Safety on the Playground
When the weather is nice, the park can be a great place to take your kids. It is the perfect place for your children to meet other kids and make new friends. But, did you know that playgrounds may be dangerous to your children? In fact, the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention states that every year, nearly 200,000 children under the age of 14 receive treatment in hospital emergency rooms due to playground-related injuries. Some of the most common injuries include:
- Dislocated joinmt
- Concussions/head injuries
- Internal injuries
- Broken bones
- Fractured bones
That is why it is crucial to supervise your children as they play at the park and on playground equipment. It is wise to inspect the playground before allowing your children to use the equipment.
What are Common Causes of Playground Injuries?
Many injuries are caused by unseen dangers that create hazards for small children. In fact, many of the injuries that occur are due to poor playground maintenance and poorly design playground equipment. This can be due to a number of factors, such as:
- Sharp edges
- Protruding nails and screws
- Slick surfaces
- Deteriorated equipment
- Unfastened bolts or screws
- Frailed ropes that may break
If you see any potential hazards, it is important that you communicate with the park owner or maintenance team right away. You can help prevent others from injuring themselves on the property.
Was Your Child Injured on a Playground? Contact Cannon & Dunphy S.C.
If your child was harmed on a playground due to poor maintenance or design, get in touch with one of our Wisconsin personal injury attorneys at Cannon & Dunphy S.C. today. You may be able to seek compensation for any medical expenses, doctor visits, and emotional distresses you and your child experience as a result. Don’t wait. Your child’s health and well-being are important to our team.
To discuss you case, contact a Wisconsin personal injury lawyer from Cannon & Dunphy S.C. today! You don’t pay unless we recover money for you.