Monthly Archives: June 2020

Watch Out for Slip and Fall Swimming Pool Injuries This Summer

Summer is here and that means you’re likely to get texts, social media posts, and emails inviting you to pool parties at friends’, coworkers’ and your kids’ classmates’ houses. While a day in the pool and some fun in the sun might sound like just what your family needs after this spring’s coronavirus quarantine, unfortunately, swimming pools are common places for slip and fall injuries. What is a Slip and Fall Injury? Just like the name suggests, a slip and fall injury is when a person slips on a surface - such as the concrete surrounding a pool - and falls and injures themselves. Slip and fall injuries can be serious. Common injuries from slip and falls include: Cuts and contusions, including concussion Broken limbs Traumatic brain injury (TBI) Sadly, in the case of a pool slip and fall, the slip and fall victim runs the risk of drowning if their fall is unnoticed by [...]

By |2020-06-19T11:09:41+00:00June 19th, 2020|Injuries to Children|

Have You or Your Child Been the Victim of a Swimming Pool Injury?

With social distancing requirements easing after this past spring’s coronavirus-induced quarantine, more and more pool owners are hosting swimming pool parties. If you haven’t already, you may soon find yourself invited to a pool party by a neighbor, friend, coworker, or family of one of your children’s classmates. Taking a dip in a refreshingly cool pool can be a fun way to pass a summer day. However, swimming pools can also be the sites of serious injuries and even deaths. Common Swimming Pool Injuries Swimming pool injuries may be the result of a slip and fall. These types of injuries can result in a variety of injuries including: Cuts and contusions Concussions Broken bones Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) Spinal cord injuries and paralysis Getting trapped in pool drains Contracting a water-borne illness from improper pool care Sustaining chemical burns from over-chlorination of a pool Unfortunately, some swimming pool accidents also result in deaths as a [...]

By |2020-06-19T11:04:12+00:00June 19th, 2020|Injuries to Children|