If you work in the construction industry, it’s likely that you’ll come across potentially dangerous tools on a daily basis. In almost all cases, skilled workers are able to go about their daily business without succumbing to injury, but there’s always a risk of injury when working with tools. If you’re using a tile cutter, for example, it’s important to adhere to safety guidelines to prevent work accidents.
Top injuries when using a tile cutter
Tile cutters are used widely in the trade and construction industries. They allow you to cut tiles quickly and evenly, and in the vast majority of cases, they do so without causing work-related injuries. However, it is possible to sustain an injury when using a tile cutter. Examples of injuries that may be caused by tile cutters include:
- Eye injuries
- Finger amputation
- Scrapes and grazes
- Injuries caused by flying shards of ceramic
Operating a tile cutter safely
If you’re using a tile cutter, it’s essential to use it properly to avoid tile cutter accidents. Follow these safety tips to steer clear of injuries at work:
- Always ensure you have the relevant personal protective equipment
- Make sure you have the relevant training to use the tool properly
- Always pay attention to the task at hand
- Make sure nobody else is within close proximity when you’re cutting tiles
Can I claim for a tile cutter accident?
If you’ve been injured while using a tile cutter or any other tool at work, and you believe that the incident was not your fault, you may have a valid case for work injury compensation. If you can prove that somebody else, for example, your employer, was negligent, and this resulted in your injuries, you should be able to claim compensation for a tile cutter accident.
Injured in the last 3 years and you sought medical assistance at the time of the accident? Call Accident Advice Helpline today. We understand that work injuries can have a serious impact on your physical health, as well as your ability to continue working in the same trade, and we will do all we can to secure a work accident compensation payout for you. We have more than 15 years of experience in handling work injury claims and we operate a no-win, no-fee* policy. Call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.