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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

    5 essentials for an accident-free holiday


    Are you looking forward to a summer holiday? Have you been counting down the days for as long as you can remember? If so, the last thing you want to think about travel accidents. Here are five essentials for an accident-free holiday. 5 essentials for an accident-free holiday All of us dream of an accident-free….

    5 safety checks before playing hockey


    Hockey is a great sport, both to play and as a spectator, yet playing hockey relies on high fitness levels as well as skill and perseverance. With twenty players and two goalkeepers carrying sticks and chasing a hard ball around the field, accidents are bound to take place when playing hockey. Staying safe when playing hockey….

    Safety checks before playing cricket


    While it may not appear a particularly dangerous sport at first glance, cricket accidents can and do happen. Cricket may be a sport which involves breaks for lunch and tea, with matches delayed at the first drop of rain, but don’t underestimate it as a dangerous sport. The weight of a hard, leather cricket ball, and the….

    5 safety checks to make before skiing


    Skiing is one of the most popular winter sports in the world. Before skiing, arranging travel can be expensive and the perfect resort can be difficult to find, but the fun and beautiful surroundings make it well worth the effort. Despite not technically being a contact sport, skiing accidents are very common. This is often….

    5 precautions to eradicate slips in the house


    When you go to work, you should have peace of mind that your boss has taken the relevant measures to prevent accidents at work such as slips, trips and falls. When you’’re at home, it’’s up to you to make sure that your home is as safe as possible. If you’’re eager to eradicate slips in….

    5 rules to follow when changing any light fixture


    Before your consider changing any light fixture, it is important that you understand the risks involved to help prevent accidents in the home. While accidents such as slips, trips and falls are only really an issue if changing any light fixture at height, there are some general rules to follow when changing any light fixture in your home. Rules to….

    5 ways to deter intruders


    Having someone intrude in your home is a frightening experience. In addition to potentially losing precious belongings, you could be left feeling violated, vulnerable and frightened. What’s more, if an intruder should be hurt while in your home or even in your garden, you could be held liable for their personal injuries. Here are five ways to deter intruders. How….

    5 things to have in your first aid kit when travelling


    Preparing a first aid kit may not be the first thing on your mind when travelling abroad. As emergencies or injuries such as blisters or minor injuries by slips, trips and falls, insect bites and stings and so on, can and will happen, it is essential to carry a first aid kit when travelling. 5 items to carry in your first aid kit….

    5 essential tips for driving abroad


    If you’’re planning to hire a car abroad this summer, it’’s wise to take some essential tips for driving abroad on board. Driving in a foreign country may be a completely different kettle of fish to driving at home in the UK. Here are five essential tips for driving abroad to take on board to….

    5 safety warnings when on a ferry


    Whether you are travelling on a cruise liner or simply nipping from Dover to Calais, it is important to adhere to warnings when on a ferry to minimise the risk of travel accidents. Of course, accidents on holiday to happen, human error is the greatest culprit. Yet, by ensuring you follow all health and safety warnings when on a….

    5 tips to be safe around sports fields


    Slips, trips and falls are common sport-related accidents, which all sportspersons will have experienced at one time or another. While some accidents, such as slips and falls, are simply unavoidable, there are ways to minimise the risk of sports injuries and safe around sports fields. How to stay safe around sports fields Whether you partake in sports as a hobby, semi-professionally,….

    5 reasons to accompany your child to the common


    There are many reasons why you should accompany your child to the common, but the five most important ones are all concerned with your child’s health, safety and general well-being. Top 5 reasons to accompany your child to the common Here are the five most important reasons to go with your child to the common, rather than letting….

    5 tips for getting home late at night in London


    When you have been out and about in London Town, no matter how good your evening, there will come a time when you need to consider getting home late at night. While accidents in London, such as slips, trips and falls, occur all day long, regardless of the time of day, when getting home late at night you are….

    5 tips to stay safe whilst on a boat


    As enjoyable as boating is, it can also be extremely dangerous. In order to stay safe whilst on a boat, it is therefore necessary to follow a few simple safety tips like those listed below. Stay safe whilst on a boat You can help to ensure you and others stay safe whilst on a boat by: Being weather-wise. Always….

    5 lessons in pool safety


    During your time abroad, whether you plan to take a plunge in the swimming pool or bathe in the tranquil seas, there are some general pool safety guidelines to follow that can help minimise the risk of sustaining a holiday injury. It goes without saying, the last thing on your mind, when you’re jetting off….

