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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

    Top 5 injuries caused by Wii remotes


    The introduction of the Wii and its motion-sensitive remote has made it possible for young and old gamers to participate in a wide range of physical activities (including, among many others, boxing, bowling and tennis) without leaving the comfort of their home. Injuries caused by Wii remotes have become a common sight in accident and emergency….

    Top 5 sailing injuries


    As sports go, few put as much stress and strain on the body as sailing. You’re constantly pulling this, pushing that, twisting your body and battling against the strength of mother nature. Add to that the fact that you are often doing all of this on the surface of some very deep water, and it’s….

    Top 5 exercises for your back after injury


    Back injuries are amongst some of the worst you can suffer. Minor back injuries may require you to take pain relief and rest for one to two week. Serious back injuries on the other hand often require physiotherapy. This is to build the muscles up within your back. Many back injuries may require you to….

    Top 5 exercises to do after a shoulder injury


    Have you been involved in an accident that has left you with shoulder injuries? Your shoulder is one of the most mobile joints, and you use it to perform a whole range of movements and actions. If you’ve injured your shoulder, it may put you out of action for a while. You may be advised….

    Top 5 hiking accessories you should always have on you


    A great way to really escape from the tedium of everyday life is to go camping or hiking as the fresh air and natural scenery is a sure way to reset your brain and rid your mind of any stress. Of course, hiking can be a stressful ordeal if you’re not prepared for it. There….

    Top 5 tips to deal with sea sickness


    Going on a cruise or fishing can be great fun, but it can be completely ruined by sea sickness. Motion sickness is a common affliction which affects many people who travel by train, car or plane for long periods and are not used to it. For some, even travelling often doesn’t help cure their motion….

    Top 5 kitchen rules for kids


    Cooking with children can be a lot of fun, and an invaluable way to teach them about healthy eating. There’s simply no substitute for giving them the tools and opportunity to get involved with cooking at a practical level and the satisfaction that comes with producing their own home-made produce. That said, it’s important to….

    Top 5 products to use on a tattoo


    Having a new tattoo invariably exposes you to the risk of contracting an infection. Caring properly for your tattoo is therefore imperative. Here are some of the top products to use on a tattoo to help it heal and prevent painful infections. Top 5 products to use on a tattoo Recommended by the ‘Great British….

    Top 5 reasons to work out with a partner


    Going to the gym and working towards your ideal fitness level can be rewarding and sometimes uplifting. In some extreme cases, horrible things can happen which change your life. Given the nature of a gym, any accident has the potential to change your life. Whether it’s having weights fall on you or slipping on wet….

    Top 5 stretches to prevent leg injury


    Prevention is, as they say, better than cure. Bearing this in mind, we thought you might appreciate these top five stretches to prevent leg injury. Please note that if you have an existing injury, it is wise to ask your doctor whether these stretches are suitable for you to perform before doing so. Stretches to….

    5 tips to stay sane during the work day


    Excessive workloads, frustration and problems with colleagues can all make it very difficult to stay sane at work. There are, however, a few things you can do to help you stay sane. Stay calm, stay sane Stay reasonably sane by remaining calm when facing frustrations and showing a little empathy towards co-workers. Losing your temper over broken-down equipment will….

    5 reasons filing cabinets are a health and safety risk


    Despite the predominant use of computers in today’’s offices, we haven’’t been able to say goodbye to the paper trail quite yet. These documents are usually stored in filing cabinets that, despite their efficiency and popularity in offices, are actually extremely hazardous. You may think you are safe from accidents at work in an office, but if there are….

    5 things to know before lifting your carpet up


    Getting a new carpet fitted can be an exciting prospect, and it is quite understandable that you may be considering getting the old carpet out of the way in readiness for the fitters to arrive. There are, however, a few things you should consider before lifting your carpet up. Consider disposal options before lifting your carpet up Many….

