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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    5 items to place in your house moving first aid kit


    They say that moving house is one of the most stressful things you can do. Whoever ‘they’ are, they are right. On top of all of the palaver and hullaballoo of finding a buyer, agreeing a price at which to both sell and buy, finding the right removal company and, of course, packing, the last thing you want is a serious personal injury to delay or disrupt the process further.

    Moving day itself is something of a whirlwind and the risk of accidents happening, be they slips, trips and falls, accidents on the road or muscle strains and pulls, is higher than normal given the stress of the situation. Therefore, it is a good idea to have a small first aid kit, packed with the essentials, to hand to deal with any trips and falls or other accidents.

    The five most important things to ensure you have in your moving house survival kit are:

    1. Adhesive bandages (assorted sizes): With all that lugging around of equipment, furniture and the endless stream of boxes, a few people are almost guaranteed to suffer some cuts and grazes from trips and falls. Preparing for this inevitably enables you to deal with any accidents of this nature quickly.
    2. Protective equipment: The last thing you want to do when trying to help someone suffering from a personal injury is to spread infection. Therefore, protective equipment is a good idea, with latex gloves particularly important. Also, fill a glove with water, pop it in the freezer and, hey presto, you’ve got an ice pack.
    3. Adhesive surgical tape: Many of the cuts and bruises sustained from accidents when moving house are on knees, elbows and other joints. Surgical tape will help hold bandages etc in place so you can get back to work.
    4. Scissors: In an emergency, quick access to the injured area can be essential. Scissors allow you to cut clothes, tape or bandages in order to treat the personal injury quickly.
    5. Sterile gauze pads: Ideal for larger cuts and prevent infection.

    Your first aid kit should be kept within easy reach, probably with the teabags and other essentials.

    If you suffer a personal injury from an accident that wasn’t your fault, be it an incident at work, car crash or an accident on holiday, help is at hand. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with over 14 year’s experience in processing injury claims. To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    Author: Accident Advice

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