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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

    Were you failed by poor work illness procedures?

    Do you believe poor work illness procedures have made your own illness harder to cope with than it might have been? Most people have good attendance records at work, but there are times when we all fall ill and cannot attend work as we would normally do. There are times when people are made to….

    Have work safety hazards caused you harm?

    Whatever job you do, you wouldn’t ever expect to go to work and return home with an injury – or worse, end up in hospital because you were involved in an accident there. Most workplaces are extremely safe, mostly because the health and safety rules are followed and exceeded, just as they should be. Most….

    How work-related hazards cause accidents

    A hazard is anything that can cause an accident to occur. An uneven paving stone could be a potential hazard, for example, as could a wet floor where no effort has been made to indicate it is wet and therefore slippery using warning signs. Work-related hazards can be just as dangerous as those we may….

    How to prevent work hazards in the workplace

    They always say prevention is better than cure, and as anyone who has ever been injured in the workplace will know, there is plenty of truth in that saying. There can be plenty of work hazards in the workplace, but every single one should be handled and minimised, so no one working in a location….

    Dangerous working practices and hazards

    The connection between working practices and hazards is a very important one. Some working practices may be potentially dangerous if they can continue, for example. Working at height can be potentially hazardous if the proper steps are not taken to make it as safe as possible. The ideal situation would be for an alternative method….

    Common formwork hazards that cause injuries

    If you are wondering what formwork hazards are, the chances are good that you have never been affected by any such hazards in the past, perhaps because you don’t work in this setting. However, if you work with concrete, particularly in a business that creates concrete moulds, you will know that formwork refers to the….

    Health and Safety Poster Terms and Conditions

    The Competition closes at Midnight on 21st May 2016. The poster must have been designed by a child under the age of 16 but be submitted by a parent or guardian over the age of 18 years. Entrants must be a resident of the UK and must not work for Accident Advice Helpline. The poster must have….

    What to do if your employer caused your accident

    It is very rare for an employer to be taken to court for health and safety offences. However, there have been isolated cases where this exact outcome has occurred – usually following an accident that has injured or even killed one or more of their workers. While such incidents are indeed rare, they do still….

    What to do if you suffer a lifting injury

    Everyone has to lift things from time to time. Often you will lift various things at work, and while many of them may be relatively light, others could be heavier. Your job may naturally involve a lot of lifting, or it may only be something you do occasionally. Either way, you may find you suffer….

    District councillor accident claim

    If you have had an accident whilst working as a district councillor and someone else was responsible for your accident, then you may be able to make a district councillor accident claim. District councillor accident claim Working as a district councillor can be very rewarding, as it enables you to get involved with your local….

    Can I claim for an accident as a district councillor?

    If you have been involved in an accident as a district councillor and it wasn’t your fault, then you may be able to make a compensation claim. My accident as a district councillor involved a fall – can I make a claim? At Accident Advice Helpline we cover many different types of accidents. The main types of….

    How to claim trainee injury compensation

    Working as a trainee in any industry is a great way to learn the ropes of your chosen profession, but it is important that the firm you work for understand that you’re not a fully-experienced and qualified member of the team just yet. Trainees need to be supervised and supported at work by a more….

    Compensation for negligent safety practices

    Health and safety at work isn’t something that many workers spend a great deal of time thinking about, but if you are employed in an industrial role, you work in agriculture or even as a construction worker, you may come across more hazards at work than your average office worker. In these more dangerous industries,….

    Compensation for failed safety protocols

    You might not generally pay much attention to safety protocols and health and safety at your place of work – but failed safety protocols could lead to serious accidents which could result in injuries to members of staff. Safety protocols should be in place to reduce the risk of accidents occurring and keep staff safe….

    Compensation for disengaged safety mechanisms

    Have you ever thought about how machines work in the workplace? If you have been trained to use a particular machine you will no doubt know they have safety mechanisms in place. These are used to ensure the machine cannot be operated under circumstances where it would be unsafe to do so. Disengaged safety mechanisms….

    Compensation for bypassed safety controls

    Many machines will have safety controls that ensure they can only be operated under certain conditions. For example the controls will need to be operated in a certain way for the machine to be used. This ensures the machine is much safer than it would otherwise be. For example there could be a guard that….

    Compensation for injured trainees

    Trainees are used in many workplaces. The idea is that someone joins and is trained on the job to perform certain tasks so they become skilled in a particular area. The trainee should be properly supervised and provided with adequate training so they can do what is asked of them without running into any problems….

    Compensation for employer safety failings

    At work, your safety should be a priority for you and your employer. Although we all have a certain amount of responsibility for our own safety at work, your employer also holds some responsibility and should ensure that the Health and Safety at Work Act is upheld at all times. This means that regular assessments….

    What you will learn on a Manual Handling Course

    The back is one of the most fragile parts of the human body and once damaged is hard to fix, so it is essential to learn how to look after it properly. A manual handling course for all staff, even those who are not expected to lift heavy weights regularly because it only takes one….

    What is a Mobile Tower Appreciation Course?

    Working at a height is very dangerous and falls account for a majority of the deaths and very serious injuries in the workplace reported every year. The mobile tower appreciation course is designed for those who don’t routinely work on a mobile tower, but may be occasionally asked to use one, maintain one or dismantle….

    The British Safety Council Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Risk Assessment

    Do you know how to lift something properly, or how to assess whether or not something can be safely lifted in the first place? The Level 2 Award in Manual Handling Risk Assessment will give you the required information and knowledge you need to apply to all situations where lifting may be necessary. The qualification….

    Heavy lifting claim

    Every employer has a duty to protect their employees from injury and disease whilst they are at work. Employers are also required to have indemnity insurance that will pay out in the event of an employee having an accident or suffering a work-related disease. This is to ensure that any employee who is injured or….

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