Observing National Public Health Week 2017

by Terry Bryant

When people list their personal goals, good health almost always takes top billing. Aside from family, few things are more important than taking care of yourself. It’s why we watch what we eat, exercise, rest, and strive to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

National Public Health Week is observed in 2017 during the first week of April, and it’s a good time to revisit your own list of priorities. At Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law, we believe it is especially important to focus on your personal health, including finding ways to improve it and also ways to avoid serious injuries and illnesses. Our clients come to us after suffering injuries that have a devastating impact on their well-being, so this issue is one we care deeply about.

Improving Your Health

Most Americans know the keys to living a healthy life – eating a healthy diet, sleeping well, and getting plenty of exercise. Of course, it’s easier said than done. It’s important to carve out time to be active and arrange your schedule to maintain a healthy lifestyle. For people that have a serious injury or medical condition, this challenge is even more difficult.

For example, our clients often suffer from catastrophic injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries or spinal cord injuries. As difficult as it is to stay active, people suffering from these types of injuries must work even harder to make sure that they are doing activities recommended by doctors, which might mean regularly seeing a physical therapist or doing exercises to overcome the obstacles presented by their medical condition.

Preventing Injury and Illness

We can tell you from experience that no one wants to suffer a serious injury or illness that diminishes their quality of life. People can improve their chances of avoiding these injuries by being more cautious and diligent in their daily lives. For example, around 35,000 people lose their lives and countless others are injured every year in vehicle accidents. By adopting better driving habits – avoiding speeding, distraction, and fatigue – we can lessen our chances of being involved in a crash.

There are several other ways that we can prevent injuries and illnesses. Perform a safety check in your home to look for hazards like unsecured medicines, cleaning agents, lead, asbestos, and fall risks. Workplace dangers pose threats of their own. Talk to your employer or supervisor to make sure your work environment is as safe as possible to reduce the occurrence of workplace injuries.

If you suffer an injury or an illness because of someone else’s negligence, contact Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law to schedule a free consultation. When negligence leads to serious injuries, a personal injury claim can help ensure that victims get the compensation they deserve so they can then focus on the important task of recovery. We have been helping clients with injury cases since 1985, and we are ready to put our experience to work for you.

Contact Terry Bryant Accident & Injury Law by filling out our online contact form or calling us today at 1(800) 444-5000.