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Top 5 Common Summertime Injuries

We all like to spend our time outdoors having fun in the sun during the summer months. From cookouts to pool parties, people will be taking advantage of warmer weather and longer days to relax and enjoy time with family and friends. The best way to enjoy your summertime outdoor activities is to try your best to prevent injuries from happening and seek medical attention right away when necessary.

Here are the top 5 common summertime injuries.

Accidents in and Around the Pool

The best way to combat the summertime heat is to jump into a nice refreshing pool. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, drowning is the second-most common cause of death by unintentional injury. There is a high risk for injury and an increased risk of drowning. A few factors can cause swimming pool injuries like slips and falls, and drownings:

  • Slippery areas around the pool
  • Lack of safety equipment
  • Lack of adequate supervision
  • Lack of signage around the pool

Accidents on the Playground

Although the playground is a fun place for children to play, playground injuries are too common. Minor bumps and scrapes can turn into broken bones or sprains. Playground injuries can be caused by:

  • Misuse of playground equipment
  • Poorly maintained playground equipment
  • Falling from equipment (monkey bars, jungle gyms, slides, etc.)
  • Roughhousing with other children

Accidents by the BBQ or Fire Pit

It’s that time of year to dust off your BBQ and uncover your fire pit. As a safety measure, you must have a working fire extinguisher ready and know how to extinguish fires and dispose of ashes and embers properly. Fire accident injuries can be caused by:

  • Lack of supervision for children
  • Not being responsible 
  • Lighting fires around flammable materials, objects, and structures
  • Being Intoxicated around the fire or BBQ

Accidents Playing Sports

Sports are an excellent way for the kids to exercise and spend more time outdoors. Common sports injuries are caused by inadequate stretching or warming up before an activity, not wearing the proper protective gear, improper training, or overtraining. Some injuries include, but are not limited to :

  • Sprains and strains
  • Fractures
  • Concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Dislocations

Biking Accidents

Biking is an effective form of exercise and a great way to bond with friends and family. However, biking accidents increase in the summer, and bicycle injuries are prevalent for adults and children. Bicycle injuries are usually caused by:

  • Falling off of the bike
  • Not wearing proper equipment like helmets
  • Poorly constructed bike paths, sidewalks, and roads
  • Getting into an accident with a car
  • Not paying attention to traffic signs and laws
  • Swerving to avoid obstacles

As you and your family begin to shake loose and get back to your favorite outdoor activities, it’s essential to be cautious and safe.

We Are Here To Help

Suppose you are injured this summer from any outdoor activity. In that case, you will need a professional attorney you can trust to handle your case. At Edelman, Krasin, & Jaye, PLLC, we offer more than 60 years of combined experience. We have convenient office locations in Long Island, Brooklyn, and the Bronx, and we know how to approach these cases to get the results you need. Our firm is committed to bringing the compensation you deserve. Contact our New York offices by phone at 800-469-7429 to schedule an appointment. You can also contact us using our online contact form and our Live Chat application on our website to have your questions answered.