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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 : Defective equipment accident claims

    What are the Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations (LOLER)?


    The LOLER regulations, as they are often referred to as, cover the proper use of lifting equipment in all places where it is required. This applies to people who are self-employed and not just those who are part of a business or company. The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations cover all equipment used for….

    Faulty equipment causes injuries in the workplace


    Whether you work in an office, warehouse or on a construction site, you’ll be working with equipment which needs to be properly maintained and safe for use. Unfortunately, injuries related to faulty equipment can and do happen. Here are some of the most common workplace injuries caused by faulty or poorly maintained equipment: Lacerations Broken….

    Faulty sports equipment claim


    If you or someone you know wants to make a faulty sports equipment claim, then Accident Advice Helpline are here to help. Anyone who participates in any kind of sport is entitled to expect that the equipment they are using will be fit for purpose. Accordingly, the owners of sports venues and facilities, along with sporting event organisers,….

    Laboratory Accidents: Defective lab equipment


    Defective lab equipment can lead to a variety of work related accidents, including explosions and/or fires, release of potentially toxic fumes into the working environment, or workers’ skin or eyes being exposed to injuries by contact with corrosive substances. In other workplace accidents, injuries may be caused by defective lab equipment leading to electrocutions. The….

    Essential safety equipment for a cyclist


    Although cheap and environmentally friendly, cycling can be one of the most dangerous forms of transport, especially in the city. Before hitting the roads, it’s best to be fully prepared, and that means being equipped with gear that’s appropriate both for your terrain and the weather conditions. This article discusses how to kit yourself out….

    Were you injured by faulty launderette equipment?


    If you don’t have a washing machine in your apartment, or even if you do and you need to wash larger items like your duvet, a launderette is a godsend. Chances are, your local launderette is a great place to do washing at a competitive price, and you can even use the tumble dryers there…..

    Blowtorch injury advice


    If you are looking for blowtorch injury advice, Accident Advice Helpline can help. We are one of the top personal injury specialists in the UK and have been established for more than 14 years in the legal industry. Accidents at work can happen, especially if the use of dangerous machinery is involved, such as in….

    What to do if you’re injured by a faulty tool


    Tools can be incredibly useful in a variety of situations. Some people use them at work. Others use them for DIY jobs around the home. Some hire tools to use whenever required instead of buying them, while others invest in their own. The one thing all these situations have in common is the need to….

    Can I claim for faulty sports equipment?


    Many people who have sustained sport-related injuries ask: “Can I claim for faulty sports equipment?” At Accident Advice Helpline, we have a wealth of experience dealing with compensation claims relating to faulty sports equipment and would like to help you become our next success story. Anyone who takes part in sports of any kind expects….

    Compensation for faulty lifting equipment injuries


    In some workplaces there is a need to move certain items from one place to another. This is quite simple if the item is light or not dangerous in any way, but when it comes to moving concrete beams or anything else that is exceptionally heavy, other measures must be taken. There are varieties of….

    Injured by faulty construction site equipment


    The construction industry is filled with heavy machinery, moving equipment and dangerous materials therefore, it is important to train workers adequately to ensure that no accidents or injuries occur. Faulty construction site equipment can be the cause of serious injury, particularly when the machinery is heavy and dangerous to begin with. Faulty equipment can be….

    The consequences of not maintaining tools


    There is nothing better than buying a new tool to use for a particular purpose. For example, a new drill will come with instructions on how to use it, so the operator can make the most of it. The same applies with any new tool, even if it is one that does not require an….

    Compensation for faulty construction equipment


    Every day hundreds of workers head to construction sites all over the country. While it is known that construction sites are among the more dangerous places to work, for a variety of reasons, most of those workers will return home safely. However, it should be recognised that construction sites do pose potential risks in a….

    What is Respiratory Protective Equipment (RPE)?


    In the workplace, many employees may be subjected to gases, dust or other airborne hazards which means that protective equipment must be provided. This is often the case in the construction industry where workers may be exposed to harmful chemicals as well as dust and particles on a regular basis. Respiratory Protective Equipment is designed….

