Is a school or day care center responsible when a child is injured on a playground? This is a question that is often posed to me as a Florida Child Injury Attorney representing injured children. Like many legal and practical question that are asked of me, the answer to this questions is — it depends –. In evaluating the potential claim or case to be pursued, a Florida child injury lawyer will consider the following facts and factors:
*the number of adult supervisors on duty and in place;
*the age of the children being supervised;
*the number of children being supervised;
*the special needs and abilities of the children;
*the equipment in place;
*the age restrictions (if any) for the restrictions in place; and
*the maintenance of the playground equipment.
A Florida Day Care Center or Florida School is not responsible for every single injury that takes place in or near the playground. However, a school / day care center is responsible if the injuries could have been prevented with better or more consistent supervision. There may also be liability if there was better and more consistent maintenance of the playground equipment. Because playground injury cases are different, each case, claim, or injury must be evaluated at on its own merits. A Florida Child Injury Attorney should be consulted for advice, consultation, and legal representation. The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know has chapters on School Injuries, Day Care Center Injuries, Playground Injuries, Damages / Compensation, and other topics. Get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.