The holidays are a special time that should be full of excitement and fun. It’s a time where you can decorate your house with decorations, visit family that you haven’t seen in a long time, and surprise your children with gifts. However, the holidays can go terribly wrong if you get injured. Below we would like to make you aware of some common injuries suffered during the holidays, and some tips to help you avoid them.
Common holiday injuries and how to avoid them
Fires and Burns
- Candles make beautiful decorations but are a major cause of fires during the holidays. One way to avoid accidents with candles is to substitute wax candles with battery-powered flameless candles.
- You will also be doing a lot of cooking during the holidays, and one way you can avoid burns is to keep your clothes away from the oven and hot liquids away from the countertops.
Trips and Falls
- During gift exchanges there may be boxes and loose paper littering the floor. This is a major cause of trips and falls during the holidays and can cause a trip to the emergency room. One way to prevent injuries from trips and falls from happening is to keep a garbage bag handy during gift exchanges. While everyone is unwrapping their gifts, you can be filling the garbage bag to keep the floor free of anything that may cause someone to trip and fall.
- Another common cause of trip and fall injuries during the holidays are extension cords, decorative rugs, and strings of light. You can avoid these injuries by using power strips to eliminate unnecessary cords or by running cords behind furniture, use twist ties to keep lights organized, and use adhesive strips to keep rugs grounded to the floor.
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If you happen to be injured during the holiday season please contact attorney Bryan Caulfield. His experience with personal injury cases is extensive, and he can answer any questions that you may have. Call Bryan Caulfield today at 1-800-525-2529.