Our lawyers represent children and their families who have been seriously injured by unsafe playgrounds. Children suffer many injuries on playground equipment including:
- Head injuries, including concussion or closed head wounds
- Eye injuries
- Injuries to the neck or back
- Severe lacerations and cuts resulting in scars or disfigurement
- Accidents in wading pools and swimming pools, including drowning
Injuries such as these can result from poorly designed or defective equipment, falls from heights onto concrete or hardwood surfaces, falling onto or across broken glass or other dangerous debris, poorly maintained equipment or the playground owner’s failure to supervise or protect children from foreseeable accidents resulting from the misuse of otherwise safe equipment.
There are strict industry standards governing the surfaces upon which swings, jungle gyms, see saws, and playground equipment may be placed. Indoor equipment, including swings and the like that are often found in a restaurant play area or day care center, are required to have a shock absorbent surface below. Most outdoor equipment is required to be placed on woodchips or an all-weather shock absorbent surface.
In most playground accident compensation claims, one of the defendants will be the owner of the property involved. In many cases, the owner will be a local municipality or other government entity. In personal injury cases against town and cities in Connecticut, written notice must be given to the town or city within a specific time frame. Call our lawyers today at 860-667-0839 to discuss your child’s case.