Playground Dangers

While playground behavior can encourage healthy exercise and relationship development, playgrounds themselves
can be dangerous places. Almost 200,000 children are injured each year in playground accidents, with
injuries ranging from broken bones, to head and spine injuries, to more serious and permanent conditions
like paralysis.

A playground injury can be a traumatic experience for both the child and the parent. If your loved one
has been hurt in a playground accident due to unsafe or malfunctioning equipment, you may be eligible
for compensation for your medical and emotional losses. Call the Appleton child playground lawyers of Habush
Habush & Rottier, S.C. today at 800-242-2874.

Evaluating a Playground

All parents should evaluate the potential hazards of a playground before allowing children to play.
The National Playground Safety Institute lists twelve common playground dangers, including:

  • Sharp or pointed objects or ragged edges, which may cause cuts or puncture wounds
  • Strangulation dangers
  • Openings in which a child or a limb may become trapped
  • Lack of adequate protective surfaces beneath playground equipment
  • Little or no maintenance equipment maintenance
  • Less than six feet of space around playground features
  • Insufficient space between equipment
  • Trip hazards
  • Few or no safety rails on platforms
  • Non-approved or non-recommended equipment
  • Lack of adult supervision
  • Young children playing with equipment designed for older children

Contact Us

If your loved one has been injured on a playground because of hazardous construction or inadequate maintenance,
you may have grounds for legal action. The knowledgeable Appleton playground injury lawyers of Habush Habush
& Rottier, S.C. can evaluate your situation and help you with your case.
Contact
our offices at 800-242-2874 to schedule your free initial consultation.