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Simple Commonsense Strategies For Reducing Home Related Injuries

October 29, 2014 Hastings and Hastings

Simple Commonsense Strategies For Reducing Home Related Injuries

Surprisingly, many accidents that result in injury are often caused in the comfort of one’s home. Home safety is one of the most important aspects of ensuring that an individual avoids minor to severe injuries on a daily basis. From minor cuts and burns to serious spinal cord injuries that result from a slip and fall accident, taking the time to consider common sense strategies can greatly reduce the chances of injuries in the home.

Standing Water Causing A Slip And Fall

For example, preventing falls in the home can be as simple as making a bathroom and stairs safer. This includes installing no-slip material in a shower or tub. In addition grab bars and no-slip mats are often a great way to reduce the chances of ever experiencing a fall in a bathroom. A bathmat is an inexpensive way to reduce the chances of standing water that may cause a slip and fall accident in a bathroom. Stairs are notorious for causing serious fall accidents that result in serious injury and even loss of life.

Ensure The Stairs Have Handrails

One of the best strategies for reducing the chances of unexpected falls on the stairs in a home is to remove clutter from this particularly risky area of a house. From toys to clothing and a host of other items, a cluttered staircase can easily cause a serious slip and fall accident. Most importantly, homeowners should ensure the stairs have handrails that are secure and properly maintained. It is equally important to make certain that a stairwell is well lighted as a way to prevent the potential for an accident.

Poorly Placed Throw Rug

Another concern when it comes to reducing the chances of home-related injuries is to eliminate the use of throw rugs throughout the home. Throw rugs are well known for causing a serious tripping hazard. Young and old alike have experienced slip and fall accidents as a result of a poorly placed throw rug. For those who must use throw rugs, it is always a good idea to use a nonskid surface under the rug or simply tape the rug to the floor. This is a smart and effective way of reducing the chances of an accident. Contact Hastings & Hastings for Phoenix personal injury attorney guidance and assistance that is always focused and professional if you have been injured.