At Marks Law Group, we want you and your family to enjoy your holidays together. While holidays are generally fun-filled times, injuries can certainly happen. Shopping, cooking, Christmas trees, and unsafe toys all pose possible threats. In this article, we will go over some tips to keep you and your loved ones safe, including:
Cuts, burns, and faulty kitchen products can cause cooking injuries, especially during the holidays. Keep yourself safe by staying focused, reading instructions, and treating any injuries promptly.
Refrigerators, dishwashers, and ovens are a few of the kitchen appliances that could cause injuries if they are not properly constructed, inspected, and installed. If you are injured by a kitchen appliance or product, be sure to keep the product in its current condition and avoid disposing of it until Marks Law Group has had a chance to review your case.
Kitchen appliances are not the only potential dangers in the kitchen. Food borne illnesses are also cause for concern.
Unfortunately, some cases of food poisoning can go beyond vomiting and gastrointestinal discomfort: severe cases can cause lasting health problems and even death, particularly for the very young and the elderly.
Pay attention to food recalls you hear about on the news and keep follow food safety guidelines.
If you become severely ill from food poisoning, please seek medical treatment immediately. Consider reaching out to Marks Law Group if you can trace your illness to a specific food or even a restaurant.
Christmas trees are one of the most beloved symbols of the holiday season. The glittering lights and brightly-colored ornaments are a wonderful backdrop for making memories if you celebrate this holiday.
Whether your tree is fresh or faux, there are some key safety considerations to keep in mind:
We have written about shopping injuries previously on our blog.
When shopping for the perfect holiday gift, avoid displays that seems unstable or items placed too high to reach easily. Be on the look out for spills that could cause you to slip and fall. Use common sense, and know that you have the right to shop in a safe environment.
Businesses have a responsibility to keep shoppers safe by keeping the aisles clean and accessible; stacking items safely; and securing items that could fall on customers. If you are injured while shopping, consider taking the following steps:
The holidays may bring an abundance of toys and gifts from well-meaning relatives who have not considered any dangers the toys could present to your children. Both Hanukkah and Christmas present plenty of opportunities for presents for young children.
Even toys that look safe could pose hidden dangers. Ultimately, toy manufacturers have a responsibility to use safe materials in safe ways to produce safe toys with clear age limits and warnings included on their packaging.
Of course, there are steps that you, as a parent or caregiver, can take to keep your children safe around toys:
If your child does become injured by a toy, Marks Law Group can help you determine if you have a case.
At Marks Law Group, we wish everyone a safe and happy holiday season. If you or a loved one experiences a food or product-related injury this holiday season, please feel free to call us immediately for support. We are here to connect you to the resources you need and get you the compensation you deserve. To us, your case is personal: we are here to support the members of our community and the greater Atlanta area. We are experienced, and we know how to help.
Happy Holidays from the Marks Law Group team!