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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 wood chipper

    Wood chippers are a great way to get rid of large and unwieldy pieces of wood that won’t otherwise be used and to turn them into a useful substance. Wood chippings can be used to create fuel, or pulp that helps to fertilise soil. They are also often used in landscaping to create softly covered….

    How to safely operate a wall sander

    Wall sanders are used in decorating projects in order to smooth down the surface of a wall or remove a previously textured surface in order to start afresh. They save decorators a great deal of time and physical effort and are relatively safe to use as long as proper safety procedures are adhered to. What….

    How to safely operate a power wrench

    Accidents at work can cause myriad injuries and leave you feeling both hurt and humiliated. When you work in a role that invites the use of specific tools, it is essential that both you and your employer do all you can to minimise the risk of work-related injury. Tips for safely operating a power wrench….

    How to safely operate a lawn mower

    The gardening business is brimming with hazards that can lead to catastrophic accidents at work. The very nature of the job requires sharp machines and electrical equipment – from heavy-duty chainsaws to the humble garden shears, gardening accidents present a myriad possible injuries. What is a lawn mower? Arguably the most common and well-known piece….

    How to safely operate diamond tools

    Diamond cutting tools are exceptionally useful and can make cutting through brick, concrete, stone, and other tough materials, or precision-cutting softer materials, a simple task. Used incorrectly, however, they can be extremely dangerous and potentially cause serious personal injuries. Dress to prevent accidents at work The first step towards safe diamond tool operation is to….

    How to safely operate a wall chaser

    Every day, thousands of people all over the UK use tools to carry out everyday work-related tasks, and while this increases efficiency and productivity, it also raises the risk of work accidents. If you’ve had an accident at work and you are seeking compensation for your injuries, call Accident Advice Helpline. What is a wall….

    How to safely operate a chainsaw

    Chainsaws are powerful, dangerous tools that can inflict serious, even fatal work injuries. They should therefore only be used by trained workers. Preventing accidents at work To prevent fuel-related workplace accidents, petrol containers for chainsaws should feature securely fitting caps and be: Designed specifically for chainsaw lubrication/ fuelling In good condition Clearly labelled Spills (over-filling)….

    How to safely operate an iron

    Accidents around the home vary from slips, trips and falls to burns and scalds. The home is brimming with hazards but following simple safety steps will significantly reduce the risk of injuries incurred in the home. Top tips for safely using an iron Iron in an area that does not cause obstruction to the rest….

    Why machinery accidents at work are so common

    If you work with any kind of machinery at work then you are at risk of being involved in an accident. This could be a road traffic accident whilst driving, a factory accident or an injury caused by using power tools. There are several different types of machinery accidents which can occur at work: Entanglement….

    Common factory worker accidents

    Other than building sites, factories are perhaps the most dangerous working environments you’ll find. For this reason, it’s of the utmost importance that the correct health and safety procedures are implemented and adhered to at all times. Health and safety procedures in a factory According to the Health and Safety Executive, the health and safety….

    Synopsis of factory accidents Synopsis of factory accidents When it comes to accidents at work forklift trucks are a common factor, especially in a large factory. This is because as far as transporting goods are concerned there is really no other way. However, use of these trucks are fraught with a number of different risks like operatives who….

    Work Accidents: Life on the production line

    The life of a modern factory worker can be precarious. Given the scale of the production process, the size of the units involved and the complexity of the machines that perform the task, it’s perhaps unsurprising that work accidents occur in factories at a significantly higher rate than they do in other industries and environments…..

    Factoring accident prevention into your factory

    Accidents at work in the factory can be hugely damaging on both a personal and professional level. As well as causing significant physical pain and injury, or even worse, death, the costs of a serious factory accident can be astronomical. Therefore forethought in accident prevention is essential in order to minimise the risks. Statistics from….

    Factory Accidents: Staying safe in the factory

    Statistics from the Health and Safety Executive reveal that factories are one of the most dangerous environments in which to work in Britain. Though only 10 per cent of Britain’s workforce are employed in a factory, they make up an average of 16 per cent of reported accidents at work over the course of a….

    Work Accidents: A machine is only as safe as its operator

    Back in 1908, when Henry Ford’s vision of an affordable car, mass-produced throughout the United States became a world-changing reality, he could scarcely have imagined the impact his ingenuity would have on the world and the changes it would inspire. Unfortunately, the modern manufacturing industry is also home to a number of work accidents, and….

    Forklift driving and the law

    Fork lifts are used throughout a variety of industries, from manufacturing environments and warehouses to construction sites and anything in between. In accordance with the law, employers must comply with the 1998 Regulation for Provision and Use of Work Equipment when allowing employees to drive forklifts. This means forklift trucks must be suited to their….

    Potential risks doing warehouse work

    A great many people earn money working in a warehouse. For some people it is a good long-term job while for others an excellent way to make money with part-time shifts on top of other work. However, it is important to note there are a number of potential risks to doing warehouse work. Tiredness One….

    Forklift injury advice

    Forklift trucks play an important role in many workplaces. However, if not used with care and attention they can pose a danger to others, as well as the driver. If you have been injured by one of these trucks, it will be in your own interest to seek forklift injury advice. There are many different….

    The dangers of driving for a living

    When accident statistics are released, the number for different kinds of vehicle is usually expressed as accidents per x miles travelled, so it should come as no surprise that the more miles driven, the more likely, statistically, you are to have a road traffic accident. Statistics are not some kind of guarantee, however – just….

    Top tips for preventing factory accidents

    Factories can be dangerous places. It’s good to know the vast majority of factories in the UK have excellent safety records though. This is because employers diligently follow the health and safety rules to ensure their factories are as safe as they can possibly be. In reality, it is quite possible to avoid the vast….

    Compensation for factory whiplash injuries

    Whiplash will be familiar to most people, even if they haven’t actually suffered it themselves. Yet while it is commonly associated with car accidents, it can occur in other ways as well. Basically any accident that means the head is thrown forwards or in any direction very suddenly can lead to whiplash. The neck has….

    Can I claim for an engraving accident?

    It is not often that someone asks, ‘Can I claim for an engraving accident?’ but at Accident Advice Helpline we do get the occasional enquiry. We are aware that those who work in engraving use intricate tools and methods, and sometimes things can go wrong. Sometimes the safety measures that are in place did not….

    Miller accident counselling

    Miller accident counselling can help you to come to terms with a traumatic and life-changing accident. If you are struggling to return to work due to permanent injuries or need treatment to ease stress and anxiety then counselling may be the course of action for you. Counselling can only be recommended to you by your….

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