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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

    Common causes of lifting injuries


    Lifting injuries, or manual handling injuries, have the potential to be very serious, causing chronic pain and problems in the back, shoulders and neck, with pain that can radiate to the arms and legs. Lifting at work should be done under controlled conditions – that is, employees should receive training to ensure they know the….

    Top 5 dangers of the mining industry


    If you work in the mining industry, you’re probably aware of some of the dangers that exist for miners. Hopefully, you’ve received health and safety training to reduce your risk of being involved in an accident at work. But the dangers of the mining industry could lead to serious accidents if precautions aren’t taken –….

    Top 5 dangers of working in the transport industry


    Working in the transport industry doesn’t have to be a dangerous job, but if you operate a vehicle as part of your working day, you could be at risk of being injured. In case you’re wondering what some of the most common dangers of working in the transport industry are, take a look at some….

    Top 5 dangers of working around lorries


    When you work with lorries, you run the risk of being involved in an accident. Proper training and safety precautions at work can help to prevent accidents from happening, but what if you have been injured in an accident at work and somebody else is to blame? Here are just a few of the dangers….

    Top 5 dangers of poor workplace training


    The dangers of poor workplace training are very real. They can also be avoided for the most part, simply through the employer taking appropriate actions to put proper training procedures in place. If you have experienced an injury at work that was caused by a lack of proper training, you will understand how this can….

    Top 5 dangers of poor health and safety


    Health and safety is something we are all aware of to some degree. The health and safety laws were brought in some decades ago to help improve safety in the workplace. Many deaths and injuries have since been prevented because of these laws. It has also become clear that the dangers of poor health and….

    Top 5 dangers of a negligent employer


    How common are negligent employers? Thankfully, very few people are negligent when they own or run businesses. Most people are more than aware of the need to adhere to health and safety laws, working at height laws and any other laws that relate to their specific type of business. The dangers of a negligent employer….

    Top 5 dangers of being a gardener


    Gardening would appear to be one of the more enjoyable parts of life. Even if you work as a gardener, you’re in the open air, tackling a variety of jobs and getting a good workout every day to boot. The dangers of being a gardener are there though, and it pays to be aware of….

    Top 5 dangers of being a scaffolder


    Scaffolding is something we’re all familiar with. However, those who work with it are more familiar than others, and rightly so. There are various potential dangers of being a scaffolder that may crop up, and if nothing is done to mitigate those dangers, there is the potential for an accident to happen. How many can….

    Top 5 dangers of being a roofer


    Working as a roofer is not without risk. Fortunately, most of the risks can be mitigated simply by taking appropriate and sensible steps to do this beforehand. As such, you can be far safer while working in this role than you might initially assume. How many dangers can you name? Falls. This is the first….

    What to do after a health and safety failure


    Every employee should have some knowledge about health and safety in the workplace. While the responsibility for health and safety lies chiefly with the employer, everyone can do their bit to ensure their workplace is as safe as it can possibly be. For example, if you spot an activity that is potentially dangerous, you should….

    Compensation for factory health and safety failures


    Do you work with dangerous machinery and equipment on a daily basis in a factory? Have you ever stopped to think about the risk of injury, to yourself and others? Whilst it’s important that factory workers take some responsibility for their own health and safety, your employer also has responsibilities. Factory health and safety failures….

    Compensation for breaching safety protocols


    How often do members of staff at your work stick to health and safety protocols? Breaching safety protocols is a serious issue which could lead to accidents occurring. If you’ve been injured in an accident caused by breaching safety protocols and somebody else is to blame, you may wish to consider making a claim for….

    Compensation for a complete lack of safety measures


    When you go to work each day, your personal safety probably isn’t foremost in your mind, unless you work in a ‘dangerous’ job such as in construction. But ensuring that safety measures are taken by your employer to protect you at work is incredibly important, as a complete lack of safety measures could lead to….

    Compensation for injuries caused by safety breaches


    It can sometimes seem as though there are numerous health and safety laws in place – perhaps more than you might assume is necessary. However, these laws are in place for a reason: to protect those who may otherwise be injured if these laws didn’t exist. The workplace today in the UK tends to be….

    Compensation for accidents caused by inadequate training


    Think about your job – how much training have you received? A good employer will not only provide you with adequate training as a new member of staff, but will also ensure that you receive ongoing training throughout your employment, keeping you up to date with changes to health and safety procedures and safe working practices…..

    Compensation for scaffolding safety failings


    Scaffolding is used for both commercial and domestic building work, and you’ll find everything from ready-to-erect scaffolding to scaffolding that has been specifically designed by a structural engineer to suit the project’s needs. Provided it is erected properly, well-maintained and suitable for the task at hand, scaffolding should be fairly safe, although of course the….

    Compensation for poor roof work safety


    Working at height is a dangerous enough experience for many UK employees, but poor roof work safety can only increase the likelihood of accidents. Common accidents include workers falling from ladders and workers stepping through fragile roof surfaces. Many of these incidents can be prevented with an appropriate level of care being taken: jobs should….

    Compensation for failed health and safety


    Across the UK, every field of employment is covered by health and safety regulations. These are intended to guarantee the working environment for everyone concerned. There are many industries that are more potentially hazardous for employees than others, such as those involving chemicals, oil extraction, working from height, or doing maintenance alongside railway tracks. No….

    Compensation for inadequate workplace safety


    Most of us take workplace safety for granted. Indeed, the vast majority of workplaces are very safe, thanks to the health and safety measures put into action by employers up and down the country. Nowadays it is easy to understand how important such measures are, particularly when people have been injured or killed because of….

    Compensation for injuries caused by employer negligence


    Now we have the Health and Safety at Work Act far fewer people get injured at work than was once the case. Indeed, several decades into the past we saw many injuries and even fatalities occurring as a result of lax safety measures that were once in place. Thankfully the numbers have dropped significantly since….

    What is the Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS)?


    The Fleet Operator Recognition Scheme (FORS) is an accreditation initiative which aims to help companies improve safety while operating fleets or freights. The scheme is open to any organisation running a fleet including mini-buses, coaches, vans and lorries. Companies can join the scheme voluntarily and are awarded Bronze, Silver or Gold accreditation levels according to….

    What is Safety Groups UK?


    Safety Groups UK is responsible for co-ordinating local safety groups across the UK, whilst raising awareness of health and safety issues in the workplace. The organisation holds three open meetings a year and organises special seminars. It also: Forms partnerships with other health and safety organisations Supports over 700 health and safety groups across the….


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