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Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Ottawa Injury and Accidents, Ottawa Resources, Personal Injury Claims, safety on January 8th, 2012
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth…I am very happy that Ottawa children under the age of 10 will be required to wear protective helmets during public skating sessions held in City of Ottawa facilities effective January 1, 2012. It is estimated that 5,700 Ottawa children receive medical treatments for personal injury in Ottawa emergency rooms, and 400 children are hospitalized, every year because of sports-related head injuries. This is very disturbing. We all want kids to have fun but it cannot be at the expense of their safety. Please take all necessary safety measures when it comes to children’s safety. There are far too many serious injuries each year such as traumatic brain injuries, spinal cord injuries and serious orthopedic injuries.
The City of Ottawa offers the following Safe Skating Tips:
- Wear the gear! Wearing a CSA (Canadian Standards Association), Snell or ASTM (American Society for Testing and Materials) approved helmet, that fits properly, will help prevent head injury. It should be worn snug, yet comfortable. Hockey helmets are recommended over cycling helmets because they can withstand multiple impacts. Wrist guards, elbow pads and knee pads help prevent wrist fractures, and bruises on knees and elbows.
- Choose proper fitting skates that give good support around your ankles (moulded skates are not recommended). Local sport stores should be able to help you with a proper fit. Remember, new skates must be sharpened before you go on the ice and then sharpened again each year at the start of the skating season.
- Lace your skates all the way up. You should never wrap the laces around your ankle. If the laces are too long, tie them in a double knot so you don’t trip over them.
- Wear only one pair of socks. Multiple pairs will make you feel colder and your skates might be too tight.
- Wear proper clothing: gloves, neck warmer, helmet, waterproof jacket and pants (NO jeans, as they will not keep you warm and dry if they get wet), long underwear, and a sweater should do the trick.
- Get trained! Instructors will be able to teach you the basics of skating, such as how to stop, how to fall safely, and how to get up after a fall. For lessons call 613-580-2596.
- Choose a surface that is relatively free of bumps and cracks to allow for more control and an easier time stopping. If skating on the Rideau Canal, watch for the green flags to ensure the conditions are safe. The N.C.C.’s Rideau Canal Skateway conditions hotline is: (613) 239-5234, press 1,1
- Watch where you are going, and always skate with the traffic. If you want to stop, head to the side so you won’t get in anyone’s way.
Avoid the following:
- Skating on the Rideau Canal Skateway when the red flags are flying.
- Skating too fast – this puts you and those around you at risk.
- Playing sports unless in a designated area (ex: hockey).
- Holding on to more than one person – this increases your chance of falling and hurting someone else.
- Placing sharp items in your pockets (ie. keys, combs, etc.).
- Using your toe-pick to start or stop (this will ruin the ice surface, and it won’t give the stability you need to safely start or stop), or removing bottom pick (designed to help you balance).
- Clothing with drawstrings.
-Enjoy this winter and please be safe. -Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth
Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer David Hollingsworth has been helping slip and fall injury victims get the help they need after a serious Ontario accident. Due to his vast experience with injuries, David understands the added pressure and stress associated with this personal injury. David aggressively fights to get the maximum amount of compensation needed to ensure you are taken care of and that you are able to rebuild you life, as it was before the accident. David takes his cases on contingency, which means, you don’t pay him anything, until he gets you your money. Call for a free consultation 613-978-9549. For more information, visit www.ottawainjury.ca
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Enjoy Ottawa Winterlude 2011, but don’t forget your helmets ! Ottawa injury lawyer David Hollingsworth
Posted by Ottawa Personal Injury Lawyer, Ottawa Accident Lawyer, David Hollingsworth in Brain Injury / Head Injury, Ottawa Injury and Accidents on February 5th, 2011
Ottawa Injury Lawyer , Skating Safety and avoiding head injury …Many of you may be heading to Ottawa’s Winterlude Festivale to enjoy the joys of winter at Winterlude, with three fun-filled weekends from February 4 to 21, 2011. Canada’s favourite winter activities are featured across Ottawa and Gatineau at this annual event. From glittering ice carvings and majestic snow sculptures to a gigantic snow playground and explosive shows under the winter sky, Winterlude is a great way to celebrate and enjoy the winter season. Experience the Rideau Canal – a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the world’s largest skating rink.
As an Ottawa personal injury lawyer and a father of three I want to remind you to please make sure your children are wearing helmets and set an example for your children by wearing one yourself !
Parents should ensure helmets fit well and are strapped on correctly until they are completely off the ice. Emergency-room doctors at the hospital treated more than 50 Ottawa children last year with head injury and facial injuries caused by ice skating and tobogganing accidents in Ottawa; half of which suffered concussions while the other half had personal injuries ranging from cuts to broken jaws incurred as a result of face-plants on the ice.
Kids and adults can borrow helmets and wrist guards for free with the rental of a pair of skates along the Rideau Canal Skateway.
Have a great time and please skate safely .
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