Every day, thousands of people all over the UK use tools to carry out everyday work-related tasks, and while this increases efficiency and productivity, it also raises the risk of work accidents. If you’ve had an accident at work and you are seeking compensation for your injuries, call Accident Advice Helpline.
What is a wall chaser and how can it contribute to work-related injuries?
A wall chaser is a power tool used to create narrow channels in a wall; it is most commonly used to make space for laying electrical wires and cables. Wall chasers are similar to angle grinders and the majority are hand-held.
Wall chasers are a modern alternative to the hammer and chisel and they produce more accurate results in a shorter period of time; however, they are noisy and they produce a lot of dust, and this can contribute to work-related illness and injury.
Examples of work-related injuries that may be caused by using a wall chaser include:
- hearing loss
- respiratory illnesses
- eye injuries and loss of sight
- electric shock
Health and safety at work: Using a wall chaser safely
When using a wall chaser at work, it is important to follow these instructions:
- always wear protective eye goggles, ear plugs, and a mask over your mouth
- wear suitable clothing and footwear
- follow the instruction manual
- always ensure the wall chaser is assembled correctly and you use the correct parts
- replace damaged wheels
- never leave the wall chaser until the wheels have stopped rotating
- keep an eye on your fingers and take care when operating the wall chaser
Work accidents: Making a claim
If you’ve been injured at work and you would like to make a claim for compensation, note down all the details of the incident and the injuries you sustained, take photographs and ask any witnesses for their contact details. Report the accident to your manager or supervisor and seek medical attention. Contact Accident Advice helpline to discuss your work accident claim with an expert personal injury lawyer and then let them do all the hard work for you. The majority of clients never go to court and Accident Advice Helpline has established a reputation for providing a reliable, hassle-free, and professional service. The firm has been in business for 13 years and is supported by author and television personality, Esther Rantzen. Call us free on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: January 28, 2014
Author: David Brown