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The Most Common Child Injuries

Although you may not be able to prevent every injury your child experiences, it’s a good idea to have knowledge of what the most common childhood injuries are. That way, you can help your child avoid some of the bigger injuries they could endure.

Read on to learn more about the most common childhood injuries.

Leading Causes of Childhood Injuries

Compared to adults, children are at a much higher risk of enduring injuries. However, there are measures you can take to help protect your child from getting hurt.

The most prominent injury causes for children are as follows:

  • Car accidents
  • Drowning
  • Accidental poisoning
  • Fires
  • Suffocation
  • Falls

How to Protect Your Child

As a parent, it’s natural and expected for you to want to protect your child from getting hurt.

The following are some of the ways you can keep your child safe from the aforementioned causes of injuries:

  • Make sure your child is properly buckled every single time they enter a vehicle. In addition, your child should always have the proper safety seat for their age and size.
  • When your child is near bodies of water, always keep a close eye on them. Children are curious about the world around them and want to explore in order to better understand how the world works. Utilize the proper safety gear, such as water wings or a lifevest. Additionally, teach your child to swim as soon as possible.
  • In order to avoid accidental poisoning, keep all household chemicals out of your child’s sight and reach. Don’t allow their curiosity to get the best of them.
  • To keep your child safe from fire, make sure your smoke alarms are in proper working condition. If they’re more than ten years old, replace them.
  • To prevent suffocation, it’s a good idea not to keep any loose plastic wrap, ropes, or anything else you child could use to accidentally strangle themselves within sight or reach.
  • Falls are a common part of childhood. Until your child has solid footing (and maybe even for a few years after), keep a close eye on your child when they’re walking or playing. Stairs can be especially dangerous for children, so be sure to hold their hands when you go up or down the stairs.

If your child has been injured, you may have grounds to receive compensation. Contact our experienced attorneys at The Abrego Law Firm right away to schedule your free consultation. After all, it’s your child’s health on the line.

Call The Abrego Law Firm today at (404) 334-3324 to speak with an accomplished attorney about your case.