Summer may be almost over, but that doesn’t mean you’re not at risk for some of the most common summer injuries. After all, temperatures are still hot, kids both in-state and out-of-state are still on summer vacation, and hurricane season is still bringing the rain.
So what can you do to avoid suffering from some of the most common types of personal injuries during these last few weeks? To help you keep a lookout and stay safe, we’ve compiled a list of three of the most common summer injuries:
- Heat-related illnesses. Everyone is at risk for heat exhaustion when out in the summer heat. But if your job involves working outdoors such as roofing or paving, you’re at greater risk for heat-related illness such as heat stroke. It’s important that you’re taking frequent breaks while you work, that you’re staying hydrated, and that you’re staying in the shade when possible.
- Injuries from work-related falls. The summer months are considered to be one of the best times of the year to have your roof repaired because the temperature is less likely to fluctuate during the day and night. But roofing during the summer months also puts roofers at risk for falls, which are the number one cause of traumatic brain injuries. If you’re working on roofing this summer, make sure you’re taking the necessary safety precautions. In the event that you suffer a fall or are injured in some other way while on the job, you may be entitled to worker’s compensation.
- Car accident-related injuries. The roads are incredibly busy during the summer months. This is because cities often use the summer months to work on road projects, which increases traffic. There are also more families on summer vacations traveling across the state, more teens on the road and out of school, and more motorcyclists taking advantage of the great weather. That said, be sure you’re staying vigilant while you’re on the road. Double-check your blind spots, never drive drowsy, and don’t let yourself get distracted. If you’re hurt in an accident because of another driver’s negligence, contact a personal injury attorney.
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There are many different injuries that can affect you during the summer months. In fact, according to the American Automobile Association, the period between Memorial Day and Labor Days is considered to be the deadliest time of the year for drivers.
Whether you suffered a heat stroke because of a negligent employer or you were hurt in a car accident because of another driver, the personal injury attorneys of Allen Law Firm can help. For more information about personal injury claims, car accident claims, or legal help, contact the law offices of Allen Law Firm today.