What should I do if my child is injured at school?
It’s that time of year: back to school, and that means back to sports and the potential for school-related injuries.
The possibility of seeing your child with an injury is never welcomed in a parent’s mind. However, the risk of injury is always present, especially as children begin spending time with friends and participating in extracurricular activities. It’s essential to stay informed and take action for any injury that another party’s negligence may have caused. This can include child injuries that occurred on school property, during field trips to amusement parks, or with school staff.
After you learn of your child’s injury, it’s essential to remain calm and seek immediate medical care for your child. Be sure to document any relevant details of the accident, including who was involved, where it took place, and how it happened. This information will be useful in helping your attorney to build a personal injury case. Experiencing an accident of any kind can be traumatic for a child, so supporting your child is critical to their overall recovery.
What can you do to prevent child injuries?
It’s not always possible to prevent childhood injuries, especially at school or in the care of others. However, being proactive can help reduce the risk of injury and make your family more prepared to handle an injury should it occur. Always stay informed about where your children will be going, who they will be with, and what activities they may be doing to reduce the possibility of injuries. Teach your children proper safety tips when operating vehicles if they are old enough to drive, and ensure that any school staff is aware of any medical conditions they may have.
According to the American Academy of Family Physicians, the leading form of death in school-age children and adolescents are motor vehicle accidents. This makes it even more important to be proactive, wear a seat belt, follow the road rules, and drive responsibly. If your child is involved in extracurricular activities such as sports or dance, ensure they have the proper protective gear or equipment to prevent injury. By having a helmet alone, your child is at a reduced risk of receiving head injuries participating in a sport.
We Handle Personal Injury Law for Minors
If your child suffers an injury due to the negligence of staff or children on school grounds, your family may be entitled to compensation. King Law Firm in Ocala practices child injury law to help your child receive the medical care compensation and justice they deserve. Not all injuries are physical, nor do they go away right immediately. Hospital visits and the path to recovery can be lengthy and costly. Our experienced lawyers are here to provide you and your family with the legal assistance necessary to recover financially and emotionally.
Every personal injury case is different, which is why we offer personal attention in handling child and adolescent injury cases. King Law Firm can provide you with the advice you need to move forward with your claim. To speak with an attorney about an accident, visit our contact page or call (352) 261 – 6907.