Accidents do happen in the home, particularly when there are children running around or pets playing. Keeping a first aid kit at home is beneficial as it contains many of the essentials to treat and dress wounds, support fractures or sprains and to prevent infection in open wounds. It is particularly important to keep first aid essentials at home if you have young children. If your child has a condition such as a known allergy or asthma, you should keep specific first aid essentials related to their illness and learn how to use them in an emergency. Your first aid kit should also include dressings, assorted bandages in different sizes and shapes and waterproof plasters. In addition, the kit can include some antibacterial wipes and gloves to stop the spread of infection when applying first aid. If your child or someone in the home has a particular condition, you may want to learn first aid techniques related to that condition to help in an emergency. In addition, some basic first aid courses in treating wounds, burns, broken bones and how to perform CPR will come in handy if someone falls ill or suffers an injury in the home.
Accidents and injuries in and outside of the home
Learning how to perform first aid at home can help to prevent serious illnesses and injuries. Children are accident prone and, as they learn how to walk, they will explore the home. This means that you may have to safeguard your home to prevent children from swallowing chemicals, injuring themselves on sharp objects such as knives or falling over toys and objects. This is easy to do at home but when you are in public places, it is more difficult to control your environment. Of course, other people have a responsibility for health and safety in play areas, nurseries and in other establishments that you may take your child. Should there be an accident that was caused by another person, either by a failure to perform health and safety checks or by negligence, then you may be entitled to compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can help you with your claim and will offer no-obligation advice if you give us a call. We believe that everyone has a right to be safe from accident or injury and we can help you to claim the compensation you deserve should you or your child be involved in an accident that is someone else’s fault.