Spring is the perfect time to begin planting and gardening again. However, these activities can be hazardous if proper precautions aren’t taken. If you’re making your way into the garden this season, our Bucks County personal injury lawyer suggests keeping these gardening safety tips in mind:
- Take frequent breaks in a cool, shaded place. When gardening, chances are you’ll be working in direct sunlight. Resting in the shade every so often will give your body a chance to recover from the heat and prevent injuries caused by overworking your muscles.
- Carefully read labels on gardening products before using them. Many gardening chemicals have special instructions, and it’s important to follow them in order to avoid harming yourself or your family members.
- Prepare for the outdoors. In order to deter ticks, mosquitoes, and other insects from biting you while in the garden, you should always wear an insect repellent that contains DEET. Plus, you should put on garden gloves to protect your hands from cuts and skin irritations.
- Make sure you’re up-to-date on vaccinations before gardening. Being in close contact with soil and using sharp metal tools can put gardeners at risk for serious diseases such as tetanus. To limit your chance of contracting gardening-related diseases, you should receive a tetanus/diphtheria (Td) vaccination at least once every 10 years. In addition, you should ask your healthcare provider if he recommends getting any other vaccines to protect you while you engage in gardening and other spring activities.
- Recognize and react quickly to injuries and possible medical issues. If you become dizzy or lightheaded, experience chest/arm pain or sustain an injury, seek help immediately by calling 911.
Gardening Accident? Hire the Heslin Law Firm
Even when you follow these spring gardening safety tips to a T, there is always a chance that you may be injured while gardening or participating in some other springtime activity. If such an incident occurs at the fault of someone else, you’ll need to hire a trustworthy and qualified Bucks County personal injury attorney. That’s where the Heslin Law Firm comes in.
As the personal injury lawyer Bucks County residents have relied on for more than 30 years, Mr. Gary P. Heslin is well-versed in handling injury cases of all types and severity levels. In order to determine the amount of monetary compensation you may be owed for your injuries and other damages, Mr. Heslin will sit down one-on-one with you to discuss the details of your case. After that, he’ll use his legal prowess to advise you on how to proceed for the best possible results.
Interested in scheduling a free consultation with our personal injury attorney in Bucks County? Get in touch with us online or by calling 215-332-0300. And for useful tips on preventing dog bites, head over to our blog. We look forward to showing you why we’re the superior Bucks County personal injury law firm!