5 Christmas Accidents To Avoid This Year
Christmas is usually recognised as the time of year that brings out the best in people; your friends, family members and colleagues are likely to be more sharing, caring and generally more fun! But sometimes, festive giddiness can lead to some rather unpleasant Christmas accidents in the workplace and at home.
As we all know, knowledge is power, and with the benefit of a little wisdom, we hope you can avoid any unfortunate mishaps this festive season. So, have a look below at some of the most common kinds of Christmas accidents, and with this knowledge, we hope you can avoid any holiday-time mishaps:
- Whether you prefer the tasteful, snow-sprinkled holly and ivy or the pizzazz, all-embracing tinsel and glitz, bringing out the Christmas decorations is a once-a-year event and we are simply not used to having them around. It’s hardly surprising then that one of the most common causes of Yuletide accidents is the ‘falling decoration’, often on one’s head. Ouch! Avoid this by thinking carefully about how you hang, position and place your decs.
- Not only can Christmas decorations drop unceremoniously onto your head, but they can also be swallowed. There are far more foreign objects knocking around at this time of year. Many festive revellers can mistakenly pop a decoration in their Christmas Cake, only to find it inedible and pretty dangerous in some instances. Of course, children and babies are those most at risk of grabbing and decoration and putting into their mouths. Ensure all decorations are safely out of harm’s way when ‘decking the halls’
- Alcohol indulgence is perhaps the most unsurprising trigger for a Christmas catastrophe. Office Christmas parties, nights out with friends are high on the December agenda. However, drinking alcohol is the biggest cause of accident and emergency admissions in hospitals at this time of year. Those accidents range from slipping and falling accidents, burning incidents and drinking and driving accidents.
- Falling items can cause serious damage and during the festive spell. In particular, frozen food items can result in broken toes and feet. Make sure your frozen turkey and sprouts are positioned securely in your freezer so they don’t unexpectedly drop to the floor and onto your unsuspecting Christmas slippers.
- Christmas is also a time where you sample different foods and tastes that your palette isn’t used to. Some allergic reactions can be very serious whether you have eaten, drank or worn something new. Each year, thousands of people discover that they have underlying allergies they didn’t know about around the festive period.
Claiming Compensation for An Accident
If you have been involved in an accident that was not your fault, you could be entitled to personal injury compensation. Please call the no win no fee solicitors at Jefferies on our national accident helpline number or get in touch online.