    5 things to always have on your boat


    If you are lucky enough to be in possession of a boat, you will be well aware that accidents do occur from time to time. For example, due to the nature of sailing, slips, trips and falls are common boating accidents, however unpredictable waters can lead to unpredictable accidents at sea. With that in mind,….

    How to avoid accidents while driving at work


    The risk of having a road traffic accident while driving at work is ever present. Here are a few ways you can help to reduce the risk of having accidents at work. Know your vehicle Before you set off, perform routine vehicle safety checks on your tyres, wheel fixings and lights. Report any faults immediately…..

    How to keep an outdoor fire under control


    Whether you are preparing to burn garden rubbish as part of your summer gardening routine, or are busy setting up a celebration bonfire, it is vital to prevent injuries by fire and damage to your property. You can do this by keeping an outdoor fire under control at all times. Here are a few tips on….

    5 tips to be prepared for a fire


    Tips to be prepared for a fire on your business premises are based on the same principles applied to the prevention of accidents at work. 5 tips to be prepared for a fire These tips to be prepared for a fire include: Risk assessment Good Housekeeping Safe working practices Detection, alarm and response Training 1…..

    5 items to ensure you’ll never have a fire again


    While there is really nothing that will guarantee that you will never have a fire again, there are some things that will at last minimise the risk of fire significantly. Here are five of these things. 5 items to help ensure you’ll never have a fire again Safe electricals: Ensuring your home’s wiring and electrical appliances….

    Ensuring your house is equipped to deal with fires


    Preventing fires is obviously of utmost importance. Ensuring your home is equipped to deal with fires in case something does go wrong is equally important. Here are a few tips on making sure you are equipped to deal with fires. Step one Make sure you have fully functioning smoke detectors. A minimum of one detector….

    Tips to avoid back injuries in your office job


    If you have an office job and spend most of your work day sat at a desk it can be easy to sustain work injuries such as a bad back. Here are our tips to avoid back injuries. Tell them what you need When you first start and then at regular intervals, your work should….

    Top 5 safety tips when embarking on a long road trip


    While you could have a road traffic accident even on a short trip, embarking on a long road trip does somewhat increase your risk of being injured in a road accident. Here are the top five safety tips for long journeys. Tip one Before embarking on a long road trip, plan your route thoroughly to….

    Tips to avoid injury when climbing Ben Nevis


    Ben Nevis is, at 1,344 m, Scotland and the UK’s highest mountain. Climbing Ben Nevis is highly popular among both experienced and inexperienced hikers. Unfortunately, lack of adequate gear and inexperience often combine with poor weather conditions to cause slips, trips and falls with potentially serious, even fatal consequences. The following tips should help to….

    Avoiding injury when walking in flood water


    Recent UK weather conditions have left many of us worried about the risk of flooding throughout the country. While we are all too aware of the damage this can do to our homes and property, it is harder to comprehend how to manage day to day in flood conditions. Of course, where there’s water, slips,….

    Five tips to avoid injury whilst competing in Three Peaks


    The Three Peaks Challenge involves participants attempting to climb all of Scotland’s (Beinn Nibheis or Ben Nevis; 4,409 ft or1,344 m); Wales’ (Yr Wyddfa or Snowdon; 3,560 ft or 1,085 m) and England’s (Scafell Pike; 3,209 ft or 978 m) highest mountains within 24 hours. Often done to raise funds for charities, competing in Three….

    Five tips to avoid injury on London’s bus network


    London’s bus network is advanced, complex and not to mention busy. Whenever you walk around London you will always see a bus or two on each road as the transport network is well connected all over the city. However, like all transport methods, accidents can and do happen. One of the most common types of….

    Five signs you may be concussed


    Every year in the UK, thousands of people are injured in accidents at work. If you’ve been injured and you believe that the accident was caused by your employer’s negligence, you could claim work accident compensation. Types of work injury The most common types of work accidents and injuries include: slips, trips and falls falls….

    Ensuring your child doesn’t choke on a toy


    Small children under the age of three often put toys in their mouth as a natural part of the curiosity of learning but if their playthings are too small then there is the possibility they will get stuck in the windpipe and cause choking. Choking defined When a person’s airways are blocked and cause the….

