As part of National Child Safety Week, which is taking part this week, both parents and children are being advised to take steps to prevent accidents during the morning school rush.
Data suggests that each week roughly 2,000 children are taken to hospital as a result of accidents which have occurred during the morning school rush; and in an attempt to reduce such accidents, parents and children are being reminded of safety tips.
The safety tips which have been issued in conjunction with National Child Safety Week, provide advise for safety within the home – such as making sure hot drinks are not in a child’s reach; on the way to school – including making sure everyone travelling by car is wearing a seatbelt, and those riding bikes to school are wearing helmets; and when arriving at the school – such as paying full attention to the road when crossing.
Although the tips may seem straightforward, as personal injury solicitors we understand and appreciate that during the morning rush, such measures can easily be overlooked.
Our solicitors also understand the consequences of a child being involved in an accident; and we are aware that even when all precautions are taken, accidents can and do still happen.
In instances where an accident has occurred and your child has been injured, if it can be proven that the result of the accident was the fault of another person, you may be eligible to make a personal injury claim – and in such situations, our personal injury solicitors can assist.
We provide honest, impartial and tailored personal injury compensation advise, designed to ensure those seeking legal advice are fully aware of the process of making a claim and their chances of succeeding in a claim.
To find out how we can help you, come and speak to our solicitors today.