A long bank holiday such as the Easter weekend can lead to accidents and injury due to people staying at home and working around the house or travelling and the potential for a car accident on the busier than normal roads.
Due to the popularity of this weekend for DIY and gardening tasks it is worth thinking through your jobs to avoid a nasty injury.
If you are using tools that you are not used to make sure you read the instructions and get advice from an expert. If you use tools improperly then they can often end up causing accidents and physical injury.
Only tackle the jobs around the house you are capable of completing and keep pets and children out of the way as they can prove a distraction or get in the way.
Make sure you disconnect any appliances from the mains supply and if using sharp tools be extra careful to avoid any cutting injuries.
If you need to climb a ladder, make sure it is properly supported at the base and if necessary get someone to hold it for you to avoid a nasty fall injury.
If you are pruning bushes using sharp shears wear gloves and don’t let children or other distractions make you lose focus.
With roads busier than usual and people taking longer journeys than they do normally it is important to keep an eye on your energy levels and to keep focus by having regular breaks.
Don’t go faster than the speed limit and if you are feeling fatigued consider stopping and doing something to wake yourself up to avoid a road traffic accident.
When you are the victim of an accident
Choose wisely for the best treatment since casualty wards will likely be very busy and maybe it would be easier to treat your injury at home or elsewhere. For example, you can call the NHS on 111 to give you advice on opening of local pharmacies, walk-in centres, minor injuries units and GP services that are available out of hours.
It is also worth considering that whatever type of injury you have sustained if someone else caused the accident then you may have a valid claim for compensation. Calling Accident Advice Helpline will help you to determine if your case is valid, since we boast years of experience dealing with all sorts of personal injuries, and specialise in accidents on the road among other areas.
Our Freephone helpline is available around the clock, and their advisors can take the details from you and suggest a way forward with no obligation on your part. We operate on a no-win no-fee* basis so you have nothing to lose and could see yourself getting what you deserve from your road accident claim.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice