Playgrounds may seem like harmless places where children can play risk free. But playgrounds are more dangerous than you may think. Each year, emergency rooms treat more than 200,000 children under 14 years old for injuries sustained on playgrounds across America, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Some injuries are severe. And in some cases, children even die as a result of playground injuries.
What are the most common type of non-fatal playground injuries? They include severe–fractures, internal injuries, concussions, dislocations and amputations, according to the CDC. Statistically, most kids get hurt on playgrounds at schools and girls get hurt more often than boys. Which age group is most at risk for playground injuries? Children 5 to 9 years old.
Playground accidents are serious. Knowing what to do can be confusing. What are your rights? What if your child’s injuries get worse? Who’s responsible for compensating your family for such injuries? And did you know that laws exist in certain states which place restrictions on how long someone can seek compensation for such injuries to children?
You need someone who understands the law. You need someone who knows how to get results. You need the Mike Slocumb Law Firm. Representing clients in Alabama, Georgia and Washington, D.C., our lawyers have years of experience fighting for families affected by a traumatic event like a serious injury to a child on a playground.
Understanding what to do after your child has been injured at a playground can be extremely difficult. Let us take the mystery out of knowing what’s the next right step. Contact the Mike Slocumb Law Firm. We’re on your side.