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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

    The danger of working with power tools


    Each job has its own risk of a work injury but some have much bigger risks of a more serious accident at work. If working with power tools is part of your role you will understand just how dangerous they can be if not used properly.

    How can power tools cause a work injury?

    There are many different work injuries that can be sustained by power tools depending on what you use. If you use cutting tools such as saws or drills then a work injury can vary from a simple cut to your hand to something as extreme as a very deep wound that requires stitches and urgent attention. Other power tools can cause equally bad work injuries.

    One of the main causes of a work injury by power tool is loss of concentration. This could be something as simple as turning your head for ten seconds to speak to your colleague or looking out the window.

    How to avoid  a work injury?

    The best way of avoiding  work injury is to keep focused on your task at hand. If someone tries to talk to you either finish what you are doing or turn off the machine and turn around to talk to them. Do not try and do two things at once because one lapse in attention whilst using a power tool could cause a very nasty work injury.

    Also, make sure before you start using your tools that they are fully working. If you have the slightest worry at how it is running always stop using the machine and report the fault to your line manager. A faulty machine can cause just as serious work injury as a lapse in attention.

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    If you have had an accident at work within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in cases such as accident at work injury claims. With 15 years of experience our team of lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress free as possible for you.

    Speak to Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about making a work injury claim through our 24-hour free phone on 0800 689 0500. Alternatively take our simple 30-second compensation calculator test online to see how much your potential work injury claim could be worth.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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