Summer is quickly approaching, which means your child will be out a lot more to enjoy their time off from school. Unfortunately, summertime is one of the most common times for kid injuries to occur. You cannot always keep your child safe, but it is important to be aware of the most common kid injuries they might sustain during the summer.
- Drowning is one of the most serious injuries during the summer. Sadly, it can also be fatal and is one of the most common things that can happen when children are away at camp, swimming in a community pool, or even at home. A total of 30 percent of kids between the ages of one and four drown each year. A child should never be left unsupervised when around water. Life jackets and other safety gear, as well as swimming lessons can help prevent this type of tragedy.
- Kids are especially susceptible to injuries related to falls in the summer. Frequently, a fall occurs because the child is out riding his or her bike and loses control of it. Scrapes, cuts and bruises can occur, but if your child is thrown from a bike, more serious injuries such as concussions can be sustained. Always instruct your child to wear protective gear like helmets and knee and ankle pads.
- Burns are other common kid injuries, and they are highly avoidable. Many kids suffer burns indoors when their parents are using the stove but during the summer, a more common way for this injury to occur is outdoors while around a campfire or a when having a cookout or barbecue. Keep a close eye on your child and watch for hazards.
If your child is injured, contact the Law Offices of David M. Benenfeld to receive the help you deserve.
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