Imagine one of the joys of being a parent: Your son or daughter reveals the great news that he or she is trying out or was selected to play on the school soccer or football team. While at first you might be delighted, that delight might slowly turn to fear once you think about the possible injuries.
Does your insurance cover sports-related injuries? How do you ensure that he or she plays safe this school year?
Where Do You Start?
A good place to start is to discuss the significance of wearing a helmet and/or all protective gear while on the food. It’s also a good idea to discuss what to do in the event of a sports injury. It is very true that most sports injuries can easily be prevented with a little extra training, stretching or wearing protective gear and clothing.
Running the Extra Mile…
Did you know that if you can encourage your child to take a swimming class, a yoga class or a stretching class along with their favorite sport that this could reduce the chance of a sports injury by up to 50%?
If you cannot get your child involved in any of these activities, then it better to talk to their coach and ask him or her to approach the subject with the team.
Pushing through the Pain?
It is very important to ensure that your child knows that if they feel any pain in a muscle or joint on the field, they should stop immediately to rest. They have to know that taking care of themselves is not a weakness and sports related injuries could easily end their ability to play.
Going the Distance
If your child or another loved one was injured while participating in a school-related activity or sport, then you may want to consider talking to an experienced personal injury attorney.
How To Prevent Sports Injuries
A personal injury attorney can determine if you have a viable personal injury claim and if the negligence of a third party lead to your child’s injury.
If your child has been injured whilst under school supervision, the FL personal injury lawyers at Hardesty, Tyde, Green & Ashton are ready to help you fight for the rights of your family. Call us today at 904-398-2212.