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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

    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 accidents in a leisure centre

    ContentsLeisure centre accidentsClaiming compensation for an accident at a leisure centreIf you’re heading off to the local leisure centre, you’re probably looking forward to working up a sweat in the gym or enjoying a relaxing swim. Leisure centres are places where we can engage in physical activity, let off steam, and have fun, and we….

    Most common bouncy castle accidents

    ContentsCommon bouncy castle accidentsCommon injuriesResponsibilityWhen accidents happenAccident Advice HelplineOur promiseAccidents involving bouncy castles happen with alarming frequency. Here are some of the most common bouncy castle accidents. Common bouncy castle accidents Most bouncy castle accidents are caused by children: Colliding with one another Falling onto the ground after bouncing off inflatables Landing awkwardly after a….

    Most common scooter injuries for children

    According to data from RoSPA, more than 10,000 scooters are purchased in the UK every week (source: ). As the popularity of scooters soars, sadly, so does the number of children affected by scooter injuries. Scooters are great fun, but they can also pose an injury risk. Here are some of the most common scooter….

    The most common DIY accidents

    ContentsCommon DIY accidents and laddersOther common DIY accidentsSolvents and paintsSharp objectsDefective toolsAccident Advice HelplineLack of knowledge and experience, inadequate or defective tools, as well as carelessness and inappropriate clothing or footwear, are responsible for a great deal of DIY accidents. Here are some of the most common DIY accidents and how to avoid them. Common DIY accidents and ladders….

    Common camping injuries

    ContentsExamples of common camping accidents and injuriesAre campsites safe?What should you do if you suffer from campsite injuries?Do you need to seek treatment for your campsite injuries?Seek legal advice if you think a third party was responsible for your injuriesCamping must surely rank as one of the most fun holidays you could have in the….

    Common accidents involving a hammer

    ContentsExamples of injuries involving a hammerWhere else could an accident involving a hammer occur?Repetitive strain injuriesKnowing some basic first aidCan you make a claim for your injuries?Have you experienced a mishap involving a hammer before? Hammers should not be used lightly or without proper care, otherwise they can potentially lead to accidents. A hammer is….

    Common trampoline injuries

    Trampolining is fun, but it can also be dangerous. If you’’re taking part in a trampolining class, or you’’ve got a trampoline in the garden, it’’s important to take steps to reduce the risk of trampoline injuries, caused by accidents such as slips, trips and falls. Trampolining has become a very popular form of exercise and….

    Common restaurant accidents

    ContentsRestaurant accidentsManual HandlingContact dermatitisCommon causes of restaurant accidentsRestaurant kitchen mishapsExercise your rightBustling with activity, restaurant kitchens are packed with potential hazards which could cause restaurant accidents. As a result, accidents at work in kitchens are, sadly, fairly common. Restaurant accidents According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), slips and trips are still the sole most commonplace cause of major….

    Common accidents at music festivals

    ContentsPotential dangers for those attending music festivalsPotential dangers for those working at music festivalsDid your experience of music festivals turn into a bad one?How do you know if you could make a claim for compensation?Every year, several music festivals take place across the UK. Some are known for the huge quantities of mud generated in….

    The most common accidents in supermarkets

    Considering the heavy foot flow that passes through supermarkets each day and the nature of the products on sale, there is really no surprise that accidents in supermarkets are a common occurrence. From slips, trips and falls to head injuries caused by falling shelved items, we take a look at the most common accidents in supermarkets. Common accidents in….

    Common accidents in a coffee shop

    ContentsSlips, trips and fallsAll employers and business owners have a duty of careFood poisoningScalds and burnsMost coffee shops provide an excellent experienceIs it possible to claim for accidents in a coffee shop?Accidents in a coffee shop are rare things, thankfully. Most people who visit coffee shops each day will pop in, grab a coffee and….

    The most common injuries when roller skating

    Contents5 of the most common injuries when roller skatingPlacing blame for common injuries when roller skatingGetting in touch with Accident Advice HelplineRoller skating experienced its first popularity boom in the late 80s, and has since hopped in and out of vogue among children and young adults alike throughout the years. But with all good things….

    Five most common golfing accidents

    From slips, trips and falls to bumps, bruises and strains, when we participate in sporting activities, we do so knowing that there are potential health and safety risks involved when undertaking the pursuit. That being said, specific sports are known to be associated with typical injuries and/or illnesses, and an awareness of these hazards, such….

    Safely using an iron

    ContentsHow accidents occur whilst ironingHow to stay safe whilst ironing?Ironing is one of those tasks that although you do not have to do all the time, the pile of washing needing to be ironed soon grows and its time to get the iron out. However, due to the temperature this appliance reaches accidents can and….

    The injury risks when moving house

    Moving house is stressful at the best of times and the last thing you need is to sustain or cause someone else to sustain a personal injury while in the process of moving. Here are some of the risks of accidental injuries you are likely to encounter while moving. Trailing wires Leads trailing off computers,….

    Most common BMX accident injuries

    The Oxford Dictionary defines BMXing as ‘the organised racing of robust bicycles on a dirt-track or cross-country course’. The BMX, or bicycle motocross, is typically used to perform daring stunts and ride challenging ground. In activities such as these, adventure/adrenaline sports, you expect to experience a level of sport-related injury. Slips, trips and falls while….

    Most common street luge accident injuries

    ContentsCuts and grazesBruisesBroken bonesHead injuriesWas someone else to blame for your street luge injury?Give us a call todayHave you heard of street luge before? Maybe the word luge is familiar to you. This could be because the luge is a sport at the Winter Olympics. The luge is a toboggan on which the person lies….

