Some Common Injuries That You Can Avoid During the Spring Season.
Winters are gone and now the weather is starting to warm up a little. Everyone is excited to move outdoors again for fun activities. Besides fun, many people take this opportunity of good weather to fix up the part of their homes that had gone unattended during the cold months. Unfortunately, time spent gardening, at the playground or even on a vacation during the spring months can lead to dangerous injuries. You can avoid trips to the emergency room if you follow these essential spring safety tips.
It has been observed that the rate of car accidents increases during the spring months, and this occurs because of:-
Even though the snow and ice are gone, the winters have left their mark on the roads. During the winter months, plows are often used to remove snow and ice from the roads. During the process of snow/ice removal, the plow can gauge out chunks of roads. Even freezing and thawing of the road can contract concrete, resulting in massive potholes.
During the cold months, snow and ice are filled inside the potholes, hence not affecting the drivers of their presence. Once the snow starts to melt, the deep holes are exposed which can cause significant damage to cars and can also contribute to some major accidents.
The showers during the spring often bring dangerous road conditions. Those driving on these wet roads should be aware of the wet weather and its potential hazards on the road. The light showers in the spring can make the roads slippery. Sometimes during spring heavier precipitation can cause flooding on the roads and also loosen the debris on the sides of the road. Driving too fast in such road conditions can be very disastrous for you and your loved ones. Drivers need to take extra precautions while driving in the slippery springtime road conditions.
As the weather gets better during the spring, everyone starts the maintenance of their homes. Some climb up the ladders to repair their roofs, some begin to mow their lawns, all these activities can lead to injuries if not carried out carefully.
A lawnmower can cause cuts on the hands or feet and also burns. Before using the lawnmower, make sure the loose parts of the machine have been fixed, the blades are clean and the garden has no objects lying around.
Outside home maintenance can be a daunting task but for how long can you skip it. Many homeowners use this pleasant warm weather for it. Some get so carried away with this whole task that they end up breaking their bones by falling or slipping, endure cuts etc. Before climbing a ladder always make sure that it is in a good condition and has not undergone weathering, otherwise all of the spring you will be spending in the hospital.
Injuries in the Gym
Beach season is just around the corner and many of us feel the need to shed those extra Kgs that we gained during the winters. Proper training by experts is very important because before beginning intense exercise, you need to prep your body. Without proper guidance and not knowing how to use the gym equipment properly you might end up with muscle pulls, ligament tears or even an injury that would stay with you for a lifetime.
Many of us have treadmills at home. As the weather improves the use of the home equipment also increases. The treadmill is very useful equipment, but it can cause major injuries. Cases of faulty treadmills have been heard where a child has been dragged under the treadmill causing his death. Don’t let your kids or pets near the treadmill as they are the ones who are more likely to get injured by it.
As lovely as spring is, it brings with it some risks of injuries. Be careful and aware this spring. If at all you or someone you know has suffered from a personal injury due to the negligence of someone else, then Siler & Ingber are here to your rescue. They are the Personal Injury lawyers who can get you the compensation your rightfully deserve for your injuries.
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