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Tips to Prevent Kitchen Accidents in New York
Posted on Oct 18, 2017 in Personal Injury FAQs
The holiday season is around the corner. It is that time of the year when you can enjoy a lot of delicious food and party all night long with friends and family. Amidst all the fun and excitement, a trip to the ER can ruin your fun and happiness, in an instant.
Emergency rooms are often the busiest during the holiday season. People suffer from various accidents such as slipping on snow and ice, hurting themselves while putting up decorations and hurting themselves while cooking or working in the kitchen.
The kitchen is that part of the home that delivers great food and smiles, but is also a danger zone where traumatic injuries can take place. While you are busy preparing sumptuous meals for your family this Halloween, be sure to bear these kitchen safety tips in mind. After all, you want to spend Halloween with your family and loved ones and not in an ER nursing wounds and injuries.
What are the most common kitchen accidents in New York?
According to several reports, kitchen accidents are most common during the holiday season. Listed below are a few of the most common kitchen accidents:
- Gas leaks and fires
- Injuries sustained from ranges tipping over
- Cuts from knives
- Shattering cookware
- Lacerations and injuries from food processors
- Blender injuries
- Microwave oven burns
Rules that can prevent kitchen accidents in New York
Today, we present to you a bunch of precautions that you can take to avoid these kitchen accidents in New York.
- Holiday clothing may look grand and festive, but can be dangerous to wear while cooking. Some materials can catch fire, so it is best you change into holiday outfits after all your cooking is finished.
- Make sure that pot handles are facing away from the front of the stove, especially if you have young children at home. Pot handles facing the kitchen can lead to spills and accidents. You can avoid burn injuries by proper placement of pots and pans on the stove.
- Always soak up spills immediately. Spills on the floor can cause accidents. Avoid slips and falls by mopping up anything that accidentally falls onto the floor right away instead of putting it away for later. Cleaning spills countertops and stoves is also a good kitchen etiquette and helps avoid food contamination.
- Wash your after handling meat or poultry. Keep a bottle of sanitizer and cleanse your hands before you begin cooking and soon after you are finished.
- You can avoid cross-contamination by keeping raw meats and other food separate from each other.
- Always keep a small and handy fire extinguisher in the kitchen. You should also learn to use it in case of an emergency, lest you will be fiddling with the can when a fire breaks out. Also, keep a fully stocked first aid kit in one of the racks in your kitchen.
- Invest in hot pads and oven mitts that will help protect you from burns and scalds. Use the mitts when you have to fetch bowls and trays out of the microwave or grill.
- Always keep knives stored in a wooden storage block and out of the reach of young kids.
Do You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer?
If you or someone you know has sustained injuries in a personal injury accident, you must seek the assistance of a personal injury attorney at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff of RMFW Law at 212 697 9280.We can provide you the guidance, support, and legal counsel that you need in order to recover from injuries sustained in a kitchen accident in New York.
There may be no going back, there may be nothing you can do once something is done but that does not mean you cannot legally respond in a way that has substance. If someone makes a mistake in the kitchen or is negligent and you suffer because of it or someone you care for, you need RMFW Law on your side. We know how to tackle these types of cases!
Call RMFW Law today! We have won big money for past clients and you too can be on this salient list. You pay us nothing up front, we only win if you win. We make no major decisions without your approval. Let’s hear what you have to say; what is your version of the story? Call us now!