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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 : Health and safety at work

    Can work illness be caused by an employer?


    It’s normal to get a bit stressed at work from time to time, but what happens if you actually become ill as a result of your work? Work illness could cover everything from stress and anxiety to back pain and occupational dermatitis, and it could happen if you’re working in an unsafe environment. But who….

    Does your employer have accident prevention and safety measures?


    You may well be asking yourself that question now, especially if you have been injured at work recently. Do they have accident prevention and safety measures, and if they do not, was this the reason why you were injured to begin with? Every employer has a duty of care to ensure everyone who works for….

    Do you suffer from a workplace illness?


    If you suffer from a workplace illness then you may not realise that you’re eligible to claim personal injury compensation. You’re suffering from an illness, not an injury, right? Well, not really. If your illness was caused as a direct result of your work, then you could find you are able to make a claim….

    Expert help with work-related illness claims


    When you have suffered illness as a result of your job, the last thing you need is any more stress. You might want to make a personal injury claim for compensation, but you’re not sure how to go about it or how to get the advice you need. You might not even be sure if….

    Has accident prevention in the workplace failed you?


    Accident prevention is always better than trying to cope with the aftermath of an accident, even if the accident is a minor one. Moreover, accident prevention in the workplace is vital if the employer is going to meet all their requirements under the Health and Safety at Work Act. You may feel you have been….

    Have work environment hazards affected your health?


    Health and safety laws have vastly reduced the amount of accidents and injuries that occur in all manner of workplaces today. They have also led to a reduction in ill-health, although in both cases, injuries and illnesses do still occasionally happen. If you believe work environment hazards have contributed to your own ill health, it….

    Helpful hot work hazards and control measures


    Some workplaces seem very innocent and are unlikely to result in injuries. Take the average office, for example. Of course, accidents can happen anywhere, even though they are very rare in working environments. This is largely due to preventative measures, however, including hot work hazards and control measures in workplaces where heat is a significant….

    Looking for a workplace hazards list?


    If you have reached this page while searching for a workplace hazards list, it is worth remembering hazards can be markedly different from one workplace to the next. For example, an office is likely to have far fewer hazards than a factory where several pieces of machinery are almost constantly in use. However, this does….

    Some helpful accident prevention techniques


    How many accident prevention techniques are you aware of? Many prevention methods are little more than common sense, and yet accidents still happen every day in a whole host of locations and situations. You’ll find many prevention methods in place in workplaces, because they naturally stem from following the health and safety laws. Employers do….

    Some work-related illness examples for reference


    Are you wondering if you have suffered from a work-induced illness? Sometimes it can be hard to know whether the condition or illness you are suffering from is classed as a work-related illness. Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience helping members of the public claim compensation for all kinds of illnesses and injuries….

    The truth about work-related illness compensation


    If you have been diagnosed with a work-related illness then you’ll know that it can mean taking time off work to recover – in some cases you may not be able to return to work at all. Occupational illness is more common than you might think – in fact in 2015/16, 1.3 million people were….

    Understanding workplace hazards and risk control


    Health and safety applies to every workplace, from an oil rig to an office, and a factory to a shop. Workplace hazards and risk control will apply in all situations, too, meaning most employees are able to work in surroundings that are as safe as they can possibly be. Of course, we all know that….

    What is a helpful accident prevention definition?


    We are all aware of accidents, what they are, and how harmful they can be. A good accident prevention definition is a reference to the actions people may take to try and stop accidents from occurring. These could relate to steps taken by individuals or groups, either in the workplace, or on the roads, or….

    What is a helpful work-related illness definition?


    If you are looking for a work-related illness definition, here is one to consider: ‘An injury or illness is work related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition’. If you have suffered a workplace illness then you may not….

    Work drivers ‘not offered training’


    Some 44% of people who drive in their jobs would be glad to have specific training – but 72% say they’ve never been offered it, a new survey reveals. Only 3% of people who answered the survey by driver risk management service IAM Drive & Survive on Springboard UK say they’ve been offered such training….

    The consequences of poor health and safety


    Health and safety – this is a phrase everyone is surely familiar with. Since the inception of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, the environments we all work in have become far safer than they used to be. Many employers not only meet their obligations in this area, they regularly exceed them, making….

