School Yard Accidents
For many children, recess is the best part of the school day. This short break gives kids a chance to run around outside, participate in sports and games, and play with their friends. Most of the time kids get through recess with little to no injury, with the exception of the occasional bruise or scrape. However, sometimes children can be more seriously injured in accidents that could have been prevented.
School yard equipment is typically built to withstand a lot of abuse, but worn out or malfunctioning equipment can be dangerous for children. If a heavy piece of equipment is not installed properly, it could fall or come apart and injure a child. Rusty swing set chains or bars could cut a child’s hand and lead to an infection. If equipment is not properly maintained or replaced when necessary, serious injuries could result.
Children often test the limits of safety, and it is the responsibility of the teachers and other supervisors to watch children while they are on the playground. If the adults don’t enforce playground rules, children may play on the equipment and be injured as a result. Trips, slips, and falls from heights can be especially dangerous when children are left unsupervised.
If your child has been injured in a school yard accident from faulty equipment or inadequate supervision, consider contacting a personal injury lawyer. Someone may be liable for your child’s injuries and your family may be entitled to compensation for medical costs and other damages.
To learn more about school yard injuries and accident liability, contact the experienced Indianapolis personal injury lawyers of the Hankey Law Office today at (800) 520-3633.