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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

    Dangers of accidentally leaving the gas stove on


    ContentsAccidents that occur when accidentally leaving the gas stove onOther dangers of gas cookersCarbon monoxideRented accommodationRight to claimAbout usGas stoves are among the most dangerous household appliances to have in your home. Accidentally leaving the gas stove on exposes you to several risks. Here are some of these risks. Accidents that occur when accidentally leaving….

    The dangers of having a thatched roof


    Highly attractive and offering outstanding insulating properties, thatch looks gorgeous and keeps homes warm in winter and cool in summer. It can, however, also be quite dangerous. Here are some of the dangers of having a thatched roof. The dangers of a thatched roof The main risk of having a thatched roof is that of….

    Safety tips for using a pillar drill


    Pillar drills are free-standing machines used to holes of varying diameters into metal, wood, plastic and other materials. Unless used safely, these machines can cause potentially serious accidents at work. Here are some tips on safely using a pillar drill. Potential causes of pillar drill accidents Pillar drills use motors to rotate drill bits. Injuries….

    Can you claim for whiplash from bumper cars?


    ContentsWhen you can claim for whiplash from bumper carsWhat to do in case of a bumper car accidentBumper car injury adviceWhy us?Bumper cars are extremely popular, but also quite dangerous. Being careful while getting on and off bumper cars and during the ride is therefore imperative. Sometimes, bumper car accidents are caused by others. If….

    Can you claim if you fall down the stairs on a double decker bus?


    ContentsClaim for a fall down the stairs on a double decker busAccident Advice HelplineCompensation amounts and time framesLearn moreWhether you can claim if you fall down the stairs on a double decker bus depends on the circumstances. Here are some instances that may entitle you to make a claim. Claim for a fall down the….

    Top injuries when using a tile cutter


    If you work in the construction industry, it’s likely that you’ll come across potentially dangerous tools on a daily basis. In almost all cases, skilled workers are able to go about their daily business without succumbing to injury, but there’s always a risk of injury when working with tools. If you’re using a tile cutter,….

    Should you reheat BBQ food?


    ContentsShould you reheat BBQ food?Preventing barbecue accidentsThe sun is shining and the holidays are on the horizon. This can only mean one thing: barbecue season is just around the corner. If you’re a fan of entertaining or you fancy yourself as king or queen of the grill, it’s a good idea to bear some simple….

    Why you should always wear gloves when applying first aid


    ContentsWhy you need to wear gloves when applying first aidWhy is first aid at work so important?You should always wear gloves when applying first aid. To help deal with accidents and injuries at work, most offices have a number of nominated first aiders. These members of staff will be sent on first aid training to learn….

    Safety tips for using lighter fluid


    Incorrectly stored or used lighter fluid can cause all kinds of potentially serious personal injuries. Here are some tips on using this flammable liquid safely. About lighter fluid Lighter fluid is used to fill cigarette lighters, for cleaning and often unwisely also to light charcoal barbecues. Highly flammable, it is packed with harmful substances known….

    Common table tennis injuries


    Table tennis injuries can be surprisingly serious for a game that looks so gentle. However, dig a little deeper and it’s easy to see why table tennis players go to great lengths to avoid injury. How are table tennis injuries caused? The frenetic pace of table tennis is the number one cause of table tennis….

    How long should you stay off work if you have chickenpox?


    ContentsShould you stay off work if you have chickenpox?The main symptoms of chickenpox in adults include:Making a work-related claimDo you need to stay off work if you have chickenpox? And how long should you stay off for? When you think of illnesses in the workplace, chickenpox doesn’t immediately spring to mind. Most of us suffered….

    How long should you stay off work if you have shingles?


    ContentsStaying off work with shinglesGetting in touchDo you know how long to stay off work if you have shingles? Shingles involve painful skin rashes that affect one side of the body and the condition is also known as herpes zoster. Most people only experience one case of shingles in their lifetimes, though some people have….

    The dangers of Segways


    ContentsCommon Segway injuriesPreventing Segway accidentsCan I claim compensation for a Segway accident?In recent times, there’s been a vast increase in the popularity of gadgets and gizmos used to get us from A to B in a novel way. Segways, rollerblades and hover boards are all the rage. While riding a Segway can be great fun,….

    The dangers of using hot glue guns in school


    ContentsWhat are the main dangers of using hot glue guns in school?How can injuries from using hot glue guns in school be avoided?Hot glue guns in school have the potential to cause serious injuries. Teachers face a constant battle to combine inventive, fun lessons with pupil safety. Add this responsibility to children’s tendency to ignore….

    Top 3 abseiling accidents


    ContentsCommon abseiling accidentsRight to claimAccident Advice HelplineWhat to expectCall usAbseiling is one of the most dangerous sports to participate in. Injuries sustained in abseiling accidents can range from minor cuts and bruises to broken limbs, neck, head and back injuries. Here are some of the most common accidents that can happen while abseiling. Common abseiling….