    Health and Safety Poster Competition


    THIS COMPETITION HAS ENDED Health and Safety is an important part of any businesses work ethic and it is a prevalent issue for everyone as each and every year thousands of people suffer accidents and ill-health while at work most of which can be avoided. Employers have a responsibility to prevent accidents in the workplace….

    Is candy floss on a stick really a health and safety risk?


    Everyone has heard, or read, stories that usually prompt a roll of the eyes and a muttering of the phrase ‘health and safety gone mad’. Of course, health and safety is of paramount importance and regulations are in place for extremely valid reasons. After all, few accidents have the potential to be as confidence sapping….

    What is the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)?


    Many people are familiar with RoSPA, otherwise known as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. A single moment in time when an accident occurs can be all it takes to change a life forever. Accidents have the potential to occur in all kinds of situations – on the roads, in the home, in….

    Can I sue for health and safety negligence?


    Health and safety negligence is a broad term which can apply to an employer, a public place or even a landlord. For example, if you’re injured whilst visiting someone in hospital or shopping in a shopping centre due to health and safety negligence, you could claim for compensation. Landlords could be deemed to be negligent….

    What are health and safety violations?


    The workplace can very often be an extremely, even if inconspicuously, hazardous environment. Of course, there are places of employment such as factories, mills and construction sites that scream of potential danger to employees’ health and safety. Precautionary guidelines and measures therefore, become necessary to ensure that everyone leaves the workplace safe and sound at….

    Common hazards in the hospitality industry


    If you work in the hospitality industry, you may be employed back of house as a chef or kitchen porter, or front of house as waiting or bar staff. Whatever your role, there are some common hazards in the hospitality industry that you should be aware of. It’s up to your employer to ensure you’re….

    The consequences of inadequate training


    Have you ever thought about the consequences of inadequate training? While not all jobs require in-depth training, many roles do require some degree of training so the person in question knows what they need to do. If they do not receive that training, it can hurt productivity at best, and the workers themselves at worst…..

    Preventative training


    Think about the training you receive at your place of work. Chances are, much of it is preventative training – for example, being trained to use machinery and equipment properly (to prevent the risk of accidents happening) or fire safety training (to prevent being injured in the event of a fire). This type of training….

    Needlestick injury claims


    Needlestick injuries are most common amongst those working in the healthcare industry, but could also affect refuse collectors, tattoo artists or anybody working with needles. A needlestick injury could even occur if you are a carer, or to a child picking up a used needle. These types of injuries can lead to exposure to dangerous….

    Who’s to blame for a work outing accident?


    Many companies and businesses organise work outings from time to time. These could be to visit different stores or offices, or simply to enjoy a day out to indulge in some team-building activities. It’s rare that an outing like this would end in someone being hurt in a work outing accident, but as we all….

    Health and safety at work


    There was a time when health and safety at work was virtually non-existent; accidents were far more commonplace and employers were not so often held accountable for the level of safety they provided for their staff. Thankfully, things have changed. There is now a huge onus on employers to follow health and safety procedures to….

    How to claim if work safety has let you down


    Do you know how to claim if work safety has let you down? Claiming compensation for work-related injuries is now easy provided you choose the right representation. It is also possible to claim compensation for an industrial illness or disease developed from working in an unsafe environment. Have you got a compensation claim? There is….

    Risk assessments to ensure work safety


    Risk assessments to ensure work safety can save serious injuries Risk assessments to ensure work safety should be a regular part of working life for any business employer. If an employer does not conduct regular risk assessments to ensure work safety for all employees and someone has an accident, a compensation lawsuit may follow. This….

    Claiming for a breach of health and safety at work


    Everyone has a responsibility to uphold health and safety at work. It starts with your employer who will be bound by government legislation to ensure the safety of all employees. This then works its way through the organisation you work for, in the form of policies and procedures that you will need to follow while….

    Your responsibility to uphold health and safety at work


    If you feel that there has been a breach of health and safety at work, you may be wondering who is responsible. Of course your responsibility to uphold health and safety at work is important, but at the end of the day it is your employer who is ultimately responsible for what happens in the….

