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Child Injuries & Safety

Children should never be victims of serious injury or abuse; however, in 2014, the National Child Abuse and Neglect Data System reported an estimated 1,580 child fatalities due to abuse or neglect. Children ages 3 and younger were the most frequent victims of child fatalities, accounting for nearly 71% of child abuse or neglect fatalities. Of the children who lost their lives due to maltreatment, 41.3% suffered some form of physical abuse. Sadly, researchers believe the number of child fatalities due to abuse or neglect is likely underreported and continues to grow each year.

WHAT ARE THE MOST COMMON CAUSES OF CHILD INJURIES?

Parents have an innate sense to protect their children; however, a variety of unique dangers can unfortunately lead to the injury or death of a child. Some common causes of child injuries include:

  • Amusement Park Accidents
  • Birth Injuries
  • Burns from Unsafe Products
  • Car Accidents
  • Careless Adults including Caretakers
  • Child Brain Injuries
  • Child Car Seat Failure
  • Child Crib Accidents
  • Choking and Strangulation
  • Daycare Injuries and Abuse
  • Defective or Unsafe Toys
  • Defective Sports Equipment
  • Defective Trampolines
  • Dog Bites or Animal Attacks
  • Eye Injuries
  • Household Chemicals
  • Medical or Hospital Negligence
  • Medication Overdoses
  • Negligence
  • Park and Playground Accidents
  • Pharmaceutical Recalls
  • Physical Abuse
  • School Bus Accidents
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome
  • Suffocation
  • Unsafe Water-Related Activities

SERIOUS INJURIES YOUR CHILD COULD SUSTAIN IN AN ACCIDENT

Many of the situations listed above are common; however, all of them are preventable and all of them can lead to serious injuries to your child. In fact, an estimated 8.3 million children under the age of 19 were seen in an emergency department in 2013 with unintentional injuries. Depending on the severity of the accident, injuries that could occur are:

  • Amputation
  • Blindness or Eye Injury
  • Broken Bones
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Disfigurement and Scarring
  • Head Injury
  • Long Term or Short Term Disability
  • Mental and Emotional Impairment
  • Paralysis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Surgical Intervention
  • Tendon Tears
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
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