Each year in the United States, emergency departments treat more than 200,000 children ages 14 and under for playground-related injuries. About 45% of playground-related injuries are severe – fractures, internal injuries, concussions, dislocations and amputations. Approximately 75% of nonfatal injuries related to playground equipment occur on public playgrounds. Most occur at schools and daycare centers.
Between 1990 and 2000, 147 children ages 14 and younger died from playground-related injuries. Of them, 82 (56%) died from strangulation and 31 (20%) died from falls to the playground surface. Most of these deaths (70%) occurred on home playgrounds.
Minneapolis playground injury lawyers Walker Law Office, P.A. believe that schools and playgrounds have a responsibility to ensure the safety of children and students on their property. We understand the seriousness of school and playground accident statistics, and will work to get you the maximum amount of compensation for the injuries suffered by your child.
Minneapolis Playground Injuries and School Injuries – Important Considerations
Injuries to children are especially disturbing for any reasons. First of all, childhood injuries on the playground or at school may have profound ad long-lasting effects upon their physical, emotional and intellectual development, as well as their ability to function normally in the future.
Second, very young children are unable to communicate or are limited in their ability to communicate about what they are experiencing. It is essential to carefully evaluate school injuries to children and assess the full impact those injuries will have on them to avoid misdiagnosing or failing to treat a child’s true injuries. The Minneapolis school injury attorneys at Walker Law Office, P.A. have worked with prominent and respected physicians, including pediatric physicians and plastic surgeons to address these issues.
Finally, special concerns with cases involving children mean that a court must approve all settlements of cases involving minor children. In addition, all settlement funds must be protected, through the use of special bank deposits, structu4red settlement annuities and/or special needs trusts. A Minneapolis playground injury lawyer can help you sort through these complicated legal requirements to ensure that you child receives the best care arrangement possible.
If your child has been injured at a school or on a playground in Minneapolis, both you and your child deserve compassionate and competent legal representation. For more information on playground and school injuries and a free consultation with our experienced and professional staff, call Walker Law Office, P.A. at (612) 821-0094, (214) 550-3333 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.