According to the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, more than 60,000 students are hurt each year all across the country during gym class activities. While the majority of gym class injuries are considered minor, such as sprains, small cuts and bruising, a substantial number of more serious hard injuries can happen. While most injuries are unavoidably accidental, there are a number of others that are entirely avoidable and occur only because the school or the physical education teacher was negligent. If your child suffered serious injury in a school gym class, call us.
Schools are meant to be environments that foster learning and growth all while promoting tolerance and respect. Unfortunately, displays of violence are not uncommon within the school community. Schoolyard fights, physical bullying, and emotional taunting occur more frequently than we would like to imagine. The effects of fighting can take the form of fractured or broken bones, swollen eyes, cuts, and scrapes. Some injuries sustained after a school fight are minor and can be handled on their own, however, more extreme injuries may require legal counsel. Head contusions, concussions, broken bones, burns, or lacerations require the help and experience of a lawyer.
Murphy Firm is one of the premier school sports safety liability firms in the country. Joe Murphy himself has given talks about sports safety liability at conferences such as the National School Boards Association Conference just this year (2018). School liability for sports-related injuries can be a tricky subject, call J. Murphy to learn more.
Daycare Injuries/Daycare Liability
The most important aspect of childcare is the safety and supervision of children. When a teacher, recreation leader, camp counselor, or other supervisor is engaged in activities involving young children, there is a duty to protect the child from physical harm and other forms of personal injury. A breach of duty to protect the health, safety, and welfare of a child that leads to injury may result in daycare negligence lawsuits. If your child was hurt due to the negligence of a childcare worker or childcare facility, call J. Murphy Firm.
Playgrounds are designed for children, who, by definition, are less likely to be able to evaluate risks. Those who maintain a playground that is open to the public should take care to ensure that the equipment is safe, that the equipment is being used in a safe manner and is clean and properly maintained. Playground premises should be reasonably clear of dangerous debris such as used needles, and make sure the children are safe from predators.
Defective Playground Equipment
Manufacturers and wholesalers of defective playground equipment are liable to those harmed by the defective equipment. A product is defective when it has a dangerous property that the average consumer would not expect or would fail to protect themselves from. Examples of defective playground equipment include everything from sharp edges on metal slides to swing sets that can strangle kids. Call J. Murphy Firm, day or night for any defective playground injuries.