Toronto Playground Injuries Lawyers
If your child has been injured while playing on a playground in Toronto, contact Mazin & Associates, PC for help. Children will be apt to try any piece of equipment, whether or not it is suitable for their size, age, or ability, and may be at risk to suffer a serious injury. The Canadian Paediatric Society reports that more than 29,000 children under 15 years of age are treated for playground injuries in Canadian hospitals every year.
While some accidents are the result of natural play, injuries can be caused by defective or dangerous equipment, lack of proper supervision, or poor maintenance of a playground. Injuries from falls are the most common accidents at playgrounds, but in some instances, more severe injuries can occur. Although insurance coverage may defray some of the costs, medical care for a playground injury may be very expensive. Adding to the financial burden is the fact you may need to take time off of work to care for your child.
If your child has been seriously injured on a playground, it is best to consult the Toronto lawyers from Mazin & Associates, PC, who have extensive experience in personal injury law. We may be able to help you recover financial compensation for your child’s injury. Call us today at (416) 625-2122 to discuss your legal options.
Why You Need a Playground Injury Lawyer
When your child has suffered a serious injury, it can be a stressful and emotional time. You may be overwhelmed with the decisions that need to be made regarding medical treatment, and may be facing unexpected financial expenses. A skilled playground injury lawyer will help ensure that your family’s needs are taken care of and they are protected in the future.
In the event of a playground accident, a lawyer will conduct a thorough investigation into the circumstances of your child’s injuries. Through this investigation, they will be able to identify the exact cause of your child’s injuries, as well as any liable parties. A knowledgeable lawyer will also make sure that your financial needs are taken into account, such as missed time from work due to your child’s treatment, future loss of earning capacity, and what financial structure arrangements will be put in place for your child’s future. In addition, a lawyer can work with you and your child’s medical team to ensure the best compensation and medical care is available.
Why Choose Us?
As the founder of Mazin & Associates, PC, Gary Mazin has represented clients in the Toronto metro area for over 15 years. Mr. Mazin and his legal team have dedicated their careers to fighting for the rights of personal injury victims, including children. Mazin & Associates, PC has represented thousands of clients in serious personal injury cases. Mr. Mazin has also appeared before the Superior Court of Justice, Ontario Court of Appeal, and the License Appeal Tribunal.
Mr. Mazin’s credentials include working as the President of the Brain Injury Association of Peel and Halton and the Director at the Medico-Legal Society of Toronto. He is a member of the Law Society of Upper Canada, Canadian Bar Association, Ontario Trial Lawyers Association, Ontario Bar Association, Advocate’s Society, Brain Injury Society of Toronto, Spinal Cord Injury Ontario, and the Toronto Lawyers Association.
Causes of Playground Injuries and Liability
If your child has been injured on a playground, you may wonder what your options are for taking legal action. Playground injuries have been considered an important premises liability issue in recent years. The most common causes of playground accidents include:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Lack of appropriate supervision
- Defective or dangerous equipment
- Child-on-child injuries
- Dog bites
These types of injuries usually occur on another party’s property, which means that the Occupiers’ Liability Act will apply in these cases. The Occupiers’ Liability Act states that the owners and occupiers of the playground area are responsible for ensuring safety on their property. If the operator of a playground is found to have been negligent, you may be able to recover compensation for your child’s injuries.
Contact a Playground Injury Lawyer Today
If your child is the victim of a playground injury, you need the guidance of our Toronto children’s injury lawyers. In most cases, you may be entitled to a settlement or financial compensation. Our lawyers know how tragic injuries to children can be for the entire family, and are dedicated to representing victims’ rights in court and at the negotiating table.
Let us help during this difficult time in your child’s life, and assist you in recovering the compensation that you deserve. Call Mazin & Associates, PC today at (416) 625-2122 to get the strongest legal representation by your side.