Christmas is a time to relax and put all the year’s stresses behind you. But if you do it wrong, you could be spending your holidays in hospital.
Getting too drunk at the work Christmas party and being hit by cars while rushing to finish your holiday shopping are two common incidents that see hospital emergency staff run off their feet during the festive season.
St Vincent’s Hospital emergency department director Dr Gordian Fulde said this year there had already been a staggering number of people who have had their Christmas injuries treated in hospital.
“Everybody is rushing,” he said.
“Inexperienced tradesman are having accidents with trade tools because they are rushing to get the job done.
“People taking drugs during Christmas celebrations is a big problem too.”
Dr Fulde said the holiday season also saw frequent nasty falls, usually caused by alcohol and high heels.
While these accidents can really happen any time of year, the holiday season does seem to come with its own set of disastrous injuries waiting to happen.
But don’t despair, if you suffer an injury this holiday season and wish to seek legal advice, speak to us at Nick Xenophon & Co Lawyers on (08) 8336 8888. Our office will be open until Friday 22 December 2017 and again from Tuesday 2 January 2018.
Wishing everyone a safe and merry holiday season and a prosperous 2018.