Everyone knows that common injuries in the winter are slip and falls and even frostbite. But do you know what the common springtime injuries are?
Spring is a beautiful time of year where we start to get out and about more and that can lead to these common springtime injuries. These injuries can lead to having to take time off work (or doing the things you love on your own time!).
Here are some common springtime injuries you should know about so you can avoid them!
We are out and about more in the spring, often running or walking on sidewalks or even city streets and roads. That’s why pedestrian accidents can increase in the spring, especially if we are getting in exercise in the early morning or late evening when it isn’t quite light out. If you are out and about, make sure you aren’t using headphones or ear buds that block noise and use a reflective clothing or lighted vest for better visibility.
Winter can be challenging for our landscaping and sidewalks. That’s why trip-and-fall injuries can increase in the spring, as things shift and change during the colder months. You may not notice your sidewalk, driveway or pathways have changed – especially if they’ve been covered in ice or snow. So, this spring, take a look around your home and repair any pathways that have elevated areas or cracks.
If you have young children, or if you are an athlete yourself, spring is a popular time to hit the links, the field or the playground. And that can lead to injuries. Sports injuries are often due to repetitive use (like tennis elbow or a bum shoulder or knee due to strain) and playground injuries can be caused by faulty equipment. Make sure you are taking care when you play sports (warm up, cool down and see a physical therapist if you have pain) and if you take your children to a playground, do a check of it before you let them loose.
Don’t let a springtime injury get you down. If you or someone you love was injured this spring through no fault of your own, our personal injury attorneys can help. We have a lawyer who will work for you and can answer your questions!