Watch out on Wednesdays in June if you want to avoid injury
Wednesdays in June are the time when Brits are most likely to sustain an injury according to new research by personal injury law specialists First4lawyers.
A total of 1,500 people who have suffered from an injury in the past five years were surveyed by First4lawyers and June was the month where the most injuries occurred, with 11 per cent of respondents having hurt themselves then.
The research also revealed that Wednesday is the most common day for injuries to happen, with almost 20 per cent of respondents having sustained their injury in the middle of the week.
Brits are most likely to sustain their injuries at home (35%), work (18%), on the roads (16%) or on a pavement or public place (13%). The gym can also pose a danger, with just over six per cent of those surveyed having sustained theirs there, with bars and night clubs accounting for three per cent and music festivals accounting for two per cent.
However, we’re most certainly not a nation of slackers. Just under 40 per cent of those injured battled on afterwards and didn’t take any time off work, with a further 18 per cent taking less than three days off.
A First4lawyers spokesperson said: “June sees the start of summer and naturally people want to make the most of the longer days. However, it would seem that with extra daylight comes extra risk and we’d advise people to be aware of potential hazards.
“The research reveals we’re most likely to injure ourselves at home, which would tie in with the peak DIY and gardening season. Longer, warmer days also mean many more of us spend more time outside playing sport or attending music festivals and events, all of which are likely factors behind the injury spike in June.”
First4lawyers is one of the UK’s leading companies that provides marketing and legal services to solicitors specialising in personal injury law and represents over 30 law firms across the UK.
If a consumer has sustained an injury from an accident which was someone else’s fault First4lawyers will put them in touch with a specialist solicitor so they can seek redress for the personal injury they have sustained.
First4lawyers is authorised by the Ministry of Justice in respect of regulated claims management activities and is a registered company, incorporated in the UK.
For further information about First4lawyers, visit first4lawyers.com.