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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 hydraulic jacks and pumps

    Hydraulic jacks and pumps are used in order to ‘suck’ fluid or other materials out of one place and transport them to another. For example, a hydraulic pump is used when you put petrol or diesel in your car in order to force the petrol or diesel to come out of the pump, contrary to….

    Most Common Injuries caused by Dangerous Machinery at Work

    Working with dangerous machinery is, as the name suggests, fairly dangerous. If you work with heavy-duty machinery there is a risk of injury, but this can be reduced by following safety procedures and ensuring equipment is well maintained. There are a number of injuries commonly found amongst those working with dangerous machinery, ranging from minor….

    How to safely operate a circular saw

    Defined by the Oxford English Dictionary as ‘a power saw with a rapidly rotating toothed disc’, it will come as little surprise that the circular saw is a culprit for one or two accidents at work, to say the least. Primarily used in woodwork, but also used for cutting other materials such as plastics, the….

    How to safely operate a random orbital sander

    When looking to sand down a piece of wood there are many different sanders, each suited to a different purpose — some for large areas such as floors, some for small, intricate detail and others for general everyday domestic sanding. All sanders in some shape or form can also cause accidents, and if you use one….

    How to safely operate a crusher

    Heavy machinery is used by thousands of workers every day in the UK. If you’ve been involved in an accident at work and it wasn’t your fault, call Accident Advice Helpline to get advice about making a compensation claim. Using heavy machinery safely: reducing the risk of work accidents According to the Health and Safety….

    How to safely operate a mitre saw

    When working with power tools for metal, wood, or any material, it is very important you know how to use that item to avoid an accident at work. One power tool you may use is a mitre saw. What is a mitre saw? A mitre saw is used to cut accurate cross sections or mitres….

    The dangers of working in a warehouse

    Due to heavy lifting and the use of forklifts, working in a warehouse can be extremely dangerous. The US Department of Labor reports that two workers are crushed to death in warehouses in the US every month, which gives an idea of just how many injuries are sustained by workers worldwide. Luckily there are plenty….

    Why factory accidents are common

    Because of the complex machinery involved in much of the production process, and the sheer volume of tools and gadgets present in the workplace, accidents in factories are amongst the most numerous of any industry. Manufacturing accounts for only around 10% of the British workforce but was responsible for 25% and 16% respectively of reported….

    Top five strangest factory accidents

    Accidents in factories and the resultant consequences range from the minor to the fatal, and while some are commonplace, others can be quite bizarre. Here, Accident Advice Helpline brings you the top five strangest factory accidents and the results Death by chocolate may be viewed as something very pleasurable but that was not the case….

    Factory Accident: Is your factory an accident waiting to happen?

    Health and Safety Executive statistics reveal that factories are one of the most dangerous places in which to earn your money, given the number of accidents at work that occur. Though only 10 per cent of Britain’s workforce is employed in factories, they make up an average of 16 per cent of all workplace injuries….

    Who to call for a forklift accident solicitor

    If you work in a warehouse or factory, chances are that you’ll come across a forklift truck during your day. These incredibly heavy industrial vehicles can weigh around 9,000 pounds and are usually used for loading and unloading goods, making light work of heavy lifting. But something so heavy has the potential to cause serious….

    Getting justice for a forklift accident at work

    Do you use a forklift at work on a daily basis? If so then you’re probably aware of the need for health and safety regulations surrounding the use of these heavy industrial vehicles in the workplace, whether you work in a factory, warehouse or another setting. Forklifts can weigh around 9,000 pounds, which means if….

    Useful advice about forklift accident prevention

    An accident involving a forklift is often a serious one. Forklift accident prevention is therefore very important in all workplaces that use these vehicles. All drivers must be properly trained and have passed the proper tests to be qualified to drive a forklift truck. Good awareness of the dangers can help reduce the chances of….

    Who’s to blame for my warehouse fall?

    We have all seen the personal injury adverts on TV where a woman or man trips or slips and falls at work. Whilst these types of accidents are rarely as dramatic in real life, they are fairly common in workplaces across the country, and if you have been injured in a fall at work, you….

    Where to get heavy machinery accident compensation advice

    The term ‘heavy machinery’ could potentially relate to several types of equipment. For example, a digger or tipper truck could be referred to as such. Lots of construction equipment falls into this category, which means there is a significant chance many people working in this industry will come into contact with such equipment. However, very….

    Common hazards in the warehouse industry

    There are those who say working in a warehouse is dangerous, and yes, it can have its hazards. But as with any industry, most of the common hazards in the warehouse industry don’t have to cause accidents – it all depends on how seriously you and your employer take health and safety. Hazards are all….

    The consequences of poor factory safety practices

    Factories come in all shapes and sizes. Some create food products, while others make cars. However, there is one thing that binds them all together, and that is the need for appropriate and thorough safety practices. The consequences of poor factory safety practices can be only too apparent in incidents where accidents have taken place…..

    Top 5 dangers of working in a factory

    Factory work can be demanding and stressful. Even though some of it is repetitive, this comes with its own potential risks. The dangers of working in a factory could be many and varied, and as you will see here, some are less obvious than others. Factory hazards Slips. The factory floor can easily become wet….

    Injuries you could sustain around fork lift trucks

    Fork lift trucks are enormously helpful in many different situations. They make lifting and moving stock in warehouses very easy indeed. They can tackle many jobs that would otherwise involve more time and people. However, with that said, fork lift trucks also have the potential to be exceptionally dangerous. This is why anyone wishing to….

    Injuries you could sustain in a warehouse

    Warehouse workers have a responsibility for their own safety – you’re expected to be aware of your own safety and the safety of your colleagues. But what about your employer’s responsibilities? When the correct health and safety procedures are followed, the risk of accidents happening can be reduced. But if your employer has been negligent,….

    How to claim scarifier injury compensation

    If you work as a landscaper or a gardener, you will no doubt be familiar with the important task a scarifier does in the garden. While it sounds like a stand-in for a scarecrow, it is in fact something very different indeed. A scarifier is made up of a series of knives or spikes attached….

    Compensation for injuries from recycling machines

    Recycling is big business nowadays and there are many businesses that focus on recycling one or more materials for re-use in various ways. As such this industry employs a lot of people and there are many businesses in many locations that bring in good revenue from recycling paper and other materials. Of course there are….

    Soldering accident claim

    Anyone who finds themselves with the need to make a soldering accident claim should consider calling Accident Advice Helpline. Since 2000, we have been helping people make personal injury claims. Since we began we have helped thousands of people get justice for the injuries they suffered through no fault of their own. So if you….

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