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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

    How blunt knife blades can be hazardous


    Any type of knife blade is dangerous but when they are blunt people often think they are less of a threat and may not be as careful with them, but you still would not like to slip, trip or fall on to one even if it is very blunt.

    Why are blunt knife blades dangerous especially in a slip, trip or fall?

    There are several reasons why blunt knife blades are still a very dangerous item. If you are trying to use a blunt knife you will notice you have to exert more pressure onto the item you are trying to cut, this means that you may find your hand slips more easily which could cause not only a nasty cut but potentially a slip or trip injury  depending on whether this knocks you off balance.

    Also, with a blunt knife you may not be so careful whilst walking around with it. However, if you were to have a slip, trip or fall the impact of the fall would still cause the knife to make a nasty wound no matter how blunt it is.

    How to stay safe

    When walking with a knife you should always point it down and hold it away from you so that if you did have a slip, trip or fall it wouldn’t injure any of the major organs. Also, if a knife is blunt and unusable do not struggle with it, either sharpen it or throw it out safely. This will help prevent any nasty injuries from slips, trips or falls or any other accidents.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Unfortunately slips, trips and falls can and do still happen. If you have had one within the last three years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.

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    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in such cases as slip, trip and fall injury claims. With years of experience our team of skilled lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible. In fact, many clients are able to settle their claims without stepping foot in court.

    To find out more about making a slip, trip or fall claim speak to Accident Advice Helpline on our 24-hour Freephone number, 0800 689 0500. Alternatively, take the simple 30-second compensation calculator test online to find out how much  your slip, trip or fall claim could be worth.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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