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:
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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Even when you take precautions, accidents can happen. Home insurance is one way to protect your family against financial losses from accidents. And, home insurance can start from as little as $12/month.