Most people think of their homes as one of the places they feel the safest. However, injuries at home are common, especially among children.
Every year, millions of children are unintentionally injured in the home, and thousands of these children die or suffer severe disabilities. Still, the important thing to remember is that most injuries can be prevented.
HOME SAFETY FACTS
- More than 20,000 people in the United States die every year from unintentional injuries occurring in the home
- Injuries occurring in the home result in an average of 21 million medical visits each year in the United States
- Home-related injuries account for at least $220 billion in medical costs each year