With the Fourth of July tomorrow, many Americans are excited to both watch and light fireworks. However, when used incorrectly, fireworks can be incredibly dangerous.
A report by the Consumer Product Safety Commission shows that 9,000 people are injured by fireworks every year, with children under the age of 15 sustaining 40% of those injuries. If you are going to allow your children to use fireworks, be sure to supervise them very closely.
A fifth of all fireworks injuries affect the eyes. A significant amount of fireworks-related eye injuries leave their victims with permanent vision loss or even blindness. It’s important to always read and follow the directions printed on a firework’s label to reduce the chances of injury.
The firework injury attorneys of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ask that you practice safe firework use and wish you a happy Independence Day.