PKSD Newsletter: Adult Supervision is Key to Helping Prevent Playground Injuries

Posted on behalf of Jeff Pitman on June 11, 2021 in Personal Injury
Updated on April 24, 2024

sandy playground with sun in backgroundSummer is almost here and that means millions of children will be hitting the playground to spend time with their friends and have fun. It may come as little surprise there is a spike in playground injuries in June.

In this month’s edition of the PKSD NewsletterYou Should Know, we discuss playground injuries and steps parents can take to help keep their children safe. The key thing to remember is adult supervision is the number one way to reduce the risk of playground injuries.

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Reducing the Risk of Injury on Playgrounds

Did you know nearly 200,000 children under the age of 15 go to the emergency room for treatment of a playground injury each year?

Fortunately, there are many steps parents can take to help keep their children safe. For example, inspect the playground equipment children are using. Look for protrusions like bolts, hooks or stumps that could cause children to trip or cut themselves. Parents should also make sure children are using age-appropriate equipment and wearing shoes that protect their feet.

There are many other steps parents can take, but the most important thing to remember is to always be supervising your children. Watching your kids is the best way to keep them away from danger and avoid a trip to the emergency room.

COVID-19 Safety

Despite recent declines in COVID-19 cases due to vaccinations, there is still a risk your child could contract the virus.

It is important to note your kids can still go to the playground, but you should follow some basic safety precautions, such as social distancing and wearing a mask. If a park is crowded, you may want to come back later or go to a different park.

It is important to note that children who are 12 years of age or older can get a COVID-19 vaccine. That is something you may want to consider as summer approaches.

Need Help After a Personal Injury? Call PKSD Today

If you have questions about liability for your child’s playground injury, give us a call today to schedule a free consultation. While many playground injuries are accidents, some could have been prevented. Severe injuries can be expensive to treat, and victims may be eligible to seek compensation for medical expenses and other damages.

At PKSD, our experienced Milwaukee personal injury lawyers take cases on contingency. That means there are no upfront fees for our services. We do not get paid unless our clients get paid.

Free consultation. Call PKSD today: 414-333-3333

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