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Accidents at Home

A family home is a haven but is, unfortunately, often the site of unexpected injuries due to accidents. Efforts are ongoing to educate people about the dangers of accidents in the home, but it remains a concern in 2023.

Common Accidents in the Home

Common accidents in the home include the following:

  • Burns: Inadvertently touching hot surfaces or spilling a boiling liquid
  • Choking: Caused by food or small objects
  • Cuts: Injuries due to broken glass or kitchen knives
  • Electrocution: Caused by faulty wiring or the mishandling of electronics
  • Falls: Tripping over toys, slipping on a wet floor or in the shower, falling down the stairs
  • Poisoning: Accidental ingestion of chemicals, medicines, or certain plants
  • Strangulation: The risk of accidental strangulation by loose cords and strings

Reasons for Household Accidents

Several factors contribute to accidents in the home, including a lack of awareness of hazards and distractions. Often, hazardous items are not stored properly, putting children and older adults at risk of injury. A lack of regular maintenance may lead to weak stairs or exposed wiring, which pose the risk of falling or electrocution. Unnecessary clutter and poor lighting at night may also lead to accidents and injuries.

Preventing Accidents in the Home

Preventing accidents in the home entails assessing and removing potential hazards. It is crucial to store dangerous items out of sight and reach, locking them up if possible. Children must be educated about the dangers of household chemicals, pools, electrical wiring and outlets, hot surfaces, etc. All pathways and stairs in and around the house must be free from clutter and obstructions.

Visit Legacy ER & Urgent Care for Injury Treatment After a Household Accident

Legacy ER & Urgent Care is here to meet your medical care needs by providing affordable pricing and quality care. As part of Intuitive Health’s innovative hybrid model ER and urgent care system, patients are only billed for the level of care they receive from professional and highly trained medical staff. With six facilities located in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, emergent and non-emergent care are accessible and transparent, focusing on superb customer service.

Legacy ER & Urgent Care has six convenient locations in the DFW area:

  • Allen – Legacy ER & Urgent Care is located at 1310 W. Exchange Pkwy Allen, TX 75013, and may be reached at 972-526-5819.
  • Coppell – Legacy ER & Urgent Care is located at 330 S Denton Tap Rd Coppell, TX 75019 and may be reached at 469-702-9917.
  • Frisco East – Legacy ER & Urgent Care is located at 16151 Eldorado Pkwy Frisco, TX 75035 and may be reached at 972-526-7009.
  • Frisco West – Legacy ER & Urgent Care is located at 9205 Legacy Dr. Frisco, TX 75033, and may be reached at 972-526-7020.
  • McKinney – Legacy ER & Urgent Care is located at 2810 Hardin Blvd McKinney, TX 75072 and may be reached at 972-573-6688.
  • North Richland Hills – Legacy ER & Urgent Care is located at 8950 N. Tarrant Pkwy North Richland Hills, TX 76182, and may be reached at 817-663-1247