Child Injury Prevention
Our Portland injury law office is pleased to provide these resources and links to helpful child safety information published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
Every day, 435 children are treated in emergency rooms for burn-related injuries and two children die as a result of being burned. Younger children are more likely to sustain injuries from scald burns that are caused by hot liquids or steam, while older children are more likely to sustain injuries from flame burns that are caused by direct contact with fire. Thankfully, there are ways you can help protect the children you love from burns.
Every hour, 150 children are treated in emergency departments for injuries sustained in motor vehicle crashes. More children ages 5 to 19 die from crash-related injuries than from any other type of injury. Thankfully, parents can play a key role in protecting the children they love from road traffic injuries.
Drownings are the leading cause of injury death for young children ages 1 to 4, and three children die every day as a result of drowning. Thankfully, parents can play a key role in protecting the children they love from drowning.
Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for all children. Every day, approximately 8,000 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. This adds up to almost 2.8 million children each year. Thankfully, many falls can be prevented, and parents and caregivers can play a key role in protecting children.
Every day, 374 children in the United States ages 0 to 19 are treated in an emergency department, and two children die, as a result of being poisoned. It’s not just chemicals in your home marked with clear warning labels that can be dangerous to children. Everyday items in your home, such as household cleaners and medicines, can be poisonous to children as well. Active, curious children will often investigate—and sometimes try to eat or drink—anything that’s left out and within their reach. Thankfully, there are ways you can help poison-proof your home and protect the children you love.
Taking part in sports and recreation activities is an important part of a healthy, physically active lifestyle for kids. But injuries can, and do, occur. More than half of the 7 million sports and recreation-related injuries that occur each year are sustained by youth between ages 5 and 24. Thankfully, there are steps that parents can take to help make sure kids stay safe on the field, the court, or wherever they play or participate in sports and recreation activities.
If your child has been hurt in any of the above situations, contact our Oregon accident law firm for a free attorney consultation.