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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

    Are tramlines a trip hazard?

    Tramlines can be very dangerous, although they are also very convenient and allow people in various parts of the UK to get around with ease. Trams play a pivotal role in helping people reduce their carbon footprint and cutting down congestion, but sadly far too many people are still being injured by trams each year…..

    Claiming if you trip over in a clothing shop due to items on the floor

    Do you know what to do if you trip over in a clothing shop and the accident is someone else’s fault? At Accident Advice Helpline, we have a great deal of experience when it comes to dealing with accident claims for injuries sustained in public places, and we welcome you to get in touch at….

    Why it’s a good idea to sit down after you suffer a fall

    Why do people suggest that you sit down after you suffer a fall? Are there actually any genuine benefits in terms of recovery from a slip, trip or fall? Or is it something of an old wives’ tale? Meaningless advice along the lines of drinking water out the ‘wrong’ side of the cup to cure….

    Can you claim if you fall in a school cafeteria?

    Have you had a fall in a school cafeteria? There are many reasons why you might slip, trip or fall in a school cafeteria. Wet floors, discarded food and spilt drinks can all cause falls, and if you have had an accident that could have been avoided and wasn’t your fault, we can help. It’s….

    What should you do if you see someone elderly fall over?

    Do you know what to do if you see someone elderly fall over? Sadly, falls are incredibly common amongst older people because they are more vulnerable and frail. The chances of falls occurring grow if the person has a medical condition. In fact, it’s estimated that one in three adults aged 65 and over still….

    Can you claim if you fall down stairs due to lack of light?

    Slips, trips and falls are incredibly common. Often, it’s a case of losing your footing, but sometimes, there’s a cause which could have been prevented. If you fall down stairs due to lack of light in an office block, for example, there is a chance that this accident could have been prevented if the lighting….

    Slip injuries caused by product spillages

    Slip injuries caused by product spillages are among the most common injuries in supermarket accidents. They are also common in restaurants, restaurant kitchens and other working environments. Injuries caused by product spillages Often the result of being dropped by customers, injuries caused by product spillages in shops could entitle you to make a personal injury….

    Can you claim if you slip on a squash court?

    The repetitive, fast paced nature of squash carries means squash injuries occur. There are, however, some instances in which you can claim if you slip on a squash court. Slip on a squash court You may, for instance, be able to make a claim for compensation if your slip on a squash court was caused….

    Can you claim if you slip on a badminton court?

    Whether you can claim if you slip on a badminton court depends on the circumstances leading to your accident, whilst determining who was at fault. When you can claim if you slip on a badminton court Most badminton courts have either wooden or synthetic surfaces. If such surfaces are not kept clean, dry and in….

    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….

    How is a private road defined?

    ContentsWhat is a private road?Is it possible to claim compensation?Accident Advice HelplineIf you’’ve been injured in a public place, you may be thinking about claiming public liability compensation, but what happens when you suffer slips, trips and falls on a private road? Who is liable for an accident on a private road? How is a private….

    Injuries that darts players suffer

    ContentsInjuries caused by the darts themselvesWhere do you play darts?Why should you contact Accident Advice Helpline?If someone asked you to think of a sport, you might think of something physical like tennis, football, basketball or even swimming. Chances are, darts wouldn’t be the first thing to come to mind, yet it is still a sport…..

    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 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….

    What wild berries can you not eat?

    ContentsThe dangers of eating wild berriesCompensation for accidents outdoorsAccident Advice HelplineAs summer approaches, we are all more inclined to make the most of the outdoors and explore the Great British countryside. That being said, while slips, trips and falls due to uneven terrain are common outdoor accidents, other activities including picking and eating wild berries….

    Common spa incidents

    When we finally manage to take time out from the hustle and bustle of daily life and retreat to the spa for some well-earned recuperation, it’’s a time to relax and rejuvenate, yet unfortunately spa incidents do occur. Of course, slips, trips and falls are common spa incidents, given the typical tired flooring, water, oils….

    What are common signs of concussion?

    Classed as mild TBIs (traumatic brain injuries), concussions are typically not life-threatening. Usually caused by impacts to the head or whiplash-type injuries causing rapid back and forth movement of an affected individual’s head and brain, they can, however, cause some serious symptoms necessitating medical treatment. With this in mind, it is important to know the signs of concussion. Common causes….

    If a handyman injures themselves on your property, are you liable?

    ContentsAre you liable if a handyman injures themselves?The claims process for handyman injuriesAccident Advice HelplineSlips, trips and falls around the home are relatively standard domestic accidents. With this in mind, if you employ a contractor to carry out work on your home, and a handyman injures themselves while working on your property, can you be held liable? Are you….

    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….

    Suffering an accident on a public footpath

    If you’’ve been injured after suffering a slip, trip or fall in a public place or you’’ve had an accident on a public footpath, you may be able to claim compensation. If you have proof that you were not to blame for your injuries and the incident occurred within the last three years, call Accident Advice Helpline today. Who is….

    The most common injuries seen in A and E departments

    ContentsSlips, trips and fallsAlcohol-related injuriesBreaks and sprainsMake a claimIf you walk into any A and E department you are likely to be greeted by a hive of activity. These areas always seem to be busy with a variety of different injuries and ailments. However, what are the most common injuries seen in A and E….

    Why you shouldn’t run around a swimming pool

    ContentsCommon injuries at the poolSwimming pools are a fun distraction in the hot summer months. They offer the opportunity to cool down and enjoy swimming while also being a place to hang out, lounging around and reading a book or simply sunbathing. There was always a sign at public swimming baths to suggest no running….

    Five most common injuries when leaving a night spot

    ContentsInjuries that could occur when leaving a night spotMaking a compensation claim for a nightclub accidentEvery Friday night, thousands of people flock to bars and clubs to let their hair down, enjoy a drink and catch up with friends after a long week at work. While clubbing can be great fun, club accidents are fairly….

    Most common shower-related injuries

    ContentsWhat are the most common shower-related injuries?Other reasons your bathroom might be dangerousInjured in a public bathroomStaying safe in the bathroomWho’s responsible for my accident?Claiming compensation after a shower accidentThe bathroom is where we go to relax and unwind after a long, hard day – it’s also the place we go to freshen up before….

    5 slip and trip hazards at the airport

    Airports are always busy, both arrivals and departures. Whether you go to one of the big London airports or one of the smaller airports around the world there are always potential hazards which could lead to a slip, trip or fall. Here are our 5 slip and trip hazards at the airport. Trip injury over….

    5 slip and trip hazards at your nearest shopping mall

    ContentsSpilt drinks and foodBoxes and items left on the floor Displays in the middle of the floorPushchairs and buggies left unattendedRepairs not carried outShopping malls can be busy places even on weekdays. Due to the crowds and the amount of different shops a mall can be surrounded in slip and trip hazards. Here are 5 potential….

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