June is National Safety Month – Check Out These Resources to Help Keep Your Family SafeJune 11, 2015
The National Safety Council has designated June as “National Safety Month,” and now is a great time to review some of the NSC’s safety education resources. Covering nearly every area of concern imaginable, the NSC addresses accidents and dangers that frequently result in personal injury. Below we’ve provided a snapshot of some of the NSC’s safety facts and a few suggestions that may prevent life-altering injuries.
The Cleveland accident lawyers at Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA frequently represent clients injured in motor vehicle accidents that occurred due to distracted driving. While many do not think talking on the phone or texting while driving, these distractions can lead to serious injury and even death. In fact, the NSC reports that distracted driving is the cause of more than 1 in 4 driving fatalities. Since a large number of distracted driving accidents involve young drivers, parents of teens should take steps to educate their children on the dangers of using a cell phone or otherwise taking their attention from the road. Of course, adults also have a responsibility to avoid talking or texting while driving.
An average of more than 10 American workers die on the job every day, often as a result of avoidable accidents. Things like defects in premises and defective equipment can lead to a wide variety of injuries that can cause victims to lose wages, sustain injuries, and worse. Routine inspections, a safety-first work culture, and defined compliance processes can go a long way toward preventing unnecessary workplace accidents.
As we have previously discussed on this blog, falls are a major cause of injury and death among seniors. The NSC offers a number of suggestions to help prevent these terrible injuries, including:
- Remove clutter that may cause trips
- Secure rugs and carpets to the floor to prevent slips
- Use non-slip adhesive strips on stairs
- Use non-skid mats or appliques in the bath and shower
- Install grab bars and railings wherever possible
For more info on these and other safety topics, visit the NSC’s website.
If You Are Injured, Contact an Experienced Cleveland Accident Lawyer
No matter how well you are prepared, accidents can still happen. If you or a loved one are injured in a distracted driving accident, workplace accident, slip and fall, or as the result of negligence, you need the help of an experienced Cleveland accident lawyer. Contact an attorney at Lowe Scott Fisher Co., LPA today for a free consultation.Back To Blog