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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."

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    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….

    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….

    Dangers of climbing Scafell Pike

    ContentsWhat are the main dangers of climbing Scafell Pike?Making a compensation claimWhen it comes to climbing Scafell Pike, there are numerous dangers you need to be aware of and prepare for when on your ascent and descent. On the right day, the breath-taking views and experiences will make all the effort and exertion worthwhile. However,….

    5 dangerous water sports

    Contents5 of the most dangerous water sportsHow to stay safe when partaking in dangerous water sportsClaiming compensation for water sports accidents abroadAccident Advice HelplineWhen on holiday, it is likely that you will feel inclined to participate in activities you wouldn’’t normally at home, such as adrenaline-fuelled dangerous water sports. While there is no harm living a little….

    Dangerous careers: Zookeeper

    ContentsThe dangers that a zookeeper facesWho is responsible for a zookeeper’s accident at work?Accident Advice HelplineIt seems to be an uncommon profession yet there are plenty of workers out there who are employed within the sector. However, it is the specific role of zookeeper that presents particular hazards that put employees at risk of sustaining….

    London’s most dangerous areas: Dalston

    ContentsThe perks of living in DalstonTypes of crime experienced in Dalston and elsewhereTaking good care on the roads and pavements of DalstonHas something already happened to you?Dalston has a population of 7,659 people. It has two train stations and Hackney Central isn’t far away to the east of Dalston, either, so transport links are good…..

    London’s most dangerous areas: Newham

    ContentsWhere is Newham?Accidents on the roadsStaying safe while you are out and aboutCan you claim?In 2015, Newham was estimated to have a population of around 332,800 people. The Greater London Authority determined this to rise to around 338,600 people. The area was once known as one of the most deprived areas in England, but it….

    London’s most dangerous areas: Whitechapel

    ContentsHow safe is Whitechapel?Staying safe while you are enjoying Whitechapel and the rest of LondonTake care when cyclingDiscover today whether you could claim for injuries in an accident in WhitechapelThink of Whitechapel and the first thing to come to mind will probably be Jack the Ripper. Even though his crimes occurred in 1888, he is….

    Most dangerous kitchen items: Food processor

    Working in a kitchen can be extremely hazardous, and accidents at work in kitchens are comparatively common. Food processors One kitchen gadget often responsible for work accidents is the food processor. The risks here are injury by electrocution if the appliance is not well maintained or used too close to water or with wet hands…..

    The most dangerous spectator sports in the world

    ContentsRally drivingFormula One racingBaseballFootballBull fighting and runningHave you been injured while viewing one of the more dangerous spectator sports?Call us today for helpWatching sport on television is a popular pastime. The number of people watching will depend on what is going on and whether any popular sports are being broadcast. For example, just under 4%….

    Most dangerous places to take a selfie: Cliffs of Moher, Ireland

    ContentsBe selfie savvy: Avoid public accidentsDangerous selfie spots: Cliffs of Moher, IrelandWho is to blame for your accident in public?According to a recent study undertaken by Psychology Today, the more selfies you take and post onto social media platforms, the less likeable you become among your friends and followers. As the selfie craze takes the….

    Most dangerous places to take a selfie: Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, Wales

    ContentsDangerous snaps at Pontcysyllte Aqueduct, WalesAccidents in publicAssistance from Accident Advice HelplineSelfies have taken over social media. Whether your platform of choice is Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or otherwise, it is unlikely that you will be able to scroll the length of your feed without a selfie striking your eye. While selfies are, on the surface,….

    Most dangerous places to take a selfie: Gozo Cliffs, Malta

    With the recent advent of the selfie stick, it is confirmed that the selfie craze has taken over our social media-mad world. While many people find the fad annoying, selfies are overall relatively harmless, although some hardcore haters would argue otherwise. That being said, selfies do encourage us to switch off from what is immediately going….

    Most dangerous places to take a selfie: CN Tower EdgeWalk, Toronto

    ContentsThe ever-rising popularity of selfiesEnjoying the CN Tower EdgeWalk in complete safetyWhat could go wrong if you take selfies without proper care and attention?Accidents while out in publicHelp is available nowIt takes a brave person to attempt the CN Tower EdgeWalk. The tower can be found in Toronto and is regarded as one of the….

    What causes flip-flop skin rash?

    ContentsAre flip-flops safe to wear?What should you do if you develop flip-flop skin rash?How much could you claim if your flip-flops were to blame?Expert legal adviceGo onto any beach in the summer and you’ll likely see countless people wearing flip-flops. Indeed, you don’t have to venture as far as a beach – you’ll see lots….

    Most dangerous places to take a selfie: Kjeragbolten, Norway

    ContentsAvoiding a fallBase jumping also takes place at KjeragboltenWhat should you do if you have an accident while on holiday abroad?Find out today if you’re able to claim something for injuries sustained on holidayThere are lots of places you could choose to take a selfie in, but some are more dangerous than others. Some might….

    Most dangerous careers: Metal crafters

    As a law firm with years of experience in all areas of personal injury compensation, including accidents at work, Accident Advice Helpline has amassed an expert when it comes to identifying dangerous careers. We understand the risks involved in almost all occupations, and although we are primarily a law firm dedicated to pursuing justice for….

    Most dangerous places to take a selfie: Devil’s Pool, Victoria Falls

    On every smartphone, you are almost guaranteed to find a series of selfies: pictures taken of yourself, by yourself, using the coming-of-age invention of the front-facing camera. Whether you’re meeting someone famous or holidaying in the destination of your dreams, taking a selfie is what most of us want to do. However, as tempting as….

    Most dangerous machinery: Milling machine

    ContentsWays you can be injured by a milling machineWays to guard yourself against injuryWhat if the machine is faulty?The milling machine is a useful tool for working with metal, and commonplace in construction jobs. The strong blades can cut material, even it out and also drill holes into it. Though this machinery is popular, it….

    Most dangerous machinery: Surface grinder

    Surface grinders are among the most dangerous pieces of machinery used in workshops. Accidents at work Accidental contact with high speed grinding wheels can result in serious work injuries to hands and fingers. Loose bits of clothing, long hair or jewellery may also be dragged into the machine, again resulting in potentially serious, if not….

    Most dangerous machinery: Plasma cutter

    ContentsHow can an accident at work happen when using this machine?How to avoid an accident at work injury?A plasma cutter is a machine made to cut steel or metal. This is done using a plasma torch which cuts through an inert gas being pushed through a nozzle at high speed whilst an electrical arc is….

    Most dangerous machinery: Grinding machine

    ContentsHave you had an accident at work involving machinery?What precautions should be taken with a grinding machine?What can I do if I suffer an injury with this machine?Can I claim for work accident compensation if the accident was my fault?How much compensation could I receive from a work-related incident?Have you had an accident at work….

    Most dangerous machinery: Lathe

    ContentsLathe accidents at workTypes of accidents a lathe can causeAccident Advice HelplineHow to get startedWhen machinery is an integral part of your working day, it is inevitable that accidents at work will occur. Heavy duty industrial machines pose an element of risk, no matter the employee’s experience. A lathe is built to undertake a number….

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