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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

    Expert help with forklift injury settlements

    Forklift injury settlements are made every year. Their numbers are small, thankfully, since most accidents can be prevented if proper health and safety preventative measures are in place. However, there are rare instances where people are injured and they end up being hurt in ways that can potentially be very serious and even life threatening…..

    Advice on claiming for warehouse injuries

    Working in a warehouse can be a dangerous environment, but it doesn’t have to be that way. If you’re worried that your employer doesn’t take health and safety seriously and you’ve been injured as a result, you could consider claiming for warehouse injuries. Warehouse injuries could range from minor to serious, but you could make….

    Compensation for missing guarding on machinery

    Many machines are guarded for very good reason. For example the average piece of machinery in a factory or on a production line of some kind will have several pieces of working machinery involved to make it work properly. Someone will be monitoring or using the line on a regular basis and the guarding will….

    Compensation for finger caught in machinery

    The thought of catching your finger in a piece of machinery is not a pleasant one. Indeed it is something most people would definitely not want to do. Fortunately workplaces that have machinery present in order to get various tasks done usually have procedures in place that help to ensure the safety of everyone in….

    Factory Accidents: Even machines make human errors

    The development of machines have had an undoubtedly beneficial effect on the effectiveness and performance of factories. Unfortunately, they can also lead to a number of serious accidents at work. Despite being around for hundreds of years and the numerous and regularly updated health and safety procedures brought in for worker’s protection, malfunctioning machines can….

    Common causes of forklift accidents

    Injuries caused by forklifts can happen in any environment where they are used, such as factories and warehouses. If you have been injured by a forklift at work, you could find you are able to claim personal injury compensation if somebody else is to blame for the accident. Common causes of forklift accidents include a….

    Compensation for a grinder accident at work

    Angle grinders are often used to perform a variety of tasks. They can be used on building sites and in factories, because they are versatile and able to cut through all manner of materials including tiles and steel. They can also sand and polish depending on the work that is involved and the finish that….

    How to safely operate a power digger

    Power diggers are professional digging machines which are often used by gardeners or on construction sites. Usually powered by a petrol engine, they are sometimes known as rotators and are a labour-saving device which saves workers time and energy. Accidents caused by power diggers As with any construction equipment, there is a risk of being….

    How to safely operate an arc welder

    Creating temperatures of around 3100 °C in order to melt metal down into a molten substance, it’s no wonder that arc welders are one of the most dangerous tools in existence. Welders aren’t just vulnerable to the dangers of burning, but also of electric shock, asphyxiation due to the release of fumes and gases at….

    How to safely operate an angle grinder

    Angle grinders are powerful tools and improper handling can result in work accidents through kickbacks causing severe lacerations. Grinder discs may disintegrate or shatter, potentially scattering fragments that could become lodged in operators’ bodies or eyes. High noise levels may also result in industrial deafness if ear protection is not worn. Employers’ duties to prevent….

    Forklift accidents: Falling objects

    As a factory or warehouse employee, it is likely that you will be working in close proximity to heavy machinery such as forklift trucks. Due to the size and nature of these vehicles, accidents at work can lead to serious and sometimes fatal injuries. Forklift work accidents: Facts and figures The Health and Safety Executive….

    Factory accident: The importance of hard hats and other safety non-negotiables

    Factories are dangerous and hazardous places in which to work. This statement is backed up by statistics from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) which show that accidents at work in factories account for 16% of all reported injuries at work over the course of a year. Reasons for a potential factory accident Ever since the….

    How to safely operate a wallpaper stripper

    Wallpaper strippers can be used at home as well as in commercial environments, for example by painters and decorators. They are a fast and effective way to remove decorative wall coverings including woodchip, vinyl and wallpaper. Most strippers come with a water tank and are powered by steam, which softens and removes wall coverings, although….

    How to safely operate a tar furnace

    Coal tar, which is otherwise known as bitumen, is often used in construction projects. It’s a black, viscous material which can be melted down to create smooth surfaces which are then watertight and solid when dry. For this reason, bitumen is often used for roofs, paths, and roads. What is a tar furnace? A tar….

    How to safely operate a thickness planer

    Working in factories, you expect to be up close to, if not operating, some serious-looking machinery. Whether packing or making parts, all types of industrial work leaves its employees vulnerable to hazards that could cause a myriad accidents at work. What is a thickness planer? Although it may not sound as though it could cause….

    How to safely operate a radial arm saw

    When it comes to working with wood, radial arm saws can be an invaluable tool. The sheer range of what they can do in terms of types and style of cut marks them out as a hugely useful tool in any workshop. However, they can also cause considerable and serious injuries at work, particularly if….

    Common Factory Injuries

    Working in a factory can be a hazardous environment, and it’s important that both employees and employers take steps to stay protected when working with dangerous machinery. Here are some of the most common accidents which can occur when working in factories: Manual handling accidents – employers should always provide training to employees when it….

    Why are accidents in factories common?

    Given the volume of highly technical and complex machinery that surround the production line, it’s little surprise that accidents in factories are more commonplace than in other, simpler workplaces. After all, computers and machinery do not have the human instincts to stop if something is going wrong, they simply follow instructions. Like many industries, factories….

    Were you injured by a faulty forklift?

    Forklift trucks are incredibly useful for lifting all kinds of things that are too heavy to be lifted in other ways. Large pallets of goods can be moved from one area to another in little time, ready to be stored until needed or unpacked and taken in smaller loads to other areas. Forklifts also have….

    The consequences of poor warehouse safety practices

    Safety is an essential element to consider whatever job you do and whatever type of environment you work in. In the case of warehouses, there can be many people doing all kinds of different jobs all at the same time. A warehouse can be a busy place, and when you add in the likelihood of….

    The Real Cost of Accidents in Factories

    Given the size and highly technical status of a number of mechanised tools that are dotted around most factories, it’s of little surprise to learn that accidents in factories can prove to be extremely expensive. Much of the machinery present on the production floor lies right at the forefront of technological development. The cutting edge….

    Compensation for recycling machinery injuries

    The recycling business ensures that tonnes of waste is properly recycled on a daily basis, saving plenty of things from going into landfill and clogging up our landscape as a result. To do this job properly a variety of machines are used to make the process easier and faster. Many workers go to work in….

    Accidents involving heavy machinery

    If you work on a construction site, you’re probably used to seeing, or working with heavy machinery. There’s no doubt that forklifts, cranes, diggers and drills make working on-site easier than it’s probably ever been and one large piece of machinery can probably do in ten minutes what it would take five men to do….

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