Home is where the greatest accident risk is, warns top A&E doctor

“Anyone who is injured in an accident place at home should seek medical attention as soon as possible. In addition to making sure that your injuries are properly diagnosed and treated, it will also result in the generation of an official record that can be extremely important in establishing legal liability.”


If you want to avoid busy A&E units then you should shun the trampoline, discourage the kids from putting Lego up their nose, and be rather more careful getting something out of the loft.

That is the advice of the leader of Britain’s emergency medicine doctors, Dr Cliff Mann, who wants to highlight activities such as horse riding, mountain biking and even DIY, which are more dangerous than you might think.

Improvements in road safety and workplaces mean that homes and leisure pursuits now cause far more injuries and deaths – 1,000 per month – than car crashes and industrial accidents, according to Mann, president of the College of Emergency Medicine…

Read more: https://www.theguardian.com/society/2014/dec/12/home-accident-risk-nhs-doctor