National Safety Blog Part 1 of 4: Emergency Preparedness
June is National Safety Month. The National Safety Council selected four important topics to discuss this month; emergency preparedness, wellness, falls and driving. Rob Levine & Associates would like to contribute to the conversation about these topics and give you helpful hints to avoid and address these situations.
Emergency Preparedness- Rob Levine & Associates
An emergency can happen anywhere and at anytime. Whether it is a dog attack, a vehicle accident, a fall, etc., you can be severely injured in an emergency. It is important to note however that accidents primarily occur when you are:
- At Work
- At Home
- In Your Car
Though it is impossible to know when an emergency will occur, you can be prepared for one by having the necessary tools in each of these locations. Knowing the steps and actions to take in an emergency will help you get through it as quickly and as safely as possible. Other ways to prepare for an emergency include:
- Have a first aid kit available on site at all times
- Have an emergency contact list either on your phone or in your wallet
- Use precautionary safety methods such as your seatbelt in your car or a safety helmet at work.
- Have a trusted Attorney that will fight for you after an accident
Preparing for an emergency can help lessen the injury and damage of the accident. However, no matter what the accident is it is imperative that you are aware of the necessary steps in an emergency. Having a plan and knowing how to act in an emergency or an injury can help you for when an accident does occur.
In many emergency scenarios, it is very hard not to become frantic. However, staying calm during a situation will allow you to think straight and implement the proper procedures to ensure the safety of those who are involved.
Get Away from Danger
It is very important that, before anything else, you remove yourself from the unsafe situation if you are physically able. Getting yourself out of harm’s way is the first priority. If you are not in direct way of danger, remain still to prevent more injury.
Call Emergency Services
In an emergency, it is imperative that the police and other emergency services are contacted so that the incident is properly documented and the necessary actions are taken. This will help the situation resolve faster, and will also ensure that you receive the proper medical attention and documentation of the incident.
It is most important during an emergency to focus on staying calm and getting to safety. Once the emergency has passed, the next priority is unraveling the situation to see who is liable. Many emergency situations lead to injuries that the victim deserves to be compensated for. If you or a loved one was injured in an emergency situation call Rob Levine & Associates today for a free consultation. We will help you understand the process and your options. Remember, our fee free policy ensures you don’t pay anything unless you win.
About Rob Levine & Associates
Rob Levine and Associates are personal injury attorneys who help individuals who help the injured and disabled. The firm practices law and services Rhode Island, Massachusetts, and Connecticut on injury cases. Rob Levine and Associates also handles social security disability and veteran’s disability cases on a regional and national level as well. Our team is available 24/7 to help you. Contact us at 800-742-3940 or visit our website for more information.