With car accidents the leading cause of child fatalities across Europe, it seems that fitting car seats correctly has never been so important. Recent figures show 27% of parents install child car seats incorrectly and new training sessions aim to teach health care professionals how to fit child car seats properly. This advice can then be passed on to parents.
In the EU, a recent study looking at child deaths in relation to car seats showed that 17% of children who died were travelling in wrongly-installed car seats. The training sessions, which will deliver engaging, practical training on road safety and car seat safety in particular, are being run by Maxi-Cosi, the leading manufacturer of car seats, in partnership with Bounty, the largest parenting club in the UK. Sessions will take place up and down the country in nurseries, libraries, GP surgeries and schools.
The Managing Director of Maxi-Cosi, Andrew Ratcliffe, commented, “The correct fitting of car seats is absolutely vital to the safety of your child while travelling by car. This training will give midwives – and other health professionals that work with parents – that vital knowledge and ensure there is a consistency of messaging on car seat safety across the UK medical and health profession that is then seamlessly passed down to parents.”
Has your child been injured in a car accident?
Accidents can happen, and if your child or a member of your family has been injured in a road traffic accident, you may be considering claiming for compensation. It is important to always follow the manufacturer’s instructions when installing your child’s car seat, to make sure they are protected in the event of a collision. If you’re involved in a collision, you may suffer cuts and bruises, whiplash or even more serious head injuries which may require medical attention. If the other driver is to blame for your accident, claiming compensation should be considered and you’ll need to contact a personal injury lawyer.
Claiming compensation after a car accident
Whether you have suffered minor cuts and bruises or had to take time off work due to whiplash, Accident Advice Helpline can help you with your claim for compensation. We know the aftermath of an accident can be a traumatic time, particularly if your child has been injured, and we’ll deal with your claim sensitively and professionally. You can call us 24/7 for advice on the claims process or to put the wheels in motion and because we’re backed by our patron, Esther Rantzen, and accredited by the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, you know you can trust our team of experts.