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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

    Category : Machinery accident claims

    How to safely operate a blowtorch


    A blowtorch is an essential piece of equipment for people working in some diverse industries. For example, you’d expect welders to use them almost daily, to weld things together under a high degree of heat. Plumbers also use them to weld pipework together to make a secure connection that will not leak. You will even….

    The most common factory accidents


    Factories have the potential to be hazardous places, whether you work at a food manufacturing factory or an electronics factory. Unfortunately factory accidents can often lead to serious injuries, which may mean taking time off work or even being unable to return to your job. Factories nowadays rely on high-tech equipment and automated systems to….

    The most common injuries caused by work machinery


    Working in a factory or warehouse with work machinery can be a dangerous job. Whilst it’s true that machinery speeds up our jobs and makes things easier, it can also cause serious injuries when things go wrong. It’s up to employers to ensure that staff receive the training they need to use machinery safely and….

    How to safely operate a pipe cutter or pipesaw


    Pipes often need to be cut to size by plumbers and others who work with pipework. Pipes can be made from several different materials such as copper, steel and brass. However, they would be very difficult to cut if we didn’t have access to a pipe cutter. Pipe cutters vary in size and shape. Some….

    How to safely operate a rotavator


    Cultivating soil is back-breaking work. It refers to the process of digging over the soil and aerating it as you do so. It’s fine to do this by hand on a small patch of ground, but if you are planning to dig over a larger area, a rotavator is a useful tool to have. It….

    How to safely operate a lathe


    Used in metal and woodworking applications, lathes may be manually operated or semi-automatic. There are small lathes suitable for DIY projects and huge machines used in industrial environments. The one thing all lathes have in common is that they have the potential to cause serious injuries at work, even death, if not handled correctly or….

    How to make factory accident claims


    Factories can be a dangerous place to work if correct health and safety is not followed. Health and safety is making workplaces safer and the HSE reported that in 2014/2015 half as many workers were fatally injured at work compared to 20 years ago which is a vast improvement on factory working conditions. Though fatalities….

    How to safely operate a nail gun


    The invention and implementation of the nail gun has been something of a godsend in terms of ease and speed of work for a wide range of businesses and organisations. However, despite advantages they may give, they also pose significant risks of accidents at work. According to figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE)….

    How to safely operate a hedge cutter


    Rotary flail (tractor mounted) hedge cutters present workers using them with a substantial risk of being injured at work. Injuries caused by hedge cutter accidents can be serious, even fatal, and both employers and employees must adhere to relevant safety procedures to prevent such working accidents. Potential accidents at work Hedge cutters can cause work….

    How to safely operate a pallet truck


    There are a huge number of accidents involving pallet trucks each year in the UK, perhaps because these small carts are more powerful than they look. In most cases, these accidents could have been prevented by proper safety procedures, training, and supervision. Here’s your guide to avoiding accidents when operating a pallet truck. What is….

    How to safely operate a Bunsen burner


    Bunsen burners are small gas burners with an adjustable flame, usually used in professional and school science laboratories to heat substances (such as liquids) in test tubes, beakers and flasks, to carry out experiments. As pupils at school, one of the first pieces of lab equipment you encountered was probably a Bunsen burner. If you….

    How to safely operate a strimmer


    Strimmers and brush cutters are an extremely useful tool in the garden, and for maintaining public areas. Their use, however, can be dangerous and it’s important to take adequate precautions to protect yourself from an accident at work if using a strimmer or a brush cutter. Here, Accident Advice Helpline takes a closer look at….

    How to safely operate a ride-on floor sweeper


    Ride-on floor sweepers can be used for a variety of floor cleaning operations, both indoors and outdoors. They are commonly used in industrial settings to clear dust and debris from the floor, maintaining a safe, clean floor area for workers and reducing the risk of accidents. Anyone operating a ride-on floor sweeper should receive full….

    How to safely operate a belt sander


    In terms of accidents on construction sites, the threats and potential causes of injuries at work are both many and varied. From the working environment to the tools and machinery involved, workers need to be on high alert at all times. How can I avoid accidents at work with a belt sander? One machine with….

    How to claim dangerous machinery compensation


    Working with machinery in a factory, on a construction site or in any other workplace can be dangerous for two reasons – firstly because your employer might not maintain machinery to a safe standard, and secondly because faulty machinery could cause an injury which could leave you hospitalised, in serious cases. Those working in factories….

    How to make forklift accident claims


    Forklift trucks can be very dangerous when used improperly and without correct training and supervision. According to HSE approximately a quarter of workplace transport incidents involve forklifts. Those of us who use forklifts in our workplaces should hold a valid licence and be knowledgeable on forklift safety. Unfortunately for various reasons employees are still getting….

    How to safely operate a soldering iron


    Soldering irons are used by both hobbyists and professionals working with electronics (or often in the offshore industry). Their purpose is to join two pieces of metal to create a conductive bond, most commonly in circuit boards or wiring. A soldering iron isn’t much good without the addition of solder though. This mixture of tin/lead….

    How to safely operate a sewing machine


    When you are using a sewing machine you may not think twice about the accidents you could have, especially if it is part of your job. But there are plenty of reasons why you need to be careful whilst using one to prevent any accidents at work. What makes a sewing machine so hazardous? One….

    How to safely operate a jackhammer


    Jackhammers are an enormously beneficial piece of equipment to various industries. Their primary purpose of breaking rock, concrete and asphalt is one that would take a whole lot more time and effort without them. Given their size and power, jackhammers can also cause serious accidents at work and severe workplace injuries if not used properly…..