    Staying safe when taking the night bus home


    If you are travelling at night on public transport you have to be especially careful to avoid having an accident. In the dark more injuries are sustained and more incidents can occur including slips, trips and falls. How can slips, trips and falls occur when taking the night bus home? The main cause of slips,….

    Five things to know before going mountain climbing


    Viewed by many as an exhilarating pastime offering the ultimate challenge by testing their endurance, sacrifice and strength, mountain climbing is an extreme, potentially very dangerous pastime. The dangers Lack of experience, inadequate equipment and poor planning, the terrain (in particular when ice is involved) and poor weather can all heighten the risk of sustaining….

    Staying safe while operating a coal barbecue


    Summer is the perfect time to invite some friends and family over and have a barbecue. One of the most popular types of barbecue is the coal barbecue as it is both inexpensive and reasonably simple to use. However, as it involves extreme temperatures and fire there are several potential hazards including slips, trips and….

    Five tips to being safe whilst working on a roof


    By nature, working on a roof is a dangerous occupation, responsible for a myriad of accidents at work. In fact, The Health and Safety Executive’s (HSE) Working on roofs publication states that, ‘falls account for more deaths and serious injuries in construction than anything else and roofers account for 24 per cent – the biggest category….

    Five safety tips when online dating


    Online dating is an increasingly popular way to meet new people and seek out potential partners, but what are the risks and how can you prevent dangerous situations and accidents in public places, such as slips, trips and falls, when you meet a person you have been chatting to online or on the telephone? Five….

    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….

    Five tips to avoid fires in the home


    Thousands of people are injured as a result of accidents at work every year, but your home can also be a very dangerous place. Slips, trips and falls are the most common types of accidents in the home, but there is also a risk of fires, which can have devastating effects. Here are 5 tips….

    Five supermarket heavy loads that could cause a back injury


    Back pain is one of the most common ailments in the UK and it is often associated with poor posture, lifting and handling and accidents at work. Many industries carry a risk of back injuries, from construction and office work, to labouring, warehouse work, shelf-stacking and removals. If you’ve been injured at work and you….

    Top 5 diving safety tips while on a gap year abroad


    Many young people choose to go on a gap year abroad before or after university and travel the world and see new sights. Many popular gap year destinations, such as Australia, Thailand and Fiji offer incredible opportunities for diving and this is a highlight or many travellers. If you’re looking forward to learning how to….

    Five tips in dealing with city pollution


    City pollution for some people can be a nightmare. In areas which are especially built up or near a power plant the pollution or smog can be overwhelming and if you are on holiday the last thing you want is a travel accident. Here are our five tips in dealing with city pollution to avoid….

    Five tips to prevent fire in the home


    Accidental fires remain a serious threat to home owners, tenants and their families. According to statistics published by the HSE, over 200 people die each year as result of a fire in the home. You are four times more likely to die in a house fire if you don’t have a functioning smoke alarm. Fires….

    Five contributors to anxiety and depression in the office


    According to statistics published by the HSE, stress, depression and anxiety are the biggest contributing factors when it comes to working days lost through accidents at work. Over 11 million working days are lost each year to depression and anxiety. In order to effectively combat stress in the workplace, it’s important to know the contributing….

    Five deadly accidents within the household


    Our home should be where we feel at our safest. However, some accidents can occur at any time in and any place, and your home is no exception. In this article, we’ll be having a look at five deadly accidents that can occur in your home and why it is important to take measures to….

    Five everyday tips to overcome the snow during English wintertime


    When snow hits England the country sometimes comes to a halt. Unlike many other countries England is not used to snow so when it occurs we find it difficult to cope with and more car accidents occur. Here are 5 tips to overcome the snow during the English wintertime: Buy some snow chains to avoid….

    Five safety tips: Returning from a night out safely


    The last thing you want after an amazing night out with friends is to wind up in an accident and emergency department, nursing injuries caused by slips, trips or falls or a road traffic accident. Returning from a night out safely is the final element of your night on the tiles, and extra care should….

    Five ways to prevent a skiing-related accident


    Skiing is a favourite past-time among many Britons but it also carries a high risk of experiencing skiing-related accident as the result of a slip, trip or fall. Five top tips for preventing a skiing-related accident At Accident Advice Helpline we strive to reduce the chances of accidents and the nasty injuries that occur as a result…..

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