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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

    Manufacturing accident claim

    Under UK law, your employer is required to take all reasonable steps to ensure that they keep you, the employee safe at work. If your employer has ignored this responsibility and you have suffered as a result, you may be entitled to make a manufacturing accident claim. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we can assist you in….

    The consequences of reckless forklift driving

    Being reckless is never a good idea. It increases the chances of accidents taking place and things going wrong that could easily have been avoided. This definitely applies in the case of forklift trucks and the people who drive them, too. The consequences of reckless forklift driving could be fatal for one or more people….

    Compensation for being trapped under a machine

    Working with machinery can have many risks. Heavy machinery can cause accidents and injuries if is not working properly or has not been used in the correct manner. Building jobs, factory or warehouse jobs amongst others can involve working with machines that can be potentially dangerous if something were to go wrong. Many accidents involving….

    Compensation for fatal factory accidents

    Losing a loved one in a fatal industrial accident is one of the worst things that could happen, and in the aftermath of fatal factory accidents, many families suffer financially. Your finances may not be foremost in your mind, but paying your rent, mortgage and household bills is still important. Instead of lying awake worrying….

    Compensation for injuries from poorly-guarded machinery

    Industrial accidents are often caused by poorly-guarded machinery. Mechanical equipment is used throughout the UK in many different fields and is vital to the operation of everything from manufacturing to agricultural processes, but the use of heavy machinery with fast-moving parts or blades comes at a cost. Much of this equipment has the potential to….

    How to safely operate a compaction rammer

    Compaction rammers are generally used on building sites, to compact soil before building materials are placed on top. The rammer is managed by the construction worker and powered by a diesel or gas engine; it can deliver up to 750 blows per minute and usually travels forward when in use. Due to the force these….

    How to safely operate a fire extinguisher

    Anyone operating a fire extinguisher should have hands-on training and it is important to use the right type of extinguisher for the type of fire in question, as there are many different types of extinguisher. You will find Class A, B, C, D and K extinguishers although most workplaces will have just one or maybe….

    How to safely operate a needle scaler

    A needle scaler is a vital part of any mechanic’s tool kit, but using machinery and tools carries risks and if you’ve been injured in an accident at work, you may be able to claim compensation. What is a needle scaler and how can it cause work-related injuries? A needle scaler is not the biggest….

    How to safely operate a diamond blade

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we are as committed to preventing accidents at work as we are at providing redress for those who have been unfortunate enough to suffer one. In this article, we publish a handy guide on the do’s and don’ts of correct use of a diamond blade in order to reduce the chances….

    Lathe operator injury advice

    If you operate a lathe and have been injured whilst operating it, you may need lathe operator injury advice. If that is the case you should consider contacting Accident Advice Helpline. We have legal experts who have dealt with personal injury claims in a wide range of situations and they will be able to give….

    Steamroller accident claim

    If you have been involved in an accident involving a steamroller at any time during the last three years, you may want to make a steamroller accident claim. Any kind of industrial or work accident should be covered by the insurance of your employers, providing that it was not your fault but due to the….

    Hand injured by machinery

    A maintenance worker suffered severe damage to his hand after it became trapped in the moving parts of a machine. The 60-year-old male from Rochdale was working at Comfy Quilts Ltd in Stakehill, Manchester at the time of the accident on 2 July 2013. He had been asked to carry out maintenance on a pillow-filling….

    How to safely operate a leaf blower

    When it comes to gardening, or clearing pathways and roadsides, during the autumn months, few tools prove to be as invaluable as a leaf blower. However, useful though they undoubtedly are, they can also cause substantial injuries at work if used incorrectly. Fortunately, there are various safety guidelines you can follow to minimise this risk…..

    Avoiding power lines as a crane operative

    Being a crane operative is a hazardous job. One such hazard is overhead electrical power lines. Contact with power lines cause many serious injuries each year, and can even be fatal. This is a problem, in particular in the agriculture and construction industries. Cranes that work predominantly in construction can come into contact with power….

    Who’s to blame for my forklift accident?

    Many employees in the building, factory, warehouse and construction industry rely on the use of forklift trucks to move stock and help with lifting. If you are unlucky enough to sustain an injury following an accident at work you may be wondering: “Who’s to blame for my forklift accident?” If you believe the accident wasn’t….

    Were you injured by faulty machinery at work?

    If you work in an environment with machinery, such as in a warehouse or factory, or on a construction site, then you could be injured by faulty machinery at work. It isn’t always immediately clear who is at fault – if the machinery has developed a manufacturing or design defect, it could be the manufacturer….

    Metalworking injury advice

    It is good to know that metalworking injury advice is only a phone call away. Accident Advice Helpline advisors are the best people to talk to if you are considering legal action after a metalworking accident. If metalworking is part of your job then you need to be aware that your employer is responsible for….

    Compensation for a butchery machinery accident

    Most people are familiar with a butcher’s shop or counter, but their familiarity usually ends with being on the purchasing side of the counter. However you might be aware that meat doesn’t always come into a butcher’s shop looking the same as when you buy it. In many cases the butcher will need to cut,….

    Compensation for losing digits in machinery

    Having the use of your hands is something we all take for granted. They are incredibly dexterous, with each of your fingers comprising three bones that extend from your knuckles to your fingertips. If you happen to work in an environment where you use your hands to operate machinery, then they are important for your….

    Compensation for a grinder injury at work

    It’s an inevitable fact of life that accidents happen. That’s why the UK has some of the strictest health and safety laws in the world. Some jobs inherently carry more risk than others. If you work in an office and the most dangerous piece of equipment you use all day is your PC, your risk….

    How to safely operate a wood router

    A wood router is an essential tool in woodwork. It can make light work of even the most difficult tasks. At Accident Advice Helpline, we are experts in all areas of personal injury law. With over 13 years’ experience, we have amassed a wealth of knowledge in how to prevent accidents at work. In this….

    How to safely operate a pneumatic torque wrench

    At Accident Advice Helpline, we have over 13 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury law. This has made us experts in recognising and preventing the dangers of an accident at work. In this article, we delve into the proper use of a pneumatic torque wrench and how to operate one safely in order….

    How to safely operate a knitting machine

    Sewing is, relatively speaking, a lot safer than many activities, but operating any machinery that has sharp moving parts still poses a danger. Garment workers in particular are exposed to accidents at work associated with using a knitting machine and here, Accident Advice Helpline publishes a handy guide on proper use of a knitting machine…..

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