Firework Safety Demonstration In Chicago Proves Exactly Why Basic Firework Novelities Are So Dangerous

Following our recent discussion of how dangerous fireworks used in the backyard can be for children, a Child Injury Blog reader from Chicago emailed me a link to this video of a firework safety demonstration gone awry.  The video shows how easily a mortar type firework can tip over and shoot back at the people who are watching the display.  Here, a member of the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance get's hit in the foot with burning piece of the firework.  Thankfully, the injury appears to be superficial and I'm sure she'll make a recovery. I find Continue reading

Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Cautions Adults To Help Reduce The Risk of Serious Injuries & Burns For Children Related To Fireworks

Chicago Personal Injury Attorney Cautions Adults To Help Reduce The Risk of Serious Injuries & Burns For Children Related To Fireworks

What child does not like fireworks? Although they are beautiful to look at, they can be dangerous when allowed to get in the wrong, small hands. Keeping children safe when fireworks are present should be every parent and homeowners priority, for everybody’s sake. Firework Accidents Every year there are more injuries and accidents added under the heading of fireworks. They are also the cause of fires, a reported 15,500 in 2010 alone, causing eight deaths and over $36 million in direct property damage. Some numbers to consider: For 2010, Continue reading