Georgia may be known for its peaches and seafood, but the summer heat is just as noteworthy. With summer officially here, more people are spending time outdoors and applying for summer jobs.
Unfortunately, the free spirit of summer often gives rise to carelessness. This carelessness can lead to dangerous, even devastating, accidents.
Be Wary Of Heatstroke
Heat exhaustion is caused by long exposure to the sun and dehydration. Without proper intervention, heat exhaustion can quickly turn into heatstroke. Heatstroke can put you at risk for brain damage and even death.
It’s essential that you drink enough water throughout the day even when you’re not thirsty and to try and stay out of the sun. In some cases, this may be difficult when you’re working outside.
Still, your employer needs to provide you with break times to avoid heat exhaustion during the summer. If you’ve suffered from heat exhaustion or heatstroke because of working out in the sun, it may be in your best interest to contact a workers comp attorney.
Pay Special Attention To The Road
Up to 3 million people are injured on American roads every year. The 100 days between Memorial Day and Labor Day are considered the most dangerous time of the year for car accidents. This is because, during the summer months, there are more people on the road including teenagers who are new to driving or learning to drive.
Pay special attention to the road during the summer and don’t expect other drivers to follow the rules of the road. You stay safe by expecting the unexpected.
More people are out relaxing in pools to cool down from the summer heat. But it’s important to note that drowning is a hazard for everyone regardless of age and swimming ability.
That said, don’t rely on floating devices to keep your kids safe. Always make sure to swim in an area where there’s a lifeguard and pay close attention to your kids in the pool.
What Do I Do If I’m Injured in an Accident?
If you suspect negligence or intent to harm was the cause of your accident, it may be in your best interest to contact a personal injury lawyer or workers comp attorney.