    Your employer’s responsibility to uphold health and safety at work


    You’re probably only too aware that it is your employer’s responsibility to uphold health and safety at work, so if you are at all concerned that you and your colleagues are at risk, you should point that out to managers. It’s always a good idea to have this sort of conversation recorded or minuted, as….

    Aspects of health and safety at work


    Accidents at work are a common and everyday occurrence. You may think of work accidents as things that happen on construction sites, and of course, those sorts of accidents are prevalent. However, we see accidents at work in a huge variety of industries. In our years in operation, we have treated hairdressers, taxi drivers, bank….

    Cost of claiming for a breach in health and safety at work


    Are you worried about the cost of claiming for a breach in health and safety at work? If you come to Accident Advice Helpline to make your claim for compensation, you really don’t need to be anxious at all. We make claiming simple, and we offer a package that ensures that claiming for your accident….

    The cost of making a work safety claim


    Are you worried about the cost of making a work safety claim? Work safety claims allow workers who have been hurt or suffered ill health through an employer’s neglect to obtain justice. They exist to protect employees. Despite this, many victims are concerned about the cost of making a work safety claim. No need to….

    Employers’ responsibility to ensure work safety


    Did you know about employers’ responsibility to ensure work safety? Employers’ responsibility to ensure work safety is legally binding. This means that any employers who fail to protect their employees by upholding this duty of care are actually breaking the law. In what ways must an employer ensure work safety for employees? According to UK….

    Why is work safety so important?


    Why is work safety so important? Work safety is very important for many good reasons. Nobody should have to work without the reassurance of knowing that there are health and safety measures in place to protect them. In fact, there are various laws in place to protect workers. All employers are mandated by law to….

    Personal protective clothing to ensure work safety


    You should have personal protective clothing to ensure work safety It is every employer’s legal duty provide all workers with personal protective clothing to ensure work safety. They must also provide personal protective equipment where necessary. If an employee is hurt because their employer failed to issue personal protective clothing to ensure work safety, they….

    Work safety


    Are you concerned about work safety? In order to operate legally, businesses must abide by certain health and safety laws. If they don’t, they could face large fines and the company could be stopped from trading. In some cases, directors could even face criminal charges if a serious accident or death occurs in the workplace…..

    Health and safety at work


    The workplace is one of the most common places where accidents regularly happen. In the early days of the industrial revolution, health and safety was not seen as a serious consideration. Employers ruled the roost and it wasn’t until trade unions were formed that the various aspects of health and safety at work began to be taken….

    Who are the HSE?


    Have you ever wondered who are the HSE and how do they shape your working life? Well, the HSE is the Health and Safety Executive, which is a national independent watchdog operating in the UK with a remit for overlooking work-related health, safety and illness. The HSE was created over forty years ago with the intention of….

    How to stay safe at work


    Are you aware how to stay safe at work? Do you know how to stay safe at work? Every worker should know how to stay safe at work. It is the legal duty of every employer to ensure that this is the case. Anybody who was not fully trained to remain safe in their place….

    Compensation for failing to protect staff


    Would you trust your employer with your life? No? That’s what you’re doing every day when you go to work. Your employer is responsible for health and safety at your workplace, and failing to protect staff whilst they are working could mean they are held liable, should an accident occur. Employers must adhere to health….

    Making A Claim For JSA


    Making A Claim For JSA Failure The purpose of a JSA (Job safety analysis) is to isolate and identify hazards in the workplace that have a likelihood of ‘possible’ or ‘greater’. Steps can then be taken to reduce the risk associated with the hazard and make the workplace a safer environment for all employees. There….

    How much compensation for lack of safety at work?


    Hurt in the workplace? Wondering how much compensation for lack of safety at work will be paid? Have you been involved in an accident at work due to the negligence of your employer? Did you suffer an injury because of the accident? Do you think that you should be entitled to compensation for your injury?….

    Work lifting injury claims


    We all have to lift things as part of our working day. Some things are heavier and more awkward to lift than others. If we have to lift an object it is not just a case of “put your back into it and heave”. In fact, many thousands of back injuries are caused by inappropriate….


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