Goodmans Law Advises Festive Safety in the Home

Dec 10, 2010, 03:00 ET from Goodmans Law

LIVERPOOL, England, Dec. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Solicitors at Goodmans Law have advised consumers to be cautious in the home at Christmas. The solicitors, who regularly assist people with personal injury claims, warn that the likelihood of injuries in the home increases over the Christmas period.

Jeff Logan, Managing Director comments: "Your house is likely to be busier, there are more electricals, what with fairy lights and Christmas decorations and, of course, a busier kitchen. All of that adds up to an increased chance of injuries in the home over the Festive period."

The statistics confirm this, with the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents predicting that around 80,000 people will be taken to hospital during the 12 days of Christmas as the result of an accident in the home. 

Solicitors at Goodmans Law believe you can minimise the risks, however, adding;

"If you've got very old fairy lights, it might be time to invest in some new ones! Make sure the gifts that your children receive are all appropriate for their age group and keep children out of the kitchen while the dinner preparations are in full swing. Keep the floors as clear as possible to avoid slips and trips."

Just a few precautions like this can minimise the chance of an accident that might just ruin your celebrations!

SOURCE Goodmans Law