Common Child Injuries
There are many ways that a child could get injured. A few common injuries include injuries at school, injuries at the hands of a medical professional, and injuries resulting from car accidents. However, there are lots of other types of accidents and injuries that your child could face. In this section of our website, we go through some of these common yet miscellaneous accidents and injuries. If you believe that someone else is at fault for your child’s accident, consider filing a personal injury claim to get them compensation.
The first common type of accident your child might have is a slip and fall accident. This might happen at school, at an office building, or even at a friend’s house. Slip and falls commonly result in head or neck injuries and they can be quite serious depending on the situation. Check out our page to learn more about determining fault in a slip and fall accident.
Another accident that your child might have is at an amusement park or a pool. At amusement parks, rides and machinery can malfunction and can cause injuries ranging from minor to severe. If a malfunction does occur, the park could be responsible for your child’s injury. Waterparks, pools, and beaches also present potential hazards to children. Your child could slip and fall or they could have a swimming issue.
Another type of injury that you might not think of is webcam spying. Hackers can get into computers, ipads, and phones to watch your child through the camera. While this is not very common, it can happen and it can cause harm to your child. You can prevent this issue by purchasing a camera cover which can prevent other people from seeing through the camera on your child’s devices.
Another accident that might happen around the house is a gun injury. Whether at your own home or at a friend’s house, your child could have access to an adult’s gun. This can be incredibly dangerous and can result in very serious accidents and injuries. Read more about gun safety and gun issues here.
Dog bites can also occur and result in serious injuries. In many cases, a dog owner can be held responsible for their dog’s actions, including biting. Always teach your children how to properly interact with dogs and try to monitor their interactions with dogs. If your child is the victim of a dog bite, contact an attorney to determine if the owner is at fault.
Finally, consider that in the event of injury or abuse, there are many people in a child’s life that act as mandatory reporters. Mandatory reporters such as teachers and coaches are obliged to report abuse in an effort to protect children.
If your child has experienced one of these accidents, your family could seek compensation. Check out our pages about these subjects for more information on them. If your child is the victim of another type of accident, or you have additional questions, feel free to reach out to our office. We are happy to answer your questions and offer any help that we can.