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Falls in Parks and Playgrounds

Posted by Francis M. Smith on Fri, Apr 24, 2015

By Francis M. Smith

Most of the time, discussions of slip and fall accidents are framed around adult injuries; most of the time when children trip or slip, they suffer nothing worse than a scraped knee and a bit of a scare. But parks and playgrounds, with their elevated platforms, hard surfaces, and the presence of other children, offer opportunities for a child to sustain more serious injuries in a falling accident. Each year more than 200,000 children under 14 suffer accidents on the playground that require medical treatment, and many of these accidents are playground falls. Injuries to children are difficult to contemplate, but when a parent or caregiver is faced with the reality of this kind of accident, it's vital to know how to proceed.

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Topics: Trip and Fall, Slip and Fall, Injuries to Children, falls in parks, falls in playgrounds

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