    Most common paintballing accident injuries

    Introduced to the UK in the mid-1980s, paintballing is also known as war games, in which participants strike their opponents with gelatine balls filled with dye. This is typically fired using a paintball gun in rural locations such as large fields or woods. The very nature of paintballing causes competitors to experience slips, trips and….

    Most common white water rafting accident injuries

    Originally an adrenaline sport of the USA, white water rafting is becoming an increasingly popular pastime both in the UK and across the world. As with all adrenaline-fuelled adventure pursuits, it is important to remember that white water rafting carries dangers and should only be undertaken by strong swimmers. Where there’s water, slips, trips and….

    Most common longboarding accident injuries

    ContentsAre men at greater risk?What about other common injuries you could sustain while longboarding?How to avoid injuries while longboardingKeep an eye on the surface you’re longboarding onContact Accident Advice Helpline for the help you need todayWe’re all well acquainted with skateboards, but not everyone will be familiar with longboards. They aren’t far removed from skateboards,….

    Most common jet skiing accident injuries

    ContentsWhat are the most common injuries following accidents on jet skis?If jet skiing looks dangerous, it’s because, when it’s not done properly, it really, really is. In fact, you would probably assume that jet ski accidents are one of the largest causes of injuries on holiday, and you wouldn’t be wrong. A combination of high speeds,….

    Most common mountain biking accident injuries

    The ever rising popularity of mountain biking also means that reports of mountain biking accidents are also on the increase. Wearing protective gear, especially helmets, is an absolute must if serious personal injuries are to be avoided while riding on variable off-road surfaces. Mountain biking injuries High speed descents on rough terrain in particular often….

    Most common parkour accident injuries

    ContentsExamples of a parkour accidentMake sure you practise parkour in a safe spaceIf you’ve already been injured, were you at fault for causing your parkour accident?Find out whether you have an opportunity to claim compensationIf you know what parkour is, you’ll know a parkour accident can be a painful experience to have. You might also….

    Most common accident claims: Plumbers

    ContentsManual handling safety for plumbersPlumbers and other construction workers are in one of the riskiest professionsWhat should you do if you’ve been injured while working as a plumber?How much could you claim?Find out more nowPlumbers must be qualified to work in this field. They face many different challenges every day, some of which may potentially….

    Most common canyoning accident injuries

    ContentsSlips, trips and fallsFracturesRepetitive Strain InjuryAccident Advice Helpline and claiming compensationCanyoning is one of the most exciting extreme sports. Participants can enjoy climbing, abseiling, swimming, base jumping and scrambling. As with all extreme sports, there is a high chance of being injured whilst canyoning. As a law firm with years of experience in all areas….

    Most common causes of Ancylostomiasis

    ContentsWhat are hookworms?Which symptoms should you look out for?How does infection occur?What should you do if you suspect you may have Ancylostomiasis?Can infection be prevented?Do you think you’ve been infected through poor conditions?Most people probably haven’t heard of Ancylostomiasis. This condition affects the intestines of humans who have been exposed to something called hookworms. The….

    Most common accident claims: Hospitality & catering

    ContentsWhat types of accidents at work happen in catering and hospitality?What causes an accident at work injury?How to prevent an accident at work in hospitality and catering?Hospitality and catering jobs can represent rewarding careers whether you are in event management or hotels. However, this industry also has its fair share of potential accident at work….

    Most common skateboarding accident injuries

    ContentsInjuries by skateboardingMore common skateboarding injuriesAdditional injuries by skateboardingPreventing personal injuriesSlips, trips and fallsSkateboarding injuries are often the result of tripping or falling, although over-use and other factors also play a role. Ranging from minor cuts, bruises or sprains to fractures or concussions, injuries may affect the upper and lower limbs, head, neck, hips and….

    Five most common go-karting accident injuries

    ContentsWhiplash injuriesFractures and broken bonesHead injuriesBurnsNeck injuriesHow to tell whether you have a chance to claim following a go-karting accidentGo-karting is a fun activity and one many people enjoy from time to time. Many areas have at least one karting venue people can go to. Lots of these welcome drivers of all ages, as well….

    Most common causes of cellulitis

    ContentsWork-related illness: Spotlight on cellulitisHow to prevent work injuries and illnessCan I claim work accident compensation?According to the Health and Safety Executive, more than 27 million working days were lost as a result of work-related illnesses or accidents at work in 2012/13. Working is something you should do to expand your horizons, indulge your passions….

    Most common accident claims: Hair and beauty

    ContentsHair and beauty accident claims: –Slips, trips and fallsHair and beauty accident claims – allergic reactionsHair and beauty accident claims: Burns and scaldingThere’’s nothing quite like pampering yourself with a lush haircut or rejuvenating treatments at a beauty spa. Equally, nothing can put a dampener on these experiences quite like a nasty personal injury, something….

    Most common ice skating accident injuries

    ContentsSlips, trips and fallsCuts to your handsBroken bonesSeeking compensation for an injury caused while ice skatingCall today to discuss common ice skating accident injuriesHave you ever suffered any of the most common ice skating accident injuries? Every sport comes with risks, of course, but in most cases, those risks can be reduced by ensuring you….

    Most common seat belt excuses: “The strap is uncomfortable”

    Drivers/passengers often come up with wonderful excuses for not wearing seat belts. Here are some of them: It is uncomfortable. It irritates my skin. It wrinkles my clothes. It does not fit, I am too big. A little discomfort or wrinkled clothes are somewhat minor issues in comparison to the potential injuries by road accident….

    Most common bobsleigh accident injuries

    ContentsSoft tissue injuriesBroken bonesDislocated shouldersHave you been injured at work?Claiming for a bobsleigh accident or another injuryFor most of us, our experience of the bobsleigh will be watching the bobsleighing event at the Winter Olympics. However, some people will take the opportunity to have a go if they ever get the chance. In most cases,….

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