When it comes to your kids, you want what’s best for them. You try to cook them healthy meals, you keep them involved in activities, and you likely have them enrolled in dance or sports. There are plenty of things that you can do when it comes to keeping your kids active and their minds and bodies healthy, and it should be no surprise that athletics is one of the top ways to do this.
Sports can teach kids a lot about a variety of life skills. They likely will be participating in a team sport, so they will have to learn to work with others and communicate. They will learn what the role is for their position, whether it’s playing defense on soccer or it’s playing the quarterback in football. In addition, they learn skills such as teamwork, good sportsmanship, trying your hardest, practicing and working to get better at a discipline, a positive attitude, and more.
With over 20 million children in America enrolled in organized team sports, it should be no surprise that sports are a popular national past time. However, playing sports can lead to a possible injury. For many children and teens, those injuries can be a large reason of why they quit the sport. The pain and the fear or getting injured again can stop many kids from getting back out there– and who can blame them?
If you’re a parent, you likely aren’t a fan of the idea of your child getting an injury from athletics. For many kids, playing sports is just a regular part of their lives. Today we’re covering sports, injuries, and what you should do as a parent if your child has been hurt while playing. If this sounds relevant to you, read on and find out more!
Dealing with injuries due to sport can be tough as a parent. If your child is playing in a local league or for their school, there will likely be a medical professional or athletic trainer on the premises. They will be able to evaluate your child and see what has happened and either bandage them up, treat them, or recommend that they go to a local medical facility or hospital to receive further treatment.
One important thing to be aware of is that brain injuries among children and teens are on the rise. This is due to the nature of some sports like football with continual contact. However, it’s also a reflection of just how many individuals under the age of 18 are playing sports every day.
As a parent, you should be aware that head injuries should be taken very seriously and can be much more dangerous than a cut or a scrape. It’s important to remember that your child should always be wearing proper gear and protected accordingly.
Reading up on the signs of a head trauma or concussion can be helpful. Some main signs that your child may have such an injury include dizziness, fogginess, difficulty concentrating, nausea, tinnitus, slurred speech, personality or sleep disturbances, delayed response, and more. If these symptoms manifest (any of them), take your child to see a medical professional right away.
If your child has experienced an injury that you believe occurred to negligence or you are seeking compensation from the insurance companies or other parties, consult with an experienced personal injury attorney. Contact The Law Offices of Payas, Payas, and Payas today.