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Every day when you get out of bed, you’re at risk for accident. This may seem like hyperbole since most household mishaps are minor. A kitchen burn or a small fall isn’t going to affect your day very much. However, some accidents occurring in the home are serious. Because home is where many people spend much of their time, you can be more at risk for accident than you think. Elderly people and children are at higher risk of home accidents, and these minor events can take a greater toll on them than on the average person.
What are some of the most common household accidents? How can they be prevented?
If you receive a cut, wash it thoroughly. Then apply a disinfectant to ward off infection. If you received a very large or very deep cut, or the cut won’t stop bleeding, you may need stitches. Go to the emergency room right away.
To prevent slips, clean up any spill as soon as possible. In households with older people, install a handrail in the shower. There are also mats you can lay on your shower floor which provide more purchase for your foot than the slick shower floor, therefore preventing slips.
Keep dangerous chemicals out of the reach of children. Be sure to read the labels before using a product to know risks and proper usage.
Sometimes, household injuries are more than just careless accidents. They result from a defective product or bad construction. In these cases, you may have grounds to receive financial compensation for your injuries. Contact Wilson Kehoe Winingham today for a free consultation.
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