Going to the playground is important for the physical and mental health of children. Sandboxes, monkey bars, slides, and swings create memories that will last a lifetime. Children are entitled to a safe play area. The government has established standards for manufacturing safe playground equipment and for maintenance and operation of playgrounds including setting forth the minimum protective surface like mulch, sand, or rubber and elimination of tripping hazards. Children may suffer serious injuries if a playground is not properly maintained.

The dedicated and aggressive attorneys at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman understand the value of a child’s safety. When children suffer preventable injuries due to negligence, our Pittsburgh playground accident attorneys will secure the compensation you deserve. Call us for a free consultation by calling 888-988-9467.


Our Pittsburgh children’s injury attorneys believe negligence and carelessness should not be tolerated and will work with you to hold equipment manufacturers and playgrounds responsible for improper conduct. Studies from the CDC show an estimated 200,000 children suffer playground-related injuries each year:

  • 56% of playground injuries are fractures and contusions.
  • 75% of injuries take place at public playgrounds.
  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) in children have significantly increased over an 8-year study.
  • Approximately two-thirds of TBIs involve monkey bars, climbing equipment, or swings.
  • Children between 5 and 9 have higher rates of emergency room visits due to injuries sustained on school playgrounds.

An investigation into 40 playground-related deaths also revealed startling facts:

  • The average age of a child who died was 6 years old.
  • 68% died of strangulation involving slides, swings, jump ropes, dog leashes, and clothes drawstrings.
  • 15% of children were killed in a fall to the playground surface.

If you or someone you know has lost a child in a playground-related accident, words cannot express the grief and anger experienced. Our  Pittsburgh wrongful death attorneys are here to help you through your ordeal and hold negligent parties accountable.


Poorly maintained or designed equipment is the cause of most playground injuries. Many playgrounds have been in operation for several years, sometimes even decades. Playground equipment can deteriorate, rust, fatigue, screws, and bolts become loose, wood will rot, ropes can fray. Deterioration leads to sharp edges and exposed nails. Fall safety factors, like mulch, can be kicked and blown away, leaving children to fall on the hard or rocky ground. Older playgrounds often have unsafe designs that increase the likelihood of children being injured. Hurt children can suffer

  • Broken bones
  • Dislocations
  • Sprains
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Internal damage and organ damage
  • Concussions
  • Death

Another cause of playground injury is inadequate supervision. If your child suffers harm on the playground of a school, daycare, or children’s program due to a lack of supervision, contact our playground injury attorneys today.


playground, our Pittsburgh playground accident attorneys will fight to secure

  • Complete coverage of medical expenses
  • Pain and suffering damages
  • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Possible punitive damages against grossly negligent parties

Call Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman today. You can contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 888-988-9467.

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