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Tips For Preventing Trips And Falls

April 5, 2015 Hastings and Hastings

Tips For Preventing Trips And Falls

Accidents involving trips and falls are becoming more common today than ever before. That said there are some simple and useful tips that can help young and old alike prevent this type of accident from ever happening. For example, using nonslip mats on both the inside and outside of the tub or shower can greatly reduce the chances of slipping and then falling.

Simply Have A Home Contractor Do The Work

Equally effective is the installation of safety bars on the inside of a shower or tub. These grab bars cannot only prevent a fall but they can also stop a fall that is in progress. Best of all, these incredibly useful safety devices are relatively inexpensive and easy to install. Those unfamiliar with installing this type of device can simply have a home contractor do the work. Either way, safety bars have prevented injury and saved lives over the years. Slipping and falling in a bathtub or shower can result in serious consequences and that is why it is so important to take this aspect of preventing fall related accidents seriously.

Shatterproof Glass Used On A Shower Door

Another key aspect of staying safe in the bathroom is to ensure that the glass door for a shower is shatterproof. Shatterproof glass can prevent serious injury if a door were to break. Shatterproof glass used on a shower door is similar to the type of glass used on automobile windshields. When this type of glass breaks it shatters into tiny little cubicle pieces thereby greatly reducing the chances of a puncture wound or cut type injury. If you are unsure about the type of glass in your shower door simply consult with a local home contractor.

Organized And Free Of Clutter

Slipping and falling that results in injury can cause one to lose income by being unable to work and can result in permanent disability. Maintaining a home that is clean, organized and free of clutter is one of the first steps in preventing this type of accident. Those with children should pay particular attention to keeping all areas of the home clean and organized at all times. Children can become injured just as an adult or an elderly person. Contact Hastings and Hastings today for personal injury lawyer assistance if you have been injured through no fault of your own.