Common Injuries From Playground Accidents

Monday, October 25, 2021

Common Injuries From Playground Accidents

Written by Malman Law, reviewed by Steve J. Malman.

If one of your children has been injured on the playground, you may be worried about not only their physical recovery but also receiving compensation for the cost of the medical bills and related expenses that you face. Below, learn more about various playground accidents that might happen and how an attorney can help you recover the most compensation possible for your damages. The Chicago personal injury lawyers at Malman Law can answer any questions you might have about your child’s playground injuries.

Children Can Suffer Serious Injuries

Playgrounds have various types of equipment available for the children to use, and the equipment will influence the type and severity of accidents and injuries that could happen. Playgrounds often have many high places and ladders, and children can fall from those heights. Swings, slides, and monkey bars are also opportunities for children to fall and hit the ground hard.

Some common personal injuries that result from playground accidents include:

  1. Broken bones
  2. Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  3. Back injuries
  4. Spinal cord injuries
  5. Sprains, strains, and soft tissue tears
  6. Lacerations

Seeking medical attention as soon as possible after the accident is advised to address any issues in need of emergency attention. Then, discuss the cause of the accident and your rights with a Chicago personal injury attorney.

These injuries can be costly in many ways. Not only can your family face medical bills, but your child might have lasting effects of their injuries, as well as pain and suffering. You want a lawyer to assess whether you are entitled to compensation by a liable party.

Potential Liability for Playground Injuries

Sometimes, kids simply fall or get hurt, and no one is to blame. However, when property owners, schools, parks, and other entities are negligent, and it leads to a playground accident, they should also be liable for the resulting losses.

Some causes of playground accidents that might lead to liability include:

  1. Improper ground coverings that do not break a child’s fall
  2. Broken railings or other equipment
  3. Nails or screws sticking out from the equipment
  4. Rusty swing chains that can break

There are different forms of negligence on the part of playground owners and operators that can be at issue in an injury claim, such as:

  1. Unsafe design or materials
  2. Having unreasonably dangerous equipment for children
  3. Failure to inspect and maintain the equipment
  4. Inadequate supervision by teachers at school playgrounds
  5. Failing to meet safety regulations and standards

Often, these claims are against public entities, and there are unique rules that apply. You have a limited amount of time to take action, so do not wait to have our legal team assess your rights.

Connect with One of the Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers from Malman Law Today

To help your child get past their injuries and to help your family receive compensation for the costs associated with those injuries, consult with a skilled personal injury attorney about a possible case. Reach out to a Chicago personal injury attorney at Malman Law to schedule an appointment to discuss your child’s accident for free.

Steve Malman

Malman Law’s founder Attorney Steven Malman has over 30 years of experience handling personal injury, nursing home, medical malpractice, truck accidents, car accidents, premises liability, construction, and workers’ compensation cases in Chicago, IL.

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This page has been written, edited, and reviewed by a team of legal writers following our comprehensive editorial guidelines. This page was approved by President and Founder, Steven J. Malman who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

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