Sports Safety Equipment Information

Posted on behalf of Gordon & Partners on Feb 19, 2013 in Personal Injury

The National Center for Sports Safety stands strong in their mission to promote the significance of injury prevention and safety throughout every level of youth sports. The organization utilizes education and research to inform athletes, coaches, trainers, and parents across the United States about the importance of safety in sports. One of the most influential factors of reducing the frequency of sports injuries throughout the country, and specifically in Florida, involves the practice of using sports safety equipment.

According to SAFE KIDS USA, over 3.5 million children 14 years old and under must seek some form of medical care for sports injuries each and every year in the United States. Even worse, 21 percent of all traumatic brain injuries are associated with these injuries from recreational activities and sports. Based on statistics alone, there is a clear need to increase the amount of sports safety equipment being used at rec centers, gyms, schools, and sports centers across the state of Florida.

Wearing protective gear is one of the easiest ways to avoid a serious sports injury. As technology continues to evolve, sports safety equipment becomes more advanced, thus able to provide enhanced protection for the athletes that wear them. However, the issue rarely lies in a lack of equipment, but in an aversion to utilize and wear such equipment. Therefore, coaches, trainers, and parents must be responsible for ensuring that these young athletes are taking appropriate safety measures at all times.

Gordon & Partners has seen the number of sports related injuries rise in recent years throughout the state of Florida. Our personal injury attorneys understand that there is much confusion and chaos surrounding these types of damages. With this mind, our legal staff takes care of every phase of the litigation process, leaving accident victims to focus on recovery.

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Types of Sports Safety Equipment

Young athletes are typically averse to wearing safety gear. These athletes commonly feel uncomfortable or “uncool” while wearing sports safety equipment, nevertheless, those who are supervising these activities must insist upon the use of safety gear. Sports history has proven that the use of sports safety equipment greatly reduces the severity of sports related injuries.

The following are the most common types of sports safety equipment. Keep in mind that some sports will require one of the below, while others will require many of these items:

  • Helmet

  • Protective Eye Gear

  • Mouth Guard

  • Knee, elbow, and wrist guard

  • Proper footwear

  • Protective cup

  • Safety pads and guards

  • Shoulder pads

  • Thigh pads

  • Shin guards

The use of these sports safety equipment will help to increase the level of overall safety on the field or court. Recreational sports in Florida have a strong following. With this in mind, parents and coaches must give safety the adequate attention that it deserves. If your child has been injured during a sports practice or game, the gym, school, or coaches involved may be liable. Contact Gordon & Partners today to learn more.

Importance of Sports Safety Equipment

The number one method for preventing sports related injuries involves the proper use of sports safety equipment. Thousands of young athletes end up in the emergency room each year to treat their sports related injuries. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has used many years of collected data to determine the most dangerous sports played today.

Knee injuries and ankle sprains are two of the most common types of sports injuries. Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) injuries have become one of the greatest concerns for coaches and parents throughout the nation. While preventing these injuries is sometimes impossible, sports safety equipment makes the likelihood for injury much smaller. For instance, proper footwear is a successful method of reducing the possibility of a torn ACL or sprained ankle.

The following are some of the most dangerous sports played today, based upon injury rate data:

  • Basketball

  • Bicycling

  • Football

  • Soccer

  • Baseball

  • Skateboards

  • Trampolines

  • Softball

  • Swimming

  • Horseback Riding

These sports have seen a recent rise in the number of young athletes suffering injury. Sports such as football and horseback riding require a significant amount of sports safety equipment. Neglecting to use this gear can cause serious injuries in participants. When it comes to sports and children, more precautions must be taken to ensure the safety of these innocent kids.

Contact a Florida Sports Injury Attorney Today

Unfortunately, Gordon & Partners has seen far too many sports related injuries in Florida, many of which could have been prevented with the proper gear. When parents entrust their children with a coach, trainer, or supervisor, they expect that proper safety measure will be taken. When these people neglect to provide such safety, they must be held accountable.

If your child has suffered any sports related injuries due to the improper use of sports safety equipment, our personal injury lawyer s are here for you. With over 180 years of combined experience and with thousands of favorable personal injury verdicts and settlements, our attorneys know what it takes to win.

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