While injuries happen throughout the year, winter weather injuries are common and increase the risk of certain injuries. Weather conditions can be dangerous, and there’s always the chance of slipping on black ice, wrecking in poor visibility, or getting hit by a snowplow. But you don’t have to become an injury statistic this winter.
The winter weather conditions make it easy for black ice and snow to accumulate on the ground, which can be dangerous.
You should always take a moment before you walk outside to wipe your shoes on the mat so that they’re free of snow and ice. When you come back inside, remove your boots or winter jacket, so you don’t track any slush onto various surfaces around the house. While it may seem like common sense, many slip and fall injuries are preventable.
The winter weather can make your winter commute a little more dangerous than usual.
Snow and slush, sleet, ice, and wet pavement make driving more difficult and risky. You need to take precautions while driving in winter weather and always be aware of the conditions around you.
Many people across the country enjoy winter sports like skiing, hockey, and snowboarding. Additionally, snow tubing, sledding, and ice skating are especially popular among children and families.
All of these activities can lead to injuries, and it’s important to take safety precautions to keep you and your family safe.
If you are injured this winter, make sure to seek medical attention as soon as possible. Many winter weather injuries can be treated with rest and ice packs, but some winter injuries can be more serious and might require a trip to the emergency room or have long-term health consequences.
If you or a loved one experienced a winter weather injury, it’s essential to know your legal rights. If another person is at fault for an accident that led to an injury, you may be able to file a personal injury claim so that you receive compensation for medical bills and other damages. Talk with the experienced personal injury attorneys at Saladino & Schaaf to learn more.Schedule your free consultation online today or give us a call at 270-444-0406 (Paducah, KY) or 270-753-1529 (Murray, KY).
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