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Back to School Safety Tips & Preventing Denver Child Injuries

Students are returning to school, which brings with it the potential for many different types of injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 5,401 children between the ages of five and 14 die each year. The leading cause of injury for kids under 15 is accidents that result in unintentional injuries.

The National Safety Council (NSC) has provided a comprehensive list of some of the ways in which parents, kids and schools can put safety in the forefront and help to prevent injuries that could change a young person’s life. If your child is injured during the school year, it is important to understand your legal rights. A personal injury lawyer can help you to determine if anyone is responsible for your child’s injury.

Back to School Safety Tips and Advice

The NSC has published a checklist related to transportation safety as children go back to school. Tips to reduce the chances of a child being injured include the following:

In addition to transportation safety, kids could also suffer injuries as a result of their backpacks or when playing on school playgrounds. The NSC’s safety checklist also provides backpack safety tips including the following:

Finally, tips for preventing playground injuries include the following:

If schools, parents and students all work together, hopefully kids can have a safe and successful school year and the risk of injury can be significantly reduced.

Contact Bell & Pollock at (877) 744-5900 to schedule a consultation with a personal injury lawyer in Denver.