    Top 3 skipping injuries


    ContentsHow can you be hurt whilst jumping rope?Contact Accident Advice HelplineNeed to find out more about skipping injuries? There are many benefits attached to jumping rope or skipping, but the activity can also cause injuries. However, virtually all sporting activities do have risks attached, so it’s important not to let the risk of injury put….

    Top 3 injuries when participating in long jump


    ContentsDo you need to take action?Getting in touch if you have suffered injuries when participating in long jumpDo you know what the main injuries sustained by people participating in long jump are? Muscle or tendon strain is a common injury suffered by those participating in long jump. Muscle strains occur when muscles are torn or….

    Can you claim if your child gets injured in a school P.E. lesson?


    ContentsClaiming for your child’s P.E. injurtWhat should I do next?P.E. lessons can divide children. Some love the opportunity to burn off some steam and escape the classroom while others dread spending time in the sports hall. Whether your child loves or hates their P.E. classes, you would expect them to return home at the end….

    Safety when using scissors


    ContentsStay safe when using scissorsHairdressers and scissorsAccidents involving scissors can cause serious cuts and deep, potentially lethal puncture wounds, so safety when using scissors is imperative. Here is how to use scissors safely. Stay safe when using scissors To stay safe when using scissors and prevent personal injuries to yourself and others, you should never:….

    Accidents caused by ceiling fans


    ContentsInjuries caused by ceiling fansCan I claim compensation for injuries caused by ceiling fans?As temperatures rise, many of us will be hitting the stores to buy items like garden furniture, barbecues and electric fans. When the sun is beating down, it can be tough to keep cool, but having a fan in your room can….

    The dangers of wave pools


    ContentsCommon accidents with wave poolsContacting usWave pools may be fun, but they can also be incredibly dangerous. If you need an explanation of what a wave pool is, it’s normally a large swimming pool with waves that are generated mechanically. Whilst these facilities can draw in visitors from miles around, it’s important to remember that….

    Most common causes of falling down stairs


    ContentsAccidents and falling down stairsHow can common causes of falling down stairs be eliminated?There are numerous common causes of falling downstairs. Whatever causes your accident on the stairs, it can be comforting and reassuring to know you may be due injury compensation. Accidents and falling down stairs Trips and falls: Sometimes, when climbing or descending stairs,….

    Top 3 table tennis accidents


    While table tennis is a comparatively safe sport, table tennis accidents can and will happen occasionally. Here are the three most common table tennis-related accidents. Top 3 table tennis accidents Common table tennis accidents include: Muscle strains due to lack of warming-up. Common areas affected by such strains include shoulders, wrists and backs. Injuries to….

    Top 3 injuries in dodgeball


    ContentsInjuries in dodgeballConsequences of dodgeball-related accidentsCauses of dodgeball injuriesRight to claimCall usDodgeball is a fast and furious sport in which two teams throw several cloth, rubber or foam balls at each other. The objective is to eliminate as many members of the opposing team as possible by hitting them with a ball. The very nature….

    The dangers of bouldering


    Bouldering is a popular activity that can be undertaken outdoors or indoors on specially created climbing walls. Either way, bouldering involves a certain amount of risk. Here are some of the dangers of bouldering both outdoors and on indoor climbing walls. Dangers of bouldering outdoors When bouldering outdoors, climbers face the risk of falls from….

    Dangers of playing rounders in P.E.


    Rounders is a popular game played in P.E. lessons and just for fun everywhere. Playing rounders in P.E. or anywhere else can, however, be dangerous. Here are some of the risks. Dangers of playing rounders in P.E. Involving high-speed running and heavy, virtually solid balls travelling at great speeds, playing rounders in P.E. can lead….

    Hidden dangers of children’s sand pits


    ContentsBeware of children sand pitsAvoiding the dangers of children’s sand pitsInjuries at playgroundsAccident Advice HelplineSand pits have long been a place children love playing in. Unless adequately cared for, however, they can be dangerous. Here are some of the hidden dangers of children’s sand pits. Beware of children sand pits The main dangers of children’s….

    Dangers of oscillating pedestal fans


    Oscillating pedestal fans are a popular way of cooling rooms during stifling hot summer days. They can, however, be dangerous, especially when they are used around children. Here are some of the dangers of oscillating pedestal fans. Dangers of oscillating pedestal fans One of the main dangers of oscillating pedestal fans is their instability. Unless….

    Road traffic accidents caused by diesel spills


    ContentsDiesel spills can lead to road accidentsWhat causes diesel spills and what can I do after an accident?Every day, millions of people hit Britain’s roads. Most manage to negotiate the journey without any issues at all, but there’s always a risk of road accidents. Whether you’re just popping out to the shop or you’re embarking….

    Top 5 motorsport injuries


    ContentsCommon motorsport injuriesOther consequencesAccident Advice HelplineOut-of-court settlementsCost of claimingLearn moreMotorsports are inherently dangerous. Here are some of the most common motorsport injuries participants and even spectators may sustain. Common motorsport injuries Motorsport accidents can affect both participants and spectators. The most common motorsport injuries include: Back, spine and neck injuries Whiplash Nerve damage Broken bones….

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