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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

    Can you claim for bullying in the workplace after a previous compensation claim?


    If you’ve been injured at work or you’ve developed a work-related illness as a result of negligence on the part of your employer, you have the right to claim compensation. If you choose to make a claim and you return to work, you should be treated in the same way as every other employee. Bullying….

    Boxing concussions and their long term effects


    Over the term of their career, boxers can repeatedly sustain boxing concussions. In the long term, this can lead to boxers developing a serious, debilitating condition known as Chronic Traumatic Brain injury, or CTBI. About CTBI Also known as chronic traumatic encephalopathy, dementia pugilistica or punch drunk syndrome, Chronic Traumatic Brain injury affects an individual’s….

    Are you suffering from smoke inhalation?


    The most obvious injuries caused by fires are burns. If you have smoke inhalation injuries, these can often be tougher to spot. If you’ve been involved in accidents at work or you’ve had a fire at home, it may be wise to get checked over by a doctor. Even if you feel alright, you may….

    The aftermath: Dealing with food poisoning


    When you travel abroad, especially to countries further afield, one of the potential travel accidents you may have is food poisoning. Why is food poisoning more likely to occur overseas? The food we experience abroad is often very different from our regular diet. It could be spicier, richer or simply a different ratio of meat….

    Caring for concussion injuries


    If you’ve fallen from a height or you’ve been injured in an accident at work, there may be a risk of concussion. Concussion normally occurs following a head injury and it must be treated very carefully. In some cases, even the most innocuous slip or trip can cause severe damage and sometimes, the onset of….

    Are you only awarded compensation for physical injury?


    Many victims of accidents at work, road traffic accidents or slips, trips and falls, for example, believe that when they claim for personal injury compensation, they will only be awarded compensation for physical injury. This, however, is not true. Awarded compensation for physical injury How much a claimant will ultimately receive in terms of compensation….

    Children and toys that are said to be unsuitable for their age


    If a child becomes injured through the use of a toy, it can have devastating effects on both the child and parent. Children in particular are extremely vulnerable to the psychological injuries that can occur as the result of being injured by something that is originally designed to bring them joy and happiness. However, if….

    Recovering from RSI


    Repetitive strain Injury (RSI) is a condition that occurs when an excessive load is placed on the same muscle groups for an extended period of time. This may occur through repetitive typing on a keyboard without a break or lifting heavy loads. The symptoms of RSI include: Pain Tightness Dull ache Throbbing Numbness Tingling RSI….

    If you step on a syringe at the common, who is responsible?


    Stepping on a syringe is a terrifying ordeal for anyone to endure. The sheer number of injuries and illnesses that can arise as the result of stepping on a syringe can be described as no less than shocking. If however you were to step on a syringe at the common, who would be liable for….

    Staring at a computer and serious eye damage


    Staring at computer screens for as little as a few hours can cause eye strains, dry eyes and blurred vision, as well as headaches. While these symptoms are typically not permanent, they could, if ignored, result in chronic, potentially serious eye damage. Blue light and serious eye damage The blue light emitted by computers, tablets….

    What are the telltale signs of a concussion injury?


    A concussion is usually caused when you sustain a head injury. This could be from a slip, trip or fall, horse riding accident or something as simple as accidentally banging your head on a cupboard. While it can often be very hard to distinguish head injuries because of their nature, the telltale signs of a….

    If you get injured whilst on safari, is the safari company liable?


    Enjoying the spectacle of nature at its finest, going on a guided safari can be the experience of a lifetime. Despite the inherent dangers of travelling the wild plains of the earth, safaris are, by and large, safe and enjoyable. What happens though if you get injured whilst on safari? Who is liable for compensating….

    Caring for severe knee injuries


    Some of the most severe knee injuries resulting from sporting accidents, slips, trips and falls and even car accidents consist of ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries. These, as well as other ligament and similar severe knee injuries can be caused by: Twisting or over-extending the knee Getting hit on or around the knee Landing on….

    How does mould in a bedroom affect breathing?


    Damp and mould can have a number of detrimental effects to your health. It is important to eliminate sources of mould in a bedroom where possible, in order to prevent respiratory problems. We spend roughly a third of our lives in our bedroom and this means that exposure to mould in the bedroom is a….

    What can you do on a plane to avoid deep vein thrombosis?


    If you’re off on holiday or you are travelling abroad for business, the last thing you want is to return nursing injuries, such as deep vein thrombosis. Here are some simple steps you can take to reduce your risk of being involved in travel accidents and avoid deep vein thrombosis. How to avoid deep vein….

