that individual’s serious injury and damages. Last, all cases must prove that the accident or injury to the individual was foreseeable had proper supervision been used. Here are some examples of such cases:

Negligent Supervision of Employees Occurs If…

• An employer is responsible for monitoring an employee that works from a satellite office or at home, and that employee is conducting company-related scams or personal scams on company time or while using company property.
• An employer chooses to ignore acts of violence or threats in the workplace, or dismisses complaints from co-workers about such behavior.
• An employer allows a convicted child sex offender to be alone with minors.
• An employer fails to provide and ensure proper training for jobs that require using dangerous weapons, chemicals, tools, or machinery. Also if they fail to properly supervise the use of such objects.
• An employer allows or ignores sexual advances or harassment of another employee.
• An employer allows an employee to drive or operate machinery while under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Negligent Supervision of Elderly Occurs If…

• A nursing home ignores financial and physical abuse by staff members, visitors, or guests.
• A senior citizen with dementia wanders off the property.
• A senior citizen that is at-risk of falling, falls and injures themselves due to improper monitoring.
• A senior citizen chokes as a result of unsuitably-sized food.
• A senior citizen suffers bed sores and other injuries as a result of poor or infrequent hygienic care.

Negligent Supervision of Children Occurs If…

• Parents allow teenagers to drink alcohol or use drugs at unsupervised parties.
• A child accesses matches and starts a fire.
• A child finds a gun and shoots themselves or another person.
• A child or minor is neglected while in foster care.
• A daycare fails to prevent a child that is known for aggression from harming another child.
• A daycare fails to retain appropriate staff numbers for effective child supervision.
• A parent allows an unlicensed minor to drive a vehicle.
• Babysitters, nannies, caregivers, or guardians fail to protect children from traffic, animals, ledges, pools, and other obvious hazards.

If you believe yourself or a loved one was a recent victim of a personal injury resulting from negligent supervision, contact a licensed and experienced accident attorney to discuss your legal options and your right to compensation. You or your loved ones may be able to collect remuneration for your damages.

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