Holidays, especially at the end of the year, are the ultimate time to distress yourself and enjoy, before finally embarking on yet another hectic routine. Many people tend to plan their vacations to take place outside the city, most preferably near the beach or the snowy areas.
However, accidents also tend to happen while you are out enjoying your holiday. Many of these accidents occur during the holiday celebrations and tend to cause long term injuries as well. As such, it is best to remain apprised of the most common holiday accidents and what measures you should take to avoid or prevent them.
Here in this article, we shall detail the 5 commonly occurring holiday accidents, and the preventive measures you can take for your protection.
Accident# 1 Falls During Decoration
Since holidays revolve around Christmas, people are rather enthusiastic about beautifying their houses with decorative material to enhance their festivities. Most of the people decorating their houses may fall from roofs and ladders or even stairs and porches.
For preventing such accidents, it is best to ensure that the ladder you are placing is on a level surface and that your stepladders are properly opened and locked.
Accident# 2 Holiday Fires
Christmas trees and candles tend to act as the major source for Holiday Fires. As fun as Christmas trees are, they are just as flammable as well. Whether it is a real Christmas tree, or an artificial one, you can be at the risk of having a fire start in your house.
The best way to avoid such fires is to keep your Christmas tree away from all heat sources such as fireplaces or HVAC vents, and water it daily. If it is an artificial one, make sure it is ‘fire-resistant’.
For the candles you buy, check that they are placed on heat-resistant places away from curtains, trees and other furniture.
Accident# 3 Road Accidents
Roads in the Holidays season tend to become much more slippery due to the snowy weather. Other than that, since many people are out there celebrating and moving here and there, the chances of accidents increases.
Whether you are the driver, or a pedestrian on the street; you need to remain beware that you are cautious of any motor vehicles passing by which might bump into you and cause you serious injuries.
Accident# 4 Accidents Occurring During Sports
Families are keen on organizing sports events during the holidays. They tend to cause sprains and strains and even serious injuries in severe cases. Since a majority of us are not used to physical activities throughout the year, these sudden activities may cause us to experience fatigue. Other than that, we may experience injuries more easily if we are not in practice of playing these sports.
It is better to do warm-up exercises before engaging in any sport and adults should supervise the games carefully to avoid any potential mishaps. For accidents occurring at daycare centers, parents should contact relevant lawyers for compensation such as the daycare injury lawyer in Houston.
Accident # 5 Slips and Falls on Ice
The United States experiences what we call as ‘White Christmas’ in most of its states. Ice and snow prevail all over the States which present a natural hazard too. People are very likely to slip on icy roads and snow while walking even in their own premises such as their driveways.
It is best to shovel the snow and spread rock-salt (which acts as an ice-melting product) to melt the ice for preventing the slippery surface.