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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 can’t put in the oven

    Whether you are using an oven at home or in a restaurant kitchen, there are some things that you simply can’t put in the oven.

    Obvious things you can’t put in the oven

    Some things are very obviously not suitable for putting into ovens. Some of these things include, for instance:

    1. Clothing
    2. Towels or dishcloths
    3. Newspapers
    4. Toys
    5. Aerosols

    Less obvious things you can’t put in the oven

    Other items are not quite as obvious. Plastics, for example, may or may not be suitable for putting into the oven. Other items you can’t put in the oven consist of:

    1. Wood, as it will warp and glue lines may split
    2. Crockery without special ‘oven safe’ symbols
    3. Plates with adhesive designs
    4. Glass that is not marked as ‘oven safe’
    5. Cleaning products that are not specifically designed to clean ovens

    To prevent fires or explosions and resulting injuries at work or at home, it is best to assume that you can’t put in the oven anything that is not marked as oven safe.

    Incidents at work

    When you start working in a kitchen, your employer should, as part of his duty to prevent accidents at work, make you aware of anything that you can’t put in the oven. If this is not done and you are subsequently injured at work by a fire or explosion, your employer may be held liable to pay you work injury compensation.

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    Other instances justifying a claim

    In a similar fashion, if you were not shown how to use equipment properly, work safely with hot oil or pick up heavy boxes without hurting yourself and you sustain a work injury by doing something wrong, you could again be entitled to claim for compensation.

    Slips or trips caused by poor housekeeping and injuries by electrocution due to faulty or damaged equipment, may equally entitle you to make an industrial injury claim.

    How to claim

    Making a compensation claim after a workplace accident is comparatively simple with the help of Accident Advice Helpline injury experts. In the business of helping people like you get the compensation they are entitled to for more than 15 years, our in-house solicitors will support you throughout the claim procedure, dealing with many of the processes involved over the telephone.

    What you need to do

    All you have to do is call our advisors on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile, or 0800 689 0500 from a landline. Explain your situation and ask for one of our solicitors to be assigned to your case.

    Date Published: August 1, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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