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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

    Do sand bags help against flooding?


    In the UK, we’re used to a spot of rain. It rains all year round in most parts of the country, and sometimes, you can experience all four seasons in a single day. Most of us don’t have to worry about flooding, but some areas are prone to excessive downpours and resulting complications. If heavy….

    How to reduce the risk of flooding damaging your home


    Homeowners can reduce the risk of flooding damaging their homes by making a few permanent changes, including: Replacing ground floor coverings with ceramic tiles Using slip-resistant rugs, rather than fitted carpets Raising electric sockets and switches to a minimum of 1.5 metres above ground level (this also helps to prevent injuries by electrocution during a….

    Being careful around flood waters


    Floods can be caused by anything from burst pipes or faulty washing machines to natural disasters. Whatever the cause, it is important to be careful around flood waters. Reasons to be careful around flood waters Even minor flooding could cause accidents likely to result in more or less serious personal injuries. Wet flooring could cause….

    Avoiding injury when walking in flood water


    Recent UK weather conditions have left many of us worried about the risk of flooding throughout the country. While we are all too aware of the damage this can do to our homes and property, it is harder to comprehend how to manage day to day in flood conditions. Of course, where there’s water, slips,….

    5 things that should be in your flood survival kit


    Flood damage can be devastating. As well as the costs and time it takes to recover from a serious flooding disaster, both the event itself and the aftermath increases the risk of accidents, such as slips, trips and falls, happening and personal injuries occurring. If you live in an area susceptible to flooding, then being….

    Are floods more dangerous in winter or summer?


    Floods can be very dangerous, life-threatening and home destroying, depending on the nature of the flood. Many of us associate floods with the dark days of autumn or winter, but it is not unheard of for many parts of the world to experience floods during the summer months. Accidents can occur during floods (winter or….

    How to safely handle chemicals after returning to a flooded premises


    Recent flooding in parts of England has brought the issue of flooding and what to do in the event of a flood to the fore once again. In this article, Accident Advice Helpline takes a look at how to safely handle chemicals upon returning to flooded premises. Wear protective clothing As always, it is important….

    In focus: January UK floods & record rainfall


    At the beginning of 2014, storms battered the UK, bringing record rainfall and contributing to widespread flooding. Flooding not only damages buildings and possessions, it also increases the risk of accidents and injuries, from road traffic accidents to slips, trips and falls. Flood accidents and collisions on the road: Advice for drivers Driving is hazardous….

    What level of flooding can float a car?


    As little as 1 foot of water can float a car. When floods hit you need to be prepared. We have some tips to help keep you safe from a car accident or worse during floods. If in doubt, do NOT go out and risk a road traffic accident If you do not have to go….

    How should I handle electrical equipment after a flood?


    Experiencing a flood can be devastating, it can not only ruin more practical objects, but even more sentimental objects. Whether it be a burst water pipe, or a much larger flood the effects can be variable. However, as much as you are wanting to get your property back to normal, it is important to remember….

    What problems does dampness pose to my health?


    As well as being extremely unsightly, damp and mould in the home or office can pose significant risks to your health. In terms of causing illness at work, it’’s a genuine concern for employers and staff alike. How can mould and damp cause accidents at work? Rather than work accidents in the typical sense,– i.e…..

    How to safely deal with vermin infestations after floods


    The aftermath of a serious flood can be a deeply troubling and concerning time. As the bills pour in and the extent of the damage is assessed, you could be forgiven for letting some things fall by the wayside. However, to do so could prove costly in both a financial and personal sense in the….

    How soon should I return to my shop job after localised flooding?


    In an ideal world, employees should not have to return to a shop job after flooding until the aftermath of the flood has been completely cleared up by a team of professionals. Unfortunately, life is rarely perfect, and workers may well be asked to go and help with the cleaning effort. In this case, it….

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