    Crane accident: Collisions with power lines


    Despite the fact that the number of accidents at work in the construction industry has decreased year on year for the last decade, construction remains one of the most dangerous occupations. The latest figures from the Health and Safety Executive show that although the construction industry employs only 5 per cent of the UK workforce,….

    The consequences of using unsafe equipment


    Many jobs require the worker to use equipment of some kind. This could be a computer, an industrial oven, a drill or anything in-between. The variety of jobs available today means there is an equal variety of equipment that might be required to be used by workers in those jobs. However, every piece of equipment….

    What to do if you fell from a faulty ladder


    There’s no doubt about it – ladders can be enormously useful in all kinds of situations. They can help us reach windows on the top level of a property, or reach shelves that would otherwise be out of reach. In fact, if you didn’t have access to a ladder, there are many things you wouldn’t….

    How to claim garden equipment injury compensation


    No matter what time of year it is, there are always lots of jobs to be done in the average garden. Mowing the lawn, raking, weeding and trimming bushes and hedges as well, to name just a few. It should come as no surprise then to realise that many of these jobs are easier if….

    Were you injured by faulty warehouse equipment?


    Working in a warehouse is very different from working in an office job. For starters, you are likely to do a lot of walking. Warehouses are also very busy places, with lots of people checking stock levels, fetching and moving stock and also using forklift trucks and pallet trucks in the course of their work…..

    What to do if safety equipment was not provided


    Some jobs naturally require safety equipment of some kind. A good example would be the requirement to wear a hard hat when you enter a construction site. Other roles (this one included) would require the use of steel toe-capped boots. Still more might require safety guards on machinery, or heatproof gloves if someone was handling….

    Laboratory accidents: No first aid equipment


    Hazardous substances and hot equipment are among the main causes of work related accidents in laboratories. Many substances handled in laboratories are corrosive, toxic or both, and can cause serious work injuries if allowed to come into contact with employees’ skin or eyes; inhaled or ingested. The severity of such injuries not only depends on….

    Laboratory Accidents: Improper safety equipment/protective clothing


    According to the Health & Safety Executive, the COSHH (Control of Substances Hazardous to Health) law requires employers to protect their employees against work injuries by controlling hazardous substances. Ways in which hazardous substances cause injuries at work and jeopardise safety Control measures are designed to prevent or at least reduce the potential exposure of….

    Defective equipment accident claims


    Do you know how to claim for a defective equipment accident? Very few people find themselves in situations that might lead to defective equipment accident claims. However, given the injuries you could sustain from a defective equipment accident, it is vital to find out more about a claim if you suspect negligence was the reason….

    The cost of making a claim for a defective equipment accident


    Are you concerned about the cost of making a claim for a defective equipment accident? Have you been injured in the last 3 years from using defective equipment? If so you might be entitled to make a claim for the accident if you were not to blame. It is understandable to worry about the cost of….

    How to claim for a defective equipment accident


    Would you like to know how to claim for a defective equipment accident? Are you overwhelmed at the thought of starting legal action? Have you been injured whilst using faulty equipment, in an accident that could have been prevented? If so, you need to talk to one of our experienced advisors at Accident Advice Helpline…..

    Injuries you could sustain from a defective equipment accident


    Get help claiming for injuries you could sustain from a defective equipment accident Have you been injured in the past 3 years through no fault of your own? Were your injuries caused through using faulty equipment? There are numerous injuries you could sustain from a defective equipment accident. Perhaps you recently hired tools which hadn’t been properly….

    Defective equipment accident


    Been injured by defective equipment and considering seeking compensation? If you are wondering how to claim for a defective equipment accident your best option is to speak to the helpful and knowledgeable claims advisors at Accident Advice Helpline. When it comes to seeking compensation you can be confident in our ability as we have over….

    Your employer’s responsibility to maintain equipment


    Did you know it is your employer’s responsibility to maintain equipment? Have you had an accident at work that wasn’t your fault? Was the accident caused from using faulty equipment? If so you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. You might not realise it, but it is your employer’s responsibility to maintain….


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