When Play Time Becomes Hazardous

Kids at every age need to feel free to play, test their limits, and socialize with their peers. What better place than a playground for them to do just that?

While playgrounds can bring joy, they can also bring potentially serious playground injuries if there is negligence, faulty equipment, or altercations with other children. This is where the personal injury lawyers at Greenberg & Stein are here to help!

Playground Injuries and compensation with Greenberg & Stein
Playground Injuries and compensation with Greenberg & Stein

You Have A Right To Protect Your Family from Playground Injuries

Children play, run, skip, and love to use their imaginations which makes playgrounds both a social and stimulating place. With the increase of playground injuries, there has been an increase of equipment modifications and parents toeing the line between what is safe and being too overprotective.

Having said that, any time your child is injured, it should be addressed as soon as possible! Many injuries take time to develop such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI). As a parent, you have the right to protect your family! It’s always a smart idea to reach out to an attorney with Greenberg & Stein as soon as possible.

Can Playground Injuries Be Prevented?

Not every scratch or bump calls for concern, but it doesn’t hurt to add preventative measures. Let’s start with prevention tips. If you are looking to make modifications to your home or protection, the Center for Disease Control (CDC) has suggested a few different ways to help.

CDC key Prevention Tips to Avoid Playground Injuries

  • Play safely—quality, properly maintained equipment with soft, safe materials to land on, such as sand, rubber, or wood chips.
  • Make your home safe—This includes adding stair gates, guards on windows, guard rails, etc.
  • Keep Sports Safe—Wear protective gear during sports and other activities. This is not practical during school recess or playground areas, but it is still helpful.
  • Supervision is Key— Keep an eye out for fall hazards, and playing at the playground.

You can review facts and more on the official Center for Disease Control website.

When prevention fails and you suffer from playground injuries, the New York personal injury lawyers at Greenberg & Stein will be here to help you receive compensation for your pain and suffering.

If your child has been injured on any playground–public or private–you can seek legal guidance from the attorneys at Greenberg & Stein. Any accident should be taken seriously, and the sooner you get legal counseling, the better! If we are able to prove negligence, faulty equipment, or misconduct, we can even help you seek financial compensation for your child’s medical expenses.

Playground Injuries and Accidents

Did you know that according to the National Program for Playground Safety, that between “2001-2008, an average of 218,851 preschool and elementary school children received emergency department care for injuries that occurred on playground equipment?” Read the full article and learn more statistics. The alarming statistics also showed that playgrounds and school yards in impoverished areas are at a higher risks for incidents.

Top 4 Equipment Associated with Playground Injuries and Accidents:

  • Climbers
  • Swings
  • Slides
  • Overhead Ladders

Different Types of Playground Injuries

  • Fractures
  • Abrasions
  • Lacerations
  • Strains and Sprains
  • Internal issues
  • Concussions/ TBI

In very serious situations, your child could even be at risk of death due to poor operating conditions. A survey between 2001-2008 deduced that there were 40 deaths that were playground related. This is simply unacceptable, and we will hold those responsible accountable.

Let Greenberg & Stein Be Your Advocate for Playground Injuries

Together, the team at Greenberg & Stein have over 50 years of litigation experience as New York City personal injury lawyers. With that combined experience, we know how to aggressively pursue your claim with skilled and unique strategies for each individual case. One of our attorneys has even earned membership in the highly regarded Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum which is awarded to less that 1% of lawyers throughout the country.

Benefits of letting our firm represent you:

  • We are known for winning difficult cases
  • Customer service is top priority
  • You meet directly with a qualified attorney
  • We stay in constant communication regarding your case

Overall, enlisting help from our law firm sends a message that you are prepared to fight. If your child has sustained an injury due to a playground accident, don’t wait, contact our firm today and let us be your legal advocate!!

We are available 24/7 and ready to help.

Call us today: 888-411-3966

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