Make sure your kids are safe when they play sports. Playing sports is a healthy activity for anyone no matter what their age, but you need to teach your children to be safe while they do it.
It doesn’t matter if they find it a bit embarrassing to wear a cycle helmet or knee pads, it’s better to be safe than sorry! And of course, you should always be a good example to them by wearing safety gear yourself.
Make sure that any safety equipment is in good condition. Check that catches and buckles aren’t broken, and it’s all the right size for your child.
If your child has previously had an accident whilst wearing the safety gear, discard it and get a new set. It might look OK, but if, for example, a cycle helmet has received a knock it could be split inside and you wouldn’t know. There’s no point in wearing unsafe safety equipment.
Don’t buy cheap equipment
In a similar vein, make sure that you get safety equipment from a reputable sales place, and that it conforms to UK safety standards. Don’t go for cut price stuff from the internet that looks good in the pictures but is suspiciously cheap. When it arrives it could be too flimsy to do the job.
Make sure your child practices the sport slowly. Choose a quiet cul-de-sac, cycle path or path (not a downhill one) without any traffic for them to learn to skate or cycle on. Teach them basic kicking or ball skills before you launch them into a full scale game.
Make sure that they are not too hot or too cold as they play and that they have enough water to drink.
Accidents can happen – call us about City of Edinburgh no-win, no-fee claims
All the same accidents can happens and if one happens to your child which is not your fault, call us to talk about City of Edinburgh no-win, no-fee claims. You can get hold of us on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile 0333 500 0993.
Accident Advice Helpline’s team work on a no-win, no-fee basis to save you the worry of working with a solicitor who presents you with a big bill at the end. Our City of Edinburgh no-win, no-fee claims experts are all really friendly and helpful. They understand how stressful and upsetting it is to have a child who is sick or injured, so they make the process of claiming compensation easy and stress-free.
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Our phone line is available 24 hours so you can phone any time you like to talk to us about City of Edinburgh no-win, no-fee claims. As a busy parent, we know you’ll appreciate the flexibility.
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Date Published: 16th November 2014
Author: David Brown