Playground Injury

Personal Injury Cases

Playground Injury

When parents take their children to the playground, they do not think about all the hazards that are at the playground. However, playground injuries are extremely common. It is estimated that 200,000 children are injured at the playground each year. One-hundred and forty-seven children die each year as the result of a playground injury. If your child is injured at a playground due to faulty, unsafe equipment, or failure to keep the property safe, you should contact an attorney right away.

Any child can get injured while at the playground. However, some children are at a greater risk for getting injured than others. Fifty-five percent of playground injury victims are girls. Children who are between the ages of 5 and 9 are more likely to get injured at the playground than any other age group.

Causes of Playground Injuries

Equipment Failure
Public playgrounds are supposed to be inspected on a regular basis. Outdated equipment should also be replaced. Outdated or damaged equipment can easily lead to an injury. Bolts and screws can loosen up. Wood can rot and fall apart. These problems can cause bruises and cuts. They can also cause a fall or broken bone.

Negligent Supervision
In many cases, playground injuries can be prevented if children are properly-supervised. Caregivers and teachers are often paying attention to other things while the children are playing. Running too fast and climbing too high often lead to an injury. Proper supervision will ensure that children do not do those things.

When to Call a New Haven Child Injury Attorney

If someone else’s negligence contributed to your child’s playground injury, then you can contact Licari, Walsh & Sklaver, LLC. Regardless of whether your child’s injury was caused by a lack of supervision or equipment failure, you may be entitled to compensation. A Connecticut personal injury attorney will make sure that the people who contributed to a playground injury are held accountable for their actions.