Keep kids safe outdoors
Cooler weather brings more time to play outdoors. With the increase in outdoor play comes the increase in outdoor injuries. We recently received a claim involving an infant— while sitting in the grass, she put a small pinecone in her mouth and tried to swallow it. The pinecone lodged in her throat, causing difficulty in breathing. The pinecone eventually dislodged, and the child is fine. However, her parents sued the care provider, alleging the provider left the infant alone on grass surrounded by dangerous objects. The claim has already cost the provider significant time and money, and will cost even more if it goes to court.
You can avoid costly and time-consuming claims like this by taking proactive measures. Inspect your premises daily, and keep a vigilant eye out for hazards.
The information provided in this article is intended for general informational purposes only and should not be considered as all encompassing, or suitable for all situations, conditions, and environments. Please contact us or your attorney if you have any questions.