Take Care to Avoid Holiday Injuries


The incidents of injuries are staggering every holiday season. Some are due to the winter weather, such as ice, snow, and sleet but most are the direct result of decorating. Whether hanging lights for Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, or Christmas it is important to prepare, watch out for wires overhead, and place ladders securely on the ground. Have someone to help so lights do not get tangled and be mindful of the conditions. Slippery surfaces will be an issue so wear boots or work boots with excellent traction.

Businesses Beware
Business owners must be careful to avoiding risking holiday injuries for employees, customers, or visitors. It is the responsibility of the owner to maintain safe conditions. Any injuries due to neglect will most likely result in a lawsuit. If displaying trees, for example, make sure they are secured and will not fall over. Keep floors as dry as possible at the entrance and hire an excellent plowing company to clear the parking lot and walkways of snow and ice.

Every type of holiday celebrated at the end of the year includes candles. They are beautiful and provide a warm glow. Candles are also dangerous, even the small ones in a glass jar. Tree, house, and business fires will spread fast and can cause loss of life, injury, and massive damage. Any injuries suffered due to candles or burns can be devastating, expensive, painful, and cause permanent damage and disfigurement.

Personal Injuries
Personal injuries suffered during the holidays may have been caused by more than one entity. A personal injury lawyer, such as one from Jacobs Law Firm, will investigate the causes and seek compensation form any individual, company, and manufacturer at fault. A free consultation at the office, hospital, or home will begin the process.

Do not hesitate to place a call to a lawyer, and do not speak to anyone from an insurance company. Most of those injured each year have taken care to keep their spaces safe so they can enjoy the holidays. An injury due to neglect can render those efforts useless and is unacceptable. Compensation will not give anyone the holiday season back to enjoy but will make up for medical expenses, lost wages, and any type of disability.

Skyler Barnhart