Whether you are thinking about downsizing due to old age, or your grown children are moving out of the family home, this change in living circumstances can create new accident hazards which have different injury types. Some of the more common ones are listed below.
What kinds of accidents are suffered by empty nesters and elderly couples?
- Slips, trips and falls
Any kind of move will require furniture and other possessions to be stacked up and labelled. Often these can lay around the house for days, or even weeks, before the removal team come to take them away. It is therefore, important to organise boxes and furniture in an orderly manner, to avoid suffering a nasty slip, trip or fall.
- Heavy Lifting
Moving house necessitates heavy lifting. This should be avoided if you are an elderly couple, as it may cause personal injuries such as a slipped disc, slip or fall, or a more serious accident. Additionally, empty nesters must also be careful not to over-exert themselves when helping their children move out. It is a good idea to hire a professional moving team, who can do the heavy lifting for you. If this is not possible, enlist the help of friends or family, to avoid suffering an unwanted injury in the home.
- Road Traffic Accidents
When moving house, or visiting the new home of a loved one, it is a good idea to familiarise yourself with the route before setting off. Additionally, get a good night’s sleep before your journey. This will greatly reduce your chances of suffering a road traffic accident en route and ruining your special day.
If you have suffered an accident or personal injury, whether a trip or fall, road accident, or otherwise, you may be entitled to compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in the personal injury compensation claim industry. We can help you to make a successful injury claim.
Our helpline can be reached on 0800 689 0500 and is open 24/7. Our specialist operators can be spoken to in complete confidence. We work on a 100 per cent no win no fee* basis, so you won’t be out of pocket if your claim is unsuccessful. If you’ve had an accident that was no fault of your own, get in touch today, to see if you could be entitled to compensation.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice