Now that children will be home from school, you may want to send your child off to summer camp, science camp, or another type of summer program. These programs can be a great way for your child to learn, spend time with others, and have fun during the summer months. It can also be a good way to give you a break and let you get other things done.
Most summer programs and activities are very safe for children and most directors who run these programs take great care to provide a safe and healthy environment for your child. Nevertheless, injuries at camp and at summer programs can and do occur. Camp injuries in Hollywood and South Florida can result in head injuries, eye injuries, fractures, and other serious injuries.
To prevent these injuries, make sure that you:
Research activities carefully.
Who is in charge of a summer camp or summer program that you are interested in? What do other parents have to say about the program? Have there been safety problems in the past? Have other parents been pleased about the safety of their children at the program? If possible, visit the location where the camp or activity will take place to reassure yourself that everything is set up safely for your child.
Get your child prepare for programs or activities.
Will your child need a swimming vest at camp to swim safely? Will they need sports equipment or other safety equipment? Sending your child off with the proper safety gear can help them stay safe.
Ask for written information about a camp’s safety procedures.
A good program or camp will take safety seriously and will be able to explain to you the steps that they take to keep your child safe. You may also want to ask about hiring practices to make sure that anyone who is working with your child is carefully screened for safety. Understand who is in charge of your child and what steps are being taken to keep your child safe.
Keep lines of communication open.
Make sure that the school, program, or camp has your most up-to-date information and can easily reach you by cell phone if there is an accident or injury. Being able to respond quickly if something goes wrong is important.
Watch for any signs of problems.
Even if you are very careful in selecting the right summer programs or camps for your child, camp injuries can and do occur. Make sure that if your child is injured and suffers a broken bone, unexplained injuries, or bruising, you get a full update and information about the issue. If you have questions about how the issue was handled or if you feel that negligence led to your child’s injury, contact a personal injury attorney in Hollywood or your community to discuss the situation further.
Are you concerned about the injuries that your child has sustained a camp? Has your child been seriously injured while taking part in an afterschool or summer program? Contact Flaxman Law Group immediately for an honest, thorough assessment of your situation. Our attorneys have more than six decades of combined experience and can help explain how Florida law affects your potential claim. Our attorneys are committed to helping plaintiffs just like you fight for justice and compensation for their injuries. Your initial consultation with our law firm is free and comes with no commitment, so contact us today.