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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

    Top 5 potential accident claims for a baker

    Working in hot, often cramped environments, bakers are exposed to a variety of potential injuries by work accidents.

    Slips, trips and falls

    Slips, falls and trips are among the main causes of work injuries to bakers. Slippery floors in confined spaces increase the risk of injuries to the head, as well as cuts, bruises and fractures. Slipping accidents may also lead to injuries by burning if the individual about to fall reaches out for something to break the fall and accidentally touches a hot oven, for example. Slip and trip injuries must be prevented by keeping floors clean, dry and free of trip hazards at all times.

    Accidents at work

    Naturally, the risk of burn injuries is ever present within bakeries. Adequate protective clothing and equipment must therefore, be provided. Equipment must be maintained in correct working order to prevent fires and resulting workplace injuries.

    Occupational illness

    Continual exposure to a variety of allergens in flour may also be the cause of bakers developing occupational diseases. Amylase, an enzyme contained in bread-making flour can, for example, trigger allergic rhinitis (similar to hay fever) and/or asthma attacks. Occasionally, long-term respiratory diseases and/or skin conditions may also develop in bakers.

    Industrial injury compensation

    Bakers injured at work through lack of protective gear; inadequate maintenance of equipment or insufficient cleaning of floors may be eligible for work injury compensation. The same applies to workers developing work-related illnesses. In case of immediately apparent injuries, claims must be initiated within three years of the workplace accident leading to them. Claims involving conditions developing slowly over time must be brought forward within three years of the relevant condition being diagnosed.

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    Claiming for compensation

    Claims can be initiated with the help of Accident Advice Helpline. Specialising in industrial illness and injury compensation, this law firm has years of experience in handling claims. Initial advice is available via a freephone helpline manned by friendly and extremely helpful advisors. After first of all establishing claim eligibility and the likelihood of a claim being successful, claimants are offered the services of in-house specialist lawyers.

    What to expect

    The legal team operates under a conditional fee agreement, meaning no fee*s have to be paid until the claim is settled and compensation has been awarded. Much of the process may be conducted over the phone, and it may be possible to achieve a settlement without going to court.

    Date Published: July 8, 2014

    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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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.