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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

    Forklift accidents: Unsteady loads

    Forklift trucks are a revolutionary 20th century invention that ensure efficiency and increased productivity in the workplace. However, forklifts can also be a major source of work-related accidents.  The HSE reports that between 2001/2002 and 2005/2006 21,190 workplace accidents involving forklift trucks were reported. Of these 94 were fatal, 5,758 were major and 15,338 resulted….

    Need to file a forklift accident report form?

    Accidents in the workplace have become very rare since the inception of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974. This has undoubtedly saved lives since the very beginning, and continues to do so today thanks to the framework it provides to make it easier to protect all workers. However, accidents can still occur, and….

    Who’s to blame for my manufacturing injury?

    If you have been injured whilst working in a factory, you might be wondering if you could claim compensation. Or maybe you’ve suffered serious injuries working in a food processing plant or other manufacturing facility, and you’re wondering, “Who’s to blame for my manufacturing injury?” The answer could be simpler than you think – and….

    Injuries you could sustain in a recycling plant

    Recycling is big news nowadays, as we all strive to find ways to recycle the things we use. Many of the items we throw away can be recycled, so the more we can do to reuse things, the better our world will be. Some people will know better than others what happens to these items….

    Compensation for cardboard baling injuries

    A baling machine is particularly useful in industries that generate a lot of cardboard. This can take up lots of space if it is not properly managed. Therefore the waste industry does all it can to compress the cardboard with a baling machine. This will compress the cardboard and turn a large amount into a….

    Compensation for nip point injuries

    If you work in the industrial field you may already be familiar with the so-called ‘nip point’ on some machinery. The nip point is the gap that exists between a belt on a conveyor and a roller. As such it is very small and cannot accommodate – nor should it be able to accommodate –….

    Warehouse worker accident claim

    A warehouse worker accident claim can be filed by a worker who has received an injury as a result of an accident that is the fault of someone else, and who therefore wishes to file a personal injury claim. Working in a warehouse can be dangerous as there are generally a lot of heavy boxes….

    How to safely operate a slab and block splitter

    Slab and block splitters can be used in various construction and landscaping projects in order to tailor paving stones for specific uses, for example in small corners. Being able to split blocks means being able to create very specific paths or paved areas, according to client specifications, without having to order each individual size needed…..

    How to safely operate a steel cut off saw

    Accidents involving heavy machinery and tools are fairly common, both at home and at work. If you’ve had an accident at work and you are thinking about claiming compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline. How to reduce the risk of work accidents: Operating a steel cut off saw safely Steel cut off saws are also known….

    How to safely operate a concrete saw

    Concrete saws, also known as consaws or road saws, are a staple presence at a wide range of construction and road-work sites. As the name suggests, they are tasked with cutting tough materials, including: –  Concrete –  Brick –  Asphalt –  MasonryOpen Claim Calculator Given their size and power, it comes as little surprise that….

    How to safely operate a jointer

    When your job involves using heavy machinery or electrical saws and similar devices you need to be extra careful to avoid having a serious accident at work. Whether you work with wood, metal, plastic, or any other material, you need to know how to use the devices properly and safely to avoid a health and….

    How to safely operate a bandsaw

    Whatever industry you work in and no matter what activities you undertake, employees are at risk of injury. Although accidents at work do occur across all sectors, specialised tools and machinery, such as bandsaws, are an additional hazard for workers in some industries, and can lead to more severe injuries. Working with bandsaws Bandsaws are….

    Introducing factory accidents

    As industries go, manufacturing is riskier than most. Even though only 10% of the employed population of Britain works in factories, figures from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal that they accounted for 16% of all reported serious injuries caused through accidents at work over the course of the year. Even more alarmingly, 25%….

    Work forklift injuries

    Despite the existence of health and safety regulations accidents at work still occur. Quite often, the machinery in the workplace is potentially hazardous; for example, forklift trucks. If you suffer an injury that is caused by one of these machines you may be entitled to make a claim for work forklift injuries. There are various….

    Who’s to blame for my heavy machinery injury?

    If you work in the agricultural industry or in a factory, chances are you may be using heavy machinery on a daily basis. Whilst most machinery is well maintained and safe to use, there is a risk of injury if your employer has been negligent. But what can you do if you’re injured in an….

    Common causes of factory accidents

    Factories can be dangerous places, but it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s an employer’s responsibility to ensure that their factory is a safe place to work. If you have been injured in a factory accident at work, you might find you’re eligible to make a personal injury claim for your pain and suffering…..

    Injuries you could sustain around heavy machinery

    Do you work on a daily basis with heavy machinery? Perhaps you’re employed at a factory where you regularly use heavy machinery, or on a farm where you’re surrounded by agricultural machinery and vehicles. You could even use heavy machinery on a building site whilst working as a labourer. Heavy machinery doesn’t have to be….

    What to do if you’re injured by machinery

    Machinery takes on all kinds of jobs we may find too difficult or challenging to do by hand. It seems hard to imagine how life would have been in an age before machinery of all kinds existed. Now we rely on it for all manner of tasks, especially in the workplace. However, while machinery can….

    How to safely operate a ride-on roller

    Ride-on rollers are most commonly used in the road construction industry but can also be used in agricultural settings or on landfill sites. The roller is used to compact gravel, soil, concrete or asphalt and as such it is heavy, applying a great deal of pressure to the surface it is designed to compact. Because….

    How to safely operate Alligator shears

    Alligator shears, sometimes known as crocodile shears, are an important tool for any metal worker. Alligator shears are used to cut long strips of metal to their correct size in a scissor action. The machine has two jaws, between which the length of metal is placed and the metal is cut to size, in a….

    How to safely operate a sabre saw

    Often also referred to as jigsaws, sabre saws are handy, versatile tools that can be used to quickly cut and shape plastic, wood, or metal. Using a reciprocating motor to move small saw blades up and down while moving across the object that needs to be cut or shaped, sabre saws often come with an….

    How to safely operate a biscuit joiner

    A biscuit joiner is a woodworking tool used to join two pieces of wood together. These have a small circular saw which cuts the hole in two pieces of wood which are then joined together with a circular section of wood. How could an accident at work happen with a biscuit joiner? It is much….

    Injuries caused by dangerous machinery in the workplace

    Working in an environment where machinery is present is always going to pose a risk – particularly if you work in a factory or other industrial environment where heavy machinery is being operated. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, and it is your employer’s responsibility to keep staff safe in the workplace by ensuring machinery is fit….

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