    How to safely operate a scroll saw


    Scroll saws are relatively tiny machines with a fine cutting blade. They are primarily used for working with thin wood. They are useful for cutting detailed, intricate patterns and creating items such as miniature furniture and clocks. There is a certain amount of risk involved with using a scroll saw. They can cause significantly painful….

    How to safely operate a cold saw


    A cold saw is a type of circular saw used to cut objects. The reason it is called a cold saw is due to the way it cuts, in which the heat generated when sawing is transferred to the item being cut rather than the saw. This means the saw itself remains cold, thus the….

    Understanding a forklift accident investigation report


    If you were to read a forklift accident investigation report, would you be able to understand the facts contained within it? Most people will never have cause to read one, but if you work in an environment where forklifts are used, you will understand how important it is to avoid such accidents. Thankfully, many potential….

    How to safely operate a floor scrubber


    Floor scrubbers are generally used for commercial cleaning and many offices and retail stores rely on this type of equipment for cleaning larger areas. As with any type of specialist equipment, it is important that the operator is fully trained in the use of the floor scrubber. Not only do they need to know how….

    The cost of claiming for machinery accidents


    Sadly, some people who have been badly injured are put off starting a claim by the cost of claiming for machinery accidents. This is a tragedy because they do not have to feel like this. They miss out on valuable compensation that could have helped them get their life back on track and support their….

    Injuries you could sustain from machinery accidents


    The injuries you could sustain from machinery accidents are potentially very severe. Some are even life threatening. If the accident was not your own fault, you received medical attention and it was within the last three years, you should start a personal injury claim for compensation. The money could help you get your life back….

    Your employer’s responsibility to prevent you from having machinery accidents


    Did you know that it is your employer’s responsibility to prevent you from having machinery accidents? Every employer in the UK has a duty of care towards their employees. This means that they should provide safe systems of work and a safe working environment. Was your working environment unsafe? Were you asked to use a….

    Claiming for machinery accidents


    It is understandable that you may feel nervous about claiming for machinery accidents. If you are already struggling to deal with nasty injuries you may feel that you already have enough on your plate. However, we would urge you to think again. Starting a personal injury claim should make your life easier because it gets….

    How to avoid machinery accidents


    When you get injured in a machinery accident at work, your first concern will be to get the medical attention that you need. Very serious injuries can result from machinery accidents and it is likely that an ambulance will have been called. You will receive emergency treatment at the scene and will then be transferred….

    How you could become involved in machinery accidents


    Are you wondering how you could become involved in machinery accidents that end up as personal injury claims? It is important to note that not all workplace accidents are eligible to be included in a personal injury claim. In order to start a claim for an occupational accident, you must have been injured within the….

    Machinery accidents


    There are many occupations that require the use of machinery of some sort and sadly machinery accidents in the workplace are common. You may use machinery on a daily basis in a workshop, factory or warehouse, and heavy machinery with moving parts (such as rollers) could easily cause an injury that could affect the rest….

    Machinery accident


    Suffering a machinery accident can be frightening, and it can lead to some nasty injuries. Machinery is generally designed to be safe to use, providing the people using it are trained and know how to operate it properly. However, if the machinery is faulty, or it is not serviced or maintained regularly, it could pose….

    If you experience rotator cuff injury symptoms you could be due compensation


    Unless you’ve actually experienced rotator cuff injury symptoms, the chances you’ve not even heard of the condition, or that you even know what the rotator cuff is. The name “rotator cuff” refers to a group of muscles around your shoulder joints. There are 4 of them on each shoulder and they control the shoulder joint function…..

    Lifting injury claims


    If any employer experiences a spate of lifting injury claims it’s a sure-fire sign that they have not fulfilled their duty of care to their workforce. Manual handling always carries with it a certain amount of risk. By using forklift trucks and other lifting devices in the workplace, much of this risk can be removed. But….

    Heavy Machinery Dangers


    Heavy machinery dangers are many Heavy machinery dangers are many and if you meet with an accident due to such heavy machinery, you may be entitled to compensation for this accident. How are you eligible for compensation for heavy machinery dangers? If you are working at a place where there is heavy machinery or if….

    Factory accident claim


    Although factories have become much safer over the years due to improved machinery guarding and legislation to make working practices safer, there are still a large number of accidents in factories each year which result in a factory accident claim. Accidents in factories can include: Slips, trips and falls Injuries involving poorly guarded machinery Burns….

    Rotator cuff injury


    Had a Rotator Cuff injury in an accident? Have you had an accident over the past three years that was not your fault? Did you suffer a shoulder injury in the accident? A Rotator Cuff injury is a common cause of shoulder pain. Injury to the Rotator Cuff will often begin as inflammation which is….

    Rotator cuff injuries


    Rotator cuff injuries are a type of shoulder injury. The rotator cuff is actually a group of four muscles and tendons that keep the shoulder joint stable and help with shoulder joint movements. Symptoms of rotator cuff injuries This type of injury often give the following symptoms: Pain in the shoulder, especially when you try to….

    Rotator cuff


    Have you sustained a rotator cuff injury? The shoulder is made up of four muscles, and an injury to any of them counts as a rotator cuff injury. You may have hurt your shoulder in a specific incident, or it may develop over time. Over £30 million awarded a year Over 25,000 enquiries a month Established….


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