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What to do if Injured During Quarantine

In: Personal Injury

To protect yourself amidst the coronavirus pandemic, it is important to be aware of what to do if personal injuries occur.

Boca Raton residents are under lockdown in an effort to reduce community spread of the coronavirus. During the pandemic, people are still out either working essential jobs or making supply runs to local stores. The stress we are under and the distraction of worrying about loved ones makes accidents resulting in potentially serious personal injuries more likely to happen. The following details how to handle these incidents in a way that protects both your health and your rights to compensation in a claim.

Accidental Injuries That are More Likely to Happen During the Coronavirus Pandemic

On March 26, 2020, the City of Boca Raton issued an emergency order in response to the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic. Following state guidelines, the Stay Home, Stay Safe plan aims at ‘flattening the curve’ by reducing the overall numbers of cases in our area.

While there is a dramatic decrease in the number of people on the road and out in public places, the stress and worry most feel over the situation makes accidental injuries more likely to happen. Common places these are likely to occur and the causes include:

Steps to Take in the Event of Personal Injuries

In the event of any type of accident, it is important to notify law enforcement or onsite security immediately so that an accident report is filed. In addition to documenting the incident, this provides important evidence when filing a personal injury claim. Unfortunately, the demands of the pandemic mean that you may have to wait longer for help. During this time, be mindful of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines regarding social distancing and take the following precautions:

Our Boca Raton Personal Injury Attorneys are Here to Help

During this difficult time, Ged Lawyers, LLP remains on the job and ready to help when accidents occur. Call or contact our Boca Raton personal injury attorneys online to discuss your case today.