    5 household things you shouldn’t repair yourself


    When it comes to accidents at work, you’’re probably aware of the main dangers. At home, it’’s a different story. We often assume that we’’ll be perfectly safe at home, but things can go wrong. Sometimes, there’’s a simple solution. In other cases, there are problems that you shouldn’t repair yourself. Here are five examples of….

    5 dangers of self-varnishing your floor


    In times gone by, the primary worry when self-varnishing your floor would have been the lead content within the varnish itself. Yet, as new health and safety regulations have been introduced over the years, this is no longer a worry. That being said, this doesn’’t make self-varnishing your floor entirely risk-free. As with all chemical-based physical chores, there are health….

    5 situations in which you can get electrocuted


    In and around the home, you are always at a risk of experiencing domestic accidents, such as slips, trips and falls. Yet you can get electrocuted in your home too, which can lead to injuries of varying severity, even fatalities. By acting with caution, knowing that you can get electrocuted in your own home, it is possible to prevent….

    5 ways to prepare for driving abroad


    If you’’re going on holiday this summer, you may be thinking about hiring a car. Driving overseas can be tricky, especially if you’’re in a country where they drive on the other side. It’’s wise to prepare for driving abroad before you go. This will help to reduce the risk of travel accidents, such as road….

    5 things to check before you buy travel insurance


    Travel insurance can vary a great deal between providers. This makes checking out several things before you buy travel insurance an absolute must. Things you should check before you buy travel insurance Here are the top five things you should be looking out for when you buy travel insurance: Limits on duration: checking how many consecutive days abroad you….

    Different diseases you can catch abroad


    It is generally considered common knowledge that when you travel abroad you are susceptible to catching different diseases. While most typical holiday destinations do not pose much risk of different diseases, with exotic locations being the worst culprits, you only need to venture a little out from the hustle and bustle to be at risk. In most cases travel accident….

    The 5 most dangerous jobs


    It is probably safe to say that the most dangerous jobs are those that have the highest number of fatal accidents at work. Health and Safety Executive data reveals that between the 1 April and 31 December 2015, 108 workers sustained fatal injuries at work. According to these statistics, the five most dangerous jobs, or industries,….

    5 products to reduce office-related back problems


    While accidents at work vary in type and severity, office-related back problems are common ailments for those who sit behind a desk day in, day out. Although the employer has a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of all employees while they are at work, it is also important that workers take their….

    5 anti-fire installations for the home


    Nobody wants to get up in the morning and think about house fires, accidents at work or slips, trips and falls. Sadly, accidents happen. It may be impossible to prevent some accidents, but there are steps you can take to try and reduce your chances of being injured in certain types of incident. If you’re….

    What are the most common accidents in Australia?


    If you want to travel to the other side of the world from the UK, then Australia may be the ideal location. However, no-one’s impervious to accidental injury whilst being on holiday so here are the most common accidents in Australia. Spider and animal bites – a common travel injury Some of the most common….

    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….

    Five of the most dangerous junctions in London


    The roads in and around the nation’s capital are unfortunately among some of the most dangerous in the country and there is a severe risk of being involved in a road traffic accident. Those particularly at risk are cyclists and pedestrians. In this article we’ll be having a look at statistically the five most dangerous….

    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 getting the bends


    If you’re preparing to set off on your gap year or you’re planning a scuba diving holiday, the last thing you want is for your eagerly awaited trip to end in disaster with a bout of the bends. Whether you’re a beginner or you’re a qualified PADI driver, it’s important to be wary of the….

    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….

    Five tips to avoid injury on the London overground


    London is famed for its extensive underground network, but it also boasts an impressive overground rail system. Travelling by tube or overground train is a fast, effective and inexpensive way to get around London, get to work or see the sights, but there are risks involved. Here are five tips to help you stay safe….

    Five ways in which an open fireplace can be dangerous


    Slips, trips and falls in the home are among the common household accidents that we all expect to experience at some point during our lives. Yet, there are other hazards in the home that can cause more severe incidents than a simple slip or trip, such as fireplace-related accidents and injuries. With The Royal Society….

    Five most common injuries when going to the theatre


    Going to the theatