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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

    The only forklift accident lawyer you need

    When you consider that the average forklift weighs 9,000 pounds, it’s easy to see how accidents involving these heavy industrial vehicles could result in serious, life-threatening injuries. You’ll find forklifts in use in a variety of different environments, from warehouses and factories to building sites and they’re an indispensable tool for many workers. Yet when….

    Top tips for using factory machinery safely

    One thing all factories in the UK have in common is the presence of machinery. There could be several different kinds of machinery in each factory, and it may vary from one factory to another depending on the type of work that goes on in each one. While machinery can enhance productivity and make a….

    Compensation for being injured assembling machinery

    Most of us are aware that various pieces of machinery are used in the creation of many products and parts. Indeed if it were not for the presence of machinery throughout the manufacturing industry, the world would be a very different place – perhaps one that had more in common with the past than with….

    Compensation for a cherry picker accident

    Machinery is used to aid workers in various industries – the construction industry, in warehouses and in factories to name a few. Workers who use this machinery on a daily basis should be trained to do so and should be aware of the potential hazards of this kind of work. If you work with a….

    Flywheel accident counselling

    If you are currently dealing with the psychological after-effects of a flywheel accident, which was no fault of your own, it could be helpful to start thinking about seeking flywheel accident counselling. What is a flywheel accident? A flywheel is a rapidly rotating mechanical component that is primarily used to store rotational energy. These mechanical….

    Generator accident claim

    If you have ever worked with, or been in close proximity to an industrial generator, you will know that it is very easy to be injured by one, particularly if it is damaged or poorly maintained. If an injury does occur on a construction site, during working hours, because of either of these conditions, a….

    How to safely operate a pressure washer

    Pressure washers are used in many workplaces to clean driveways, vehicles and on construction sites. The pressurised water can be used to clean tools and other equipment and they are often used at car washes or by tradesmen. Like all work equipment, specialist training should be provided to anyone operating a pressure washer. What accidents….

    How to safely operate a cement mixer

    Cement mixers are used on construction sites or in industrial settings to mix large quantities of sand, gravel or cement with water. The automatic mixing saves workers energy and time, so they don’t have to stop work to hand mix the quantities of cement needed for their project. The rotating drum of the cement mixer….

    How to safely operate a hot air paint stripper

    In the painting and decorating industry, certain tools are used to save time and effort. Rather than manually scraping the walls, a professional decorator will use either a blowtorch or a hot air paint stripper to get rid of old paint before beginning afresh. These tools are extremely efficient, but unfortunately they can be dangerous….

    How to safely operate a logging saw

    It’s perhaps no surprise that lumberjacking ranks as one of the world’s least desirable jobs, despite the draw of working outdoors all day in (sometimes) beautiful surroundings. Not only is it hard work, but it is also very dangerous, leading to 81 fatalities for every 100,000 lumberjacks, never mind the many thousands of severe injuries….

    How to safely operate powder-actuated tools

    Effectively operating like loaded guns, powder-actuated tools must be treated with utmost respect and should only be operated by specifically trained workers. Powder-actuated tools and accidents at work Injuries by powder-actuated tools can be severe, even fatal if adequate training and personal protection equipment (PPE) are not provided. This is clearly demonstrated by a case….

    How to safely operate a brush cutter

    Many people use tools and machinery in their day to day life; often, they make tasks quicker and easier, but they can be dangerous. If you’ve had an accident at work and you suffered injuries, you may wish to consider claiming compensation. Work accidents: Tools and heavy machinery Using tools and machinery helps to speed….

    How to safely operate a sander

    According to the Health and Safety Executive, machinery and vehicles – such as industrial sanders and forklifts – were responsible for over 1,000 minor workplace injuries in the 2012/13 period. In addition to these minor accidents at work, other employees suffered more severe injuries which contributed significantly to the 27 million working days that were….

    Potential burn hazards: Hot machinery

    Burns are a serious injury and can be caused by a range of different hazards, including hot water, hot machinery, chemicals, hot surfaces, electricity and friction. Burns can cause permanent damage to the skin and employers should take every action possible to lower the risk of employees suffering accidents at work, which may result in….

    How to safely operate rotary tools

    Rotary tools can cause a variety of work injuries and work-related health problems. They should therefore, be operated by following relevant manufacturer instructions, the training provided and safety precautions. Accidents at work Health and safety laws make it necessary for employers to prevent employees from being injured at work. In the case of rotary tools,….

    Forklift accidents: No safety training/equipment

    According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) forklift trucks have been noted as a particular risk within the workplace and a cause of many accidents at work. With a notably high number of forklift accidents reported to the HSE, it is essential that employers recognise the dangers they pose and implement effective training throughout….

    Forklift accidents: Eroded floor surfaces

    As you would expect, factory floors get quite a few hard knocks. With forklifts and other heavy vehicles running on the flooring each day, as well as impacts from loading and collisions with other machinery, it will come as no surprise that after time eroded floor surfaces can cause accidents at work. With issues such….

    Works accidents with heavy machinery

    Since the early 1900s, heavy machinery has become more and more common in factories and places of work across the country. The fact that heavy machinery is able to carry out work at a cheaper and quicker rate than people has seen a huge acceleration in its use. In the early days of industrial advances,….

    Factory Accidents: Not so much fun in the factory

    Factories can be intriguing places in which to work. Much of the vast, complex machinery represent the cutting edge of technological development while the satisfaction of seeing an idea come to life and roll off the production line as a finished product must be enormous. However, as rewarding as it may be, statistics from the….

    Help with a forklift accident investigation

    Being injured in an accident at work is not only a pain in terms of your injuries – it’s also a pain financially, as your wages can be affected, making it hard to pay your household bills and expenses. Unfortunately, workplace accidents can and do happen, no matter how careful you are at work, and….

    Compensation for dangerous equipment in the workplace

    How safe is the equipment you use at work on a daily basis? Most of us don’t even stop to think about this. But whether you work in an office with computers and photocopiers or a warehouse with forklifts, you could be injured if you’re exposed to dangerous equipment in the workplace. Employers should ensure….

    Suffering a forklift workplace accident

    Forklift accidents rarely end in fatalities any more due to Health and Safety laws which were implemented in 1974. In fact suffering a fatal forklift workplace accident in the 1970s was four times more likely than it is today. Even so, accidents with forklifts can still happen, fatal or not fatal, and if you need….

    Who’s to blame for my warehouse accident?

    The majority of accidents at work can be prevented by the implementation of proper health and safety procedures. However, that’s not say that accidents don’t happen. If you have been injured in an accident whilst working in a warehouse, you may find you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation within three years of your accident….

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