Massachusetts Parents to Protect Children’s Injuries
Massachusetts child injury lawyer notes that over 3,300 children are injured each year from falling out windows. About 8 children die each year from such injuries, according to the Consumer Product Safety Commission. Thus, the National Safety Counsel has established this week as National Window Safety week. The experts recommend the following: install (quick release) window guards to protect children; keep furniture away from windows; double hung windows should be opened only at the top; remember that screens keep bugs out, not children in; teach children to play away from, and not near, windows.
In Bellingham, Massachusetts a three year old fell from a third floor window and fell three stories, 35 feet, to the ground. While the issue may have been neglect, there was no reason this could not have been prevented using the above tips about window safety for children.