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Stay Injury-Free in Kentucky during National Window Safety Week

Published on Apr 10, 2013 at 8:00 am in Child Injury.

Spring has arrived in Kentucky, and with it has come sunlight, warmer days, and spring cleaning – all of which encourage Kentuckians to open their windows.  Whether you live in a single-family home, an apartment, or another building, it’s important to supervise children around windows.

National Window Safety Week is April 7-13, 2013.  During this week, it’s a good idea to review your home’s window safety and to pay attention to how your kids and your family use your windows.  If you are injured by windows or window equipment, an experienced Kentucky injury lawyer can help you understand your rights.

CPSC Offers Tips for Smart Toy Shopping This Holiday Season

Published on Dec 5, 2012 at 3:39 pm in Child Injury.

Opening gifts is one of the highlights of the holiday season for many children. To help prevent injuries, parents and others who buy toys for kids should examine products closely for safety hazards that might cause injuries.

Some hazards in children’s toys that Louisville child injury lawyers frequently see, and that the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) recommends that toy buyers avoid, include:

Top Halloween Safety Tips for Children in Kentucky

Published on Oct 23, 2012 at 6:11 pm in Child Injury.

Halloween is many children’s favorite holiday, offering the chance to scour the neighborhood and collect sweet treats from neighbors. However, children are at a higher risk of pedestrian accidents during Halloween than any other holiday. Other types of accidents, like trip and fall accidents or child burn injuries, are also more common. To help protect your kids from harm on October 31, consider the following safety tips:

  • Put kids in light- or brightly-colored costumes. Adding reflective tape can help drivers see children if they are out after dark. Have each child carry or wear a flashlight, both so they can see and so others can see them.
  • Make sure costume hems are short enough that kids don’t trip over them, and that their shoes are the right size.

Child and Teen Safety in KY: Tips to Prevent School Sports Concussions

Published on Aug 27, 2012 at 7:40 am in Child Injury.

Louisville Child School AccidentAs the beginning of another school year is starting for children and teens across the country, the 30 – 45 million children and adolescents who participate in non-scholastic organized sports are likely beginning to practice and play. As such, how the safety of young athletes is being protected is drawing a great deal of attention as sports-related concussions and the potential dangers of this injury are a hot topic in the news. As reported by The Huffington Post, concussions in children and adolescents over the age of 10 are more likely to occur in organized sports than in any other activity, and are also at a greater risk of suffering a concussion than collegiate or professional athletes.

Pool Accidents Don’t End When Summer is Over

Published on Sep 23, 2011 at 2:40 pm in Child Injury.

Many caregivers mistakenly assume that there is no risk of accidental drowning in swimming pools once the summer ends. Unfortunately, indoor pools also pose a threat for children of all ages. Children that take swim classes, participate in school-mandated swimming activities and use the indoor pools of hotels and resorts are at just as much risk as children in the summer. These are just some of the risks of using indoor swimming pools:

  • Slips and falls caused by walking and running on wet surfaces;
  • Head injuries caused by diving accidents and falls on hard surfaces;
  • Spinal cord injuries caused by diving accidents; and
  • Accidental drowning.