Playground Injuries Explained

Playgrounds are a fun area for children to run and climb while releasing energy and playing with their friends. Unfortunately, playground equipment can be dangerous, resulting in thousands of broken bones and concussions every year. The majority of such accidents occur at schools and daycare centers, rather than at home. Swing sets and jungle gyms are the most common playground equipment for causing injuries, yet they are the equipment most commonly found on public playgrounds.

Common Factors in Playground Injuries

Playgrounds are often less safe than parents desire, which leads to injuries far too often. The following are some common factors leading to playground injuries:

  • Broken or unmaintained equipment
  • Climbing equipment that is too tall or lacks protective surfaces underneath
  • Swings too high for small children
  • Not enough adult supervision for the number of children playing
  • Lack of separation between playsets designed for different age groups

If your child suffers an injury because of one of the above factors, it is highly recommended that you contact an attorney.

Call a Lawyer

If your child sustains injuries on a playground that failed to follow proper guidelines or standards, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Detroit playground injury lawyers have years of experience, and we may be able to help you and your child recover physically and financially from a playground injury. Speak with our legal team at Detroit Personal Injury Attorneys by calling (248) 948-9696 to discuss your options.