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Winter is here. Time to enjoy the season and keep those winter injuries to a minimum. The more you know, the better prepared you will be. The most common winter accidents that can lead to severe injuries include:
Ice is difficult to see whether day or night. Severe injuries, such as wrenching your back, can occur as you twist to regain your balance and avoid falling. Other types of common injuries include:
If you had a slip and fall accident while on someone else’s property, you may have a premises liability case. Premises liability holds property owners legally responsible for accidents that occur on their property due to unsafe conditions.
Shoveling snow takes a lot of physical exertion working in low temperatures. In fact, it is one of the most strenuous activities you can do. As you scoop, lift and toss the snow, you put a lot of stress and strain on your body because it requires twisting and lifting repetitive actions.
A national study found that over the course of eleven years, there was an average of 11,500 emergency room visits due to snow shoveling injuries.
The most common injuries from shoveling snow are soft tissue injuries to the lower back region.
Take it easy and slow. Use the right shovel and the correct form.
Winter leads to fun and more extreme sports in the snow — ice hockey, ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, sledding, toboganning. These sports can lead to falls and collisions causing injuries such as broken bones, stiff muscles and joints.
Kids love winter sports, but there are risks that come with them. Sliding headfirst down a hill leaves your child open to hitting his or her head or getting hit by a car if near a roadway.
Have you been seriously injured in a slip and fall accident? We have a successful track record of helping accident victims collect the compensation they deserve. Call Nash & Franciskato today at (877) 284-6600. One of our experienced staff will speak with you personally and we will provide you with a free, no-obligation case evaluation.
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Editor’s Note: This post was originally published November 18, 2019. It was reviewed on November 14, 2022 and again on December 19, 2023 and updated for content and accuracy.