    If you get injured whilst on a plane, is the company liable?


    Plane travel is a popular method of transport these days to travel abroad. Due to the increasing numbers of travellers, flight operators have to make sure they have a good public liability insurance. This means that if you do have to make a travel accident compensation claim you are covered. If you do get injured….

    Why you shouldn’t be embarrassed when you make a claim


    A great number of accident victims never claim personal injury compensation. In many cases, compensation is not claimed because the injured individuals are too embarrassed and fear what others might think of them if they do make a claim. Here are two very good reasons why you shouldn’t be embarrassed about making a claim. Reason….

    Are costs from missing work covered in compensation?


    Personal injuries sustained in accidents at work, slips, trips and falls or a road traffic accident, for example, can vary significantly in severity. Recovery times subsequently also vary and may take anything from days or weeks to months or years. Some injuries are, in fact, so severe that the accident victim is left unable to….

    Coping with a severe back injury


    If you’ve been involved in accidents at work and you sustained a severe back injury, you may be worrying about taking time off and losing out on valuable income. If you were involved in an accident which wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim compensation, which could ease financial pressures associated….

    Dealing with a long-term injury after a work accident


    If you’ve been injured in an accident at work which occurred as a result of your employer’s negligence, you may have a case for work accident compensation. Dealing with a long-term injury can be distressing for you and your family and compensation can help to cover lost income, as well as rehabilitation costs. Dealing with a long-term….

    Keeping healthy while on bed rest after an accident


    If you’ve been injured in an accident at work and you’ve been confined to your bed for a long period of time, bed sores can be a real danger. Bed sores, also known as pressure ulcers, are a common complication of work injuries and illnesses, which result in a prolonged period of inactivity and bed….

    Are injuries in the workplace only physical?


    At Accident Advice Helpline, we’ve been dealing with claims for compensation in all areas of personal injury compensation for over a decade now. In that time, we’ve helped many people who’ve suffered an accident at work to get the compensation they deserve. Quite often there is a false assumption that injuries in the workplace are….

    Treatment for RSI: Physiotherapy


    Repetitive Strain Injury or RSI can be a common work injury especially in industries where the workers are required to repeat the same movements over and over again every day. This could be anything from typing to cutting hair. If you catch this work injury early it can be eased and managed without surgery, but if….

    How to deal with extreme sunburn


    Many of us enjoy the warmth of the sun on our skin when we head off on holiday, but it’s wise to be aware of the risks of extreme sunburn and to take steps to prevent skin damage and reduce the risk of other illnesses and travel accidents when travelling abroad. How to deal with….

    Safe use of crutches


    With slips, trips and falls, no matter the severity of the accident you experience, there is always a chance that you will end up hobbling along on crutches. No matter how you ended up on crutches, if you do find yourself in need of them, you can minimise your risk of sustaining further injuries by….

    Five tips in recovering from an Achilles injury


    Your Achilles tendon is one of the largest in the human body and also one of the hardest to repair following injury. Infamously known as a common sport-related injury that causes immense pain for runners and team-sport participants alike, recovering from an Achilles injury can be a strenuous and agonising process. So while slips, trips….

    Are you dealing with post traumatic stress disorder?


    PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder) is an anxiety disorder victims of traumatic events like car accidents, wartime combat or natural disasters may experience. Signs and symptoms Typically occurring when the afflicted individual is re-experiencing the road traffic accident, combat situation or other traumatic event; trying to avoid memories of or thinking about the car crash or….

    How do I know if my head injury is serious?


    Often an outcome of motoring and cycling accidents; slips, trips and falls from height, head injuries can range in severity from somewhat minor bumps to possibly life-changing, even fatal brain damage. Injuries to the head can be either open or closed. Open head injuries Penetrating, or open head wounds mean someone was hit by an….

    Is it safe to take painkillers on an empty stomach?


    Health and Safety Executive statistics show that every year more than 28 million working days are lost as a result of accidents at work and work-related illness. If you suffer from work-related injuries or you’re eager to find out more about claiming work accident compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline. Painkillers on an empty stomach Many….

    How do you know if you have an infection?


    Sometimes slips, trips and falls and other accidents can cause more than the initial injury we sustain. These injuries can lead to further illness or infection and additional distress and discomfort. When you are suffering from an infection, it is important to stay at home and recuperate, as it is likely your illness could be….

    How do I tell if a cut is infected?


    A cut is a small injury which can usually be treated at home by cleaning and dressing without any particular training required. On some occasions infection can occur where bacteria enters a break in the skin and this can lead to significantly more problems than the initial injury. Knowing how to tell if your cut….

    Losing earnings while injured


    Sustaining an injury caused by such incidents as an accident at work is no laughing matter. At best it can mean a bit of pain and discomfort but it can mean a lot of time off work to recover in turn, losing earnings. This can be both mentally and physically stressful as you may be….

    The psychological impact of dog bites in public


    Dog bites and dog bite injuries number in the tens of millions each year and children are at higher risk than adults. Between 76 and 94 per cent of animal bites are from dogs and apart from the physical injury that these attacks cause, emotional scars can also be left for years. Traumatic and psychological….

    Is there a minimum compensation for whiplash?


    If you have suffered a whiplash injury in a road traffic accident then you can claim compensation and Accident Advice Helpline can help. What are whiplash injuries? A whiplash injury occurs when the neck and head snap backwards or forwards as the result of an impact accident or sudden braking in a car crash. The….

    How long do the effects of food poisoning last?


    Food poisoning is an illness which occurs when you eat contaminated food. In most cases, food poisoning is caused by bacteria, such as E.coli or salmonella; however, it can also be viral. A common example of viral food poisoning is norovirus. If you’ve developed food poisoning after staying at a hotel or eating at a….

    Tips on dealing with extreme sunburn


    Sunburn can be a lot more serious than most people think. It is a type of radiation burn caused by the sun’s UV rays and extreme sunburn can cause permanent damage if not treated properly. When you are on holiday you need to take extra care to avoid a travel accident, but you also need….

    What effects are associated with whiplash?


    Whiplash is one of the most common road traffic accident injuries, but what exactly is it and what other after-effects are associated with whiplash? About whiplash Whiplash causes symptoms such as pain, restricted movement and tenderness in the neck and upper back; in the case of road accidents, it results from the sudden jolting movement….

    The varying severity of head-related injuries


    Head-related injuries can result from accidents at work, slips, trips and falls and road traffic accidents and they range from minor to life-threatening. If you’ve suffered a head injury and you were not to blame for the work accident, which caused it, you could claim compensation. Which types of accident cause head injuries? Head injuries….

    Industrial deafness therapy: Cochlear implants


    When working in an environment where you are continually exposed to loud sounds and noises there are many risks of sustaining a work injury including long term hearing loss. What treatments are available to help treat work injuries such as hearing damage? If the hearing loss has become irreversible then one such treatment which is….

    Industrial deafness therapy: Middle ear implants


    Industrial deafness is one of the most distressing accidents at work that a person can suffer. Hearing loss can have an effect on your family, social and work life. The effects of hearing loss are often permanent. However, recent advances in technology have gone some way towards restoring lost hearing. Middle ear implants Unlike hearing….

    What is Acoustic Co-ordinated Reset Neuromodulation?


    Industrial deafness is a leading cause of accident at work compensation claims. It can be stressful and difficult to cope with. Unfortunately in the majority of cases, industrial deafness and tinnitus are irreversible. A number of new pioneering treatments have sought to change this and among them is Acoustic Co-ordinated Reset Neuromodulation. What exactly is….

    What rehabilitation techniques exist following an office fall?


    Falls at work can cause work injuries of varying severity. The severity of such injuries at work partly depends on whether the injuries were the result of a fall from height or a simple slip or trip. Possible injuries Office falls may subsequently result in injuries ranging from minor bruises, cuts or abrasions through serious….

    Evanescence guitarist incurs whiplash-induced stroke


    Whiplash is a condition that is normally associated with road traffic accidents. Whiplash occurs when the neck suffers a violent movement forwards, backwards or to the side. Did you know, however, that whiplash can occur in other ways and can lead to other injuries? In this case we take a look at Terry Balsamo, the….

    What damage can arsenic poisoning cause?


    Classed as a heavy metal, arsenic is a chemical element that can exist in metallic (grey, black or yellow) and ionic forms. Throughout history, arsenic has been employed as a pesticide; a pigment and as a medical agent. It has also been used as an agent to inflict harm on others (use with criminal intent)…..

    How to successfully cope with anxiety after your injury


    The aftermath of suffering a serious personal injury can be an extremely distressing time for all involved. Whether you are hurt at work, injured on the road or suffer a public trip or fall, the road to recovery can be long, arduous and littered with both physical and mental obstacles. What are some of the….

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