Most children tend to run around a lot and burn up lots of energy doing so. They might end up using playground equipment, riding bikes or simply running around in parks and fields having a good time with their friends.
While there are few instances where head injuries to children occur, when they do it is vital that the severity of the head injury is determined very early on. Sometimes it is quite apparent that only a minor head injury has occurred. However, you can never be too sure. There are typically some symptoms that crop up with minor injuries that are far worse when a major head injury is involved. These symptoms are the same for children as they are for adults.
How can head injuries to children occur?
There could be all kinds of ways this could potentially happen. If playground equipment is not maintained properly or regularly it might end up being potentially dangerous to use and could lead a child to fall. Playgrounds should have a soft surface for children to play on that is spongy instead of being hard. If a child is playing and there is no soft landing for them, this could lead to a head injury if they hit their head on the way down.
While children can and do fall from time to time, there are instances where negligence may have potentially led their accident to have a more serious outcome. For example if poorly-maintained play equipment collapses while a child is using it, it may indeed be negligent.
Keeping your children safe
Of course every parent wants their children to be totally safe if at all possible. However, we can never always protect them and they may suffer injuries as a result of someone else’s negligence. Knowing what to do in this situation is not difficult. First aid and in some cases hospital treatment is the first course of action if a more serious head injury is suspected. It is always better to be safe than sorry.
Once your child has been treated you may start to consider the idea of compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in finding out whether you have a chance to claim. Call us today by using our free number at 0800 689 0500 and you’ll soon be able to speak with an expert in this particular field.
Date Published: July 12, 2015
Author: Rob Steen
Category: Head injury claim