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4 Common Accident Hotspots and How to Avoid them this Summer

Everyone loves the summer. Longer days, lighter nights and more sunshine make it a really feel-good time of year, but it’s not without its perils.

Every year, people have accidents and sustain injuries at the moment they least expect it. Don’t be one of them. Check out these top tips for avoiding the most common accident hotspots this summer:

On the Road

Although cyclists are more vulnerable to being involved in a road accident than motorists at any time of year, spring and summer are statistically the most common time that cyclists will be injured on the road.

According to the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (ROSPA), more accidents occur during the spring and summer months because “80% of cycling accidents occur in daylight” and with longer days, more of us take to the road for longer.

Even though it’s still light at night, stay safe by continuing to wear your winter high-visibility gear and using your lights. Wear a helmet, pay attention to the road and if you lack confidence, enrol in some cycling proficiency classes to boost your cycling skills.

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On the Beach

Everyone loves a day at the seaside but amid all the fun of the coastal fair, burns are a major cause of visits to hospitals and GP surgeries every year.

Children are particularly susceptible but no-one is immune to the sun’s rays. Heat stroke can be fatal, so don’t take chances with your, or your family’s health.

Stay safe by covering up with hats and t-shirts and coating any exposed skin regularly with sunblock, particularly if you’re in and out of water. Avoid the sun at midday and drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.

At Home

Your home is your haven but it’s also one of the most dangerous places you’ll spend your time in.

The good news is that according to Aviva statistics, your chances of having a house fire in the summer drop by 23%.

However, the excitement of things like new Father’s Day gadgets and sporting tournaments mean that accidental damage such as broken windows or DIY related injuries increases by up to 20%.

July 7th is also the worst day of the year for burglaries.

Keep yourself and your home safe by investing in sports equipment that isn’t robust enough to smash windows, that Dad is well supervised when testing out his new drill and that regardless of how warm it is, you secure all your doors and windows properly at night.

At Work

Workplace injuries occur all year round, but in the summer, employees are more likely to experience heat exhaustion by working in poorly ventilated offices or factories, and according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), are more likely to “fall from heights.”

This may be due to more construction work being carried out in the dry, light months.

Be safe at work by following all of the health and safety practices your employer puts in place and if you think they’re inadequate, report it to your manager to make sure your colleagues stay safe too.

If you’ve been injured at work at any time within the last three years, you may have a right to be compensation. To find out, contact the expert injury lawyers at Accident Compensation 4UK who can advise you for free.

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