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Tis The Season to be Jolly

With the festive season upon us we have been investigating the weird and wonderful injuries that are sustained over the festive period. It is estimated that 80,000 people in the UK alone will take a trip to their local A & E department, with the injuries ranging from food poisoning, through under cooking the turkey to burns from people trying on their new Christmas jumper whilst having a lit cigarette in their mouth, 18 people alone were admitted to hospital for this very injury in 2000.

With this in mind we have carefully drafted a Personal Injury survival guide.

Don’t pull the cracker too hard! – it was reported that 4 people last year were admitted to hospital with a broken arm after being a little too enthusiastic with the cracker pulling.

Men please try to avoid turning into big kids – 5 of us were injured last year due to out of control Scalextirc cars.

Family rows, with you all under one roof and with the mulled wine flowing freely it might worth forgetting the things that annoy you about your family members and instead opt for the sentiment of ‘good will to all men’.

And finally although it is the season to overindulge it might worth remembering that during the festivities of the year 2000, eight people cracked their skulls after overindulgence heading for the bathroom.

Hope our guide helps and ensures an injury free Christmas.

IMPORTANT: advice on this page is intended to be up-to-date for the 'first published date'.

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