When you think of a fatal injury, you probably think it could never happen to you or someone that you love. There are no promises in life, and bad things can happen. Therefore, you should educate yourself on the risks of fatal injuries that everyday life poses.

AMPUTATION

Losing a limb is a major loss and potentially a fatal injury. When you lose part of your body, you are never going to be able to continue life as it once was. Things are forever changed; you will endure countless surgeries, rehabilitation, and treatment in order to recover.

You may be unable to work or go back to the same career you once had. There are a multitude of ways in which you could amputate one of your limbs. Make sure you educate yourself on how to prevent something like this from happening.

TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY (TBI)

On our blog, we have discussed numerous times how dangerous and life threatening a TBI is. We have also given information regarding diagnosis and prevention. A person who acquires a TBI will no longer be who they once were. Life changes in an instant, something like this requires a lifetime of rehabilitation, of both the body and the mind.

BURNS

Most of the time burns are not fatal; this is what we would call a first-degree burn. There is also something called second- and third-degree burns, which are extremely painful and sometimes even fatal. Burns can cause a multitude of issues aside from just pain (ex. infection, muscle loss, and so much more).

LOSS OF VISION/SIGHT

Although this may not directly prove to be a fatal injury, it will change your way of life forever and can put you at risk of other life-threatening injuries and accidents. In an instant, everything can change. This type of injury can occur if you are exposed to harsh chemicals or lasers. It can also happen if a person experiences blunt force trauma, which in turn can cause loss of vision permanently.

There are so many ways to suffer a fatal injury. Take the extra step and learn how to better protect yourself and your loved ones. This world is a beautiful place, but it is also a dangerous one. BE SAFE!