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Shower and Bathtub Injuries Involving Children – Majority of Injuries Result from Slip and Falls

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Thousands of children suffered injuries every year as a result of slip and fall incidents in or near showers and bathtubs. Children also suffer injuries from scolding or burning type of injuries from hot water; however, there is a far greater number of injuries due to slip and falls according to a nationwide study. Parents and caregivers should take safety precautions in an attempt to prevent or reduce the number of injuries in or near showers and bathtubs. Use mats or slip resistant strips in the shower and bathtub. Install rails when possible. Supervision is also key to the prevention of injuries. Do not leave small children unattended and make sure that the bathroom has dry mats and areas for the children to walk following a bath or shower. It is estimated that 43,000 children suffer bathtub / shower related slip and fall injuries every year. Simple measures should and can be taken to reduce the number and severity of these personal injuries. You can read more about this story at Bathtub and Shower Injuries to Children.