The background to Injury Prevention Day
In the UK around 17,000 people die each year in accidents. According to the World Health Organisation, every day more than 2000 children and teenagers die from an injury which could have been prevented.
The five most important causes of unintentional injury are road traffic injuries, drowning, burns, falls and poisoning.
Each year the Association of Personal Injuries Lawyers (APIL) focuses on an issue that could reduce or prevent accidents. This year the focus is on avoiding needless injuries by ensuring vehicle head restraints are properly adjusted.
Injuries as a result of vehicle head restraints
The UK has 50 per cent more traffic on the roads than the European average. Congestion and bad driving habits, increase the risk of low-speed collisions and injuries. Head restraints that are properly positioned could help to prevent subsequent neck and back injuries in low impact road traffic conditions.
Ally Taft, Partner (Solicitor) from Medical Accident Group said: “We are pleased to support APIL’s campaign and we feel it is worthwhile raising issues that might prevent or reduce injury as we see the sometimes catastrophic effects of these accidents. Head restraints that are properly positioned could help to prevent subsequent neck and back injuries.”
She continued: “We want to encourage others to get involved in Injury Prevention Day 2018 with their own messages and campaigns. We can support each other to avoid needless harm. You can share the message on social media by mentioning @APIL and @MedicalAccGroup as well as by using the hashtag #IPDay18.”
Legal support, following an injury
As an experienced firm, we have managed to secure an award of compensation for many clients who have experienced negligent medical treatment. If you have suffered from poor treatment, Medical Accident Group can help. We have a team of dedicated clinical negligence solicitors, with over 30 years’ experience, who will guide you through the process of making a claim. If you believe you have a claim, call us now on 0800 050 1668.