According to the Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, more than 60,000 students are hurt each year during gym class. While the majority of gym class injuries are minor, like small cuts and bruises, a substantial number of serious injuries also happen. Despite the many accidental injuries, there are a number of others that are avoidable and occur only because of negligence. If your child is suffering from a serious injury in a school gym class, call us.
Schools are environments that foster learning and growth while promoting tolerance and respect. Unfortunately, displays of violence are not uncommon within the school community. Schoolyard fights and physical bullying occur more frequently than we imagine. The effects of fighting take the form of fractured or broken bones, swollen eyes, and scrapes. Some injuries sustained after a school fight are minor and can be handled on their own. However, more extreme injuries require legal counsel. Head contusions, concussions, broken bones, cuts, or lacerations require the help and experience of a lawyer.
The J. Murphy Firm is one of the premier school sports safety liability firms in the country. Joe has given talks about sports safety liability at conferences such as the National School Boards Association Conference in 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. Teachers, camp counselors, and the like have a duty to protect children from physical harm. A breach of this duty that leads to injury may result in a daycare negligence lawsuit. 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 are not likely to be able to evaluate risks. Those who maintain a public playground should take care to ensure that the equipment is clean and being used in a safe manner. Playground premises should be reasonably clear of dangerous debris.
Defective Playground Equipment
Manufacturers and wholesalers of defective playground equipment are liable to those harmed by the defective equipment. Defective equipment is a product that has a dangerous property that the average consumer would not expect. Examples of defective playground equipment include sharp edges on metal slides to swing sets that can strangle kids. Call J. Murphy Firm, day or night, for any defective playground injuries.