June is National Safety Month, as designated by the National Safety Council (NSC). For 2018, National Safety Month’s theme is, “No 1 Gets Hurt,” and the NSC is encouraging everyone to “focus on reducing [the] leading causes of injury and death at work, on the road and in our homes and communities.”
Each week during June, the NSC will highlight a specific safety-related topic with the goal of raising awareness about the devastating and potentially long-term effects of severe accident-related injuries. These topics are:
- June 3-9: Emergency Preparedness
- June 10-16: Wellness
- June 17-23: Falls
- June 24-30: Driving
Avoiding Injury Risks During National Safety Month
We encourage all Denver-area residents to take part in National Safety Month. As you think about ways to protect yourself and your loved ones, here are some tips to keep in mind:
1. Emergency Preparedness
Emergency preparedness is important at work, at home and on the road. Employers should take appropriate steps to mitigate the risk of accidents on the job, and they should have resources in place to assist workers who have suffered work-related injuries. At home, consider putting together a safety plan so that all members of your family know what to do in the event of a storm or other catastrophic event, and make sure you know what to do if you are involved in a vehicle collision.
Preventive medicine is typically the best way to avoid potentially serious medical conditions, and all Denver residents should consider scheduling wellness appointments with their doctors on an annual basis (these are free under many insurance policies, and some companies provide incentives to employees and policyholders who see their doctor annually). If you are currently receiving treatment for an illness or injury, make sure you follow your doctor’s advice or seek a second opinion if you have questions about your treatment plan’s efficacy.
Unfortunately, doctors make mistakes; and, when taking care of your health, it is also important to be aware of the warning signs of medical malpractice. Nursing home neglect is also an issue that leads to health problems for far too many seniors every year.
Falls are among the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries and job-related deaths. Homeowners and business owners should take appropriate steps to remedy potential fall risks on their premises, and anyone who is experiencing pain after a fall should seek medical and legal help promptly.
Although few will admit it, most people could do better when it comes to emphasizing safety behind the wheel. Driving drowsy, distracted and drunk are all leading causes of accidents in Colorado, and these are all risks that can – and should – be avoided. For more information on driving safety, we encourage you to read:
- Aggressive Driving Can Take Lives
- Colorado Ranks 33rd Nationally in Road Safety
- Drunk Driving vs. Distracted Driving: The Effects and Risks are Similar
Levine Law | Personal Injury Lawyers for Accident Victims in Denver, CO
At Levine Law, we are committed to helping individuals who have suffered serious injuries and lost loved ones due to others’ negligence and mistakes. If you or a family member has been injured and you would like to find out if you have a claim for financial compensation, please call 303-333-8000 or request a free consultation online today.