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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 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 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….

    Being injured as a visitor on a construction site

    Construction sites are dangerous places to be, not just for those working on them, but also for visitors. As well as employee-related accidents, when you run a construction site, you need to be mindful of those who could be potentially injured as a visitor. The risk of being injured as a visitor Those visiting your….

    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….

    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….

    Who’s liable if you hurt yourself in the gym shower?

    Who is liable for injuries in a gym shower depends on the circumstances surrounding the personal injury. Self-inflicted gym shower incidents If, for example, you were to sustain an injury by slipping on wet flooring in a shower, it could be argued that showers are by their very nature wet places and you should therefore have:      ….

    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….

    Hazards when attending a football game

    Football games for many are a chance to see your favourite team and cheer them on. It is an opportunity to support your team whether at home or away. However, like all events, there are potential hazards when attending a football game. One of the main types of potential accidents are slips, trip or falls and….

    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….

    Dangers of rollerblading on asphalt

    Rollerblading on asphalt is a popular, exhilarating pastime enjoyed around the world. While many have the sense to wear suitable protective gear, such as helmet, knee, elbow and wrist pads, others are not so wise and some of the personal injuries resulting from falling onto hard ground can be serious. Dangers of rollerblading It is….

    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 a summer music festival

    Summer music festivals are extremely popular and usually attended by large crowds. Typically involving an array of temporary structures, camping areas and a great deal of movement all over the site during times of low light levels, such festivals rarely go by without a number of personal injuries, most of which are caused by slips,….

    Five slip and trip hazards at the cinema

    A night out at the cinema, whether it’s for a first date, a romantic evening or a family outing to enjoy the latest blockbuster, is almost as strong an English tradition as fish and chips and disappointing World Cups. For such a common occurrence, it may come as a surprise just how many hazards and….

    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….

    Five slip and trip hazards at the bowling alley

    There isn’t much that beats a night of bowling with your friends — grabbing some food and ordering some drinks before dividing into teams is great for striking up a bit of healthy competition and a lot of fun. However, the bowling alley can be a dangerous place for slips, trips and falls. Being aware of what….

    5 slip and trip hazards at your nearest shopping mall

    ContentsSpilt drinks and foodBoxes and items left on the floorDisplays 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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