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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 things you should never put in a microwave

    When it comes to personal injuries, some are unavoidable. Whether it’’s accidents and injuries at work, crashes on the road, public slips and falls or accidents while travelling, the threats to personal safety are both many and varied.

    However, sometimes accidents happen that are entirely preventable. All too often, personal injuries are caused by people making basic mistakes, failing to heed warnings or not following instructions. One classic example is people hurting themselves through improper use of a microwave.

    How to avoid accidents with a microwave

    Whether you work in a kitchen or an office with certain kitchen facilities, you need to know how to safely use a microwave. Personal injuries such as electric burns or scalds can be immensely painful, not to mention embarrassing. Let’’s start with the basics. Here are five things you should never, ever, put in the microwave.

    1. Styrofoam cups and plates: These products are far from sturdy at the best of times and their vulnerability increases as the temperature rises. By the time it reaches boiling point, they will soften and collapse, spilling your hot contents all over the place.
    2. Metals: Whether it’’s pans or utensils, anything metal in a microwave risks causing a fire and a serious work accident.
    3. Eggs in a shell: The time you may save by microwaving an egg rather than boiling is rendered inconsequential when you discover a microwaved egg will explode.
    4. Tin foil: It’’s important to remember to unwrap leftovers before warming them up. Failure to do so will cause the foil to burn, releasing unpleasant smokes into the air and probably setting off alarms.
    5. Fleshy, skinned fruits: It’’s difficult to think of circumstances in which you might want to microwave a grape but should the opportunity ever arise, don’’t do it. Why? Like the eggs, they will explode into an extravagant and dangerously hot mess.

    Workplace accidents are, of course, a deeply serious matter. They can be physically and emotionally damaging for the victim and financially costly for employers. If you are injured at work, it’s important to remember that help is at hand. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with over 15 year’s’ experience in dealing with personal injury claims.

    The freephone advice line is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week on 0800 689 0500 and our expert legal team process most claims over the phone without a court appearance.

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    Date Published: May 1, 2014

    Author: David Brown


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