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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

    Looking for a forklift accident report form template?

    Are you searching online for a forklift accident report form template? Are you curious about how a form is completed, and the type of information you might need to provide? If so, don’t worry. Questions like these are quite common in these situations. When you suffer an accident, one involving a forklift truck, you will….

    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….

    How to safely operate a ride-on floor sweeper

    ContentsTop tipsHow to avoid accidentsReport accidentsAccident Advice HelplineRide-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….

    How to safely operate a chipping hammer

    ContentsSafe use of a chipping hammerInjuries caused by chipping hammersAccidents at work involving chipping hammersChipping hammers, sometimes also known as scaling hammers, are used in the welding industry to remove welding slag and spatter from welds. They are heavy, robust tools that should only be used by those who have received proper training. The main part….

    How to safely operate a blowtorch

    ContentsWorking with a blowtorchMinimising the risks associated with blowtorchesPreventative measures are good – but make sure you know first aid for burns tooCan you claim anything for a work accident involving a blowtorch?Does it matter how severe the injury is?Contact Accident Advice Helpline to learn moreA blowtorch is an essential piece of equipment for people….

    How to safely operate a pipe cutter or pipesaw

    ContentsWhy could a pipe cutter be dangerous to use?The importance of checking a pipe cutterKnow what to do if you do suffer a cut from a pipe cutterFind out whether your pipe cutter injury might lead to compensationPipes often need to be cut to size by plumbers and others who work with pipework. Pipes can….

    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 glue gun

    The after-effects of accidents at work can even leave those with the best work-ethic feeling as though a day at the grindstone is a little too much to bear. Not only can a work-related injury cause physical pain, it can also lead to long-term injury, as well as emotional issues and an association of work….

    How to safely operate a rotavator

    ContentsWhat is a rotavator?Making sure you’re safe when using a rotavatorEssential safety tipsWas someone else responsible for your injury?Could we help?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,….

    How to safely operate a strimmer

    ContentsProtective clothingPetrol or electric?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….

    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 safely operate a jigsaw

    Have you had an accident at work? Have you been injured as a result of using power tools at work? If so, you could claim compensation. Call Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about work accident compensation and how it could help you to recover from loss of earnings and unexpected medical costs. What….

    How to safely operate an impact wrench

    ContentsWorking with impact wrenchesTop 5 impact wrench safety tips:Claiming for a work-related impact wrench injuryFrom office-related RSIs and slips, trips and falls in kitchens, to road collisions and accidents involving heavy-duty machinery, over 78,000 injuries due to accidents at work were reported to the Health and Safety Executive in 2012/13 alone. When operating hazardous machinery….

    How to safely operate a sewing machine

    ContentsWhat makes a sewing machine so hazardous?How to avoid an accident at work with 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….

    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 hedge cutter

    ContentsPotential accidents at workOther work accidents involving hedge cuttersMore information on safe use of hedge cuttersWork injury claimsRotary 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….

    How to safely operate a Bunsen burner

    ContentsSafety precautions when using a Bunsen burnerHow dangerous are Bunsen burners really?What injuries can a Bunsen burner cause?Claiming compensation after a laboratory accidentBunsen 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….

    How to safely operate a belt sander

    ContentsHow can I avoid accidents at work with a belt sander?Key safety tips to help avoid accidents with belt sandersIn 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….

    How to safely operate a heat gun

    Heat guns are used in many industries, from automotive, aerospace and electronics industries, to construction, maintenance, medical or packaging applications. Depending on type and accessories, they can be used to strip paint, de-solder electronic circuit boards, shrink-wrap packages and more. Wherever they are used, it is vital to follow safety instructions to prevent potentially serious….

    How to safely operate a soldering iron

    ContentsButane or electric – which soldering iron is best?How to use a soldering ironSafety precautions when using a soldering ironOther risks of soldering ironsShould you claim compensation after a soldering accident?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….

    How to safely operate a grinding machine

    Many jobs involve using machinery of some sort, particularly those where workers are based in warehouses or factories. For example, a grinding machine (or a grinder, to give it its alternative name) is fitted with an abrasive grinding wheel to help shape all kinds of items. There are lots of different grinding machines, too, such….

    How to avoid accidents in a factory

    ContentsExamples of potential risk of accidents in a factoryThe importance of conducting risk assessmentsProviding training to keep employees safeMaking sure machinery is running smoothlyIssuing appropriate personal protective equipmentAvoiding fatalitiesMaking a claim after suffering an accident while doing factory workWhile office work tends to be the type of work most of us consider when exploring the various locations….

    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….

    Work machinery accident compensation

    Machinery Accident claim information and advice If you have any questions or need expert advice about accident claims and compensation for your machinery accident claim, talk to one of our friendly, legally trained advisors now, on 0800 689 0500. Have you had a machinery accident? If you work with machinery, you should be able to….

    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…..

    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

    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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