Reviewed by Jackie Kloosterboer
Updated March 7, 2023
We all like to feel safe in our homes, but unfortunately accidents do happen. Here are just a few of the most common type of household accidents, and some steps to prevent them.
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As we age, the chances of injuring ourselves in a fall increase tremendously. According to the Public Health Agency of Canada, more than half of all injuries among Canadians 65 years and over are due to falls. One-third of Canadian seniors will fall once each year, and half will fall more than once. Among seniors, 20% of deaths related to injury are as a result of a fall.
Here are a few tips to prevent falls around your home:
Looking for more tips? Check out this article from Porch, where industry experts share their advice on avoiding accidents at home.
Accidents happen in the home every year in Canada. Taking a few simple steps can go a long way to preventing serious incidents. If an accident does occur and it results in damage to your home or your property, make sure to call your home insurance provider once any immediate emergencies have been addressed. If you have a comprehensive home insurance policy, any resulting damage will likely be covered.
Check your home or tenant insurance policy’s liability limit. If a visitor is injured on your property, you could find yourself facing a lawsuit.
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About the expert: Jackie Kloosterboer
Jackie Kloosterboer runs a speaking business called Survive It. As a disaster preparedness expert, Jackie facilitates upwards of 100 preparedness workshops annually to individuals and groups, working with them to prepare for whatever disaster comes their way. Jackie is the recipient of the Queens Jubilee Award and the Northwest Preparedness Society Award of Excellence, recognizing outstanding dedication to providing emergency support services and disaster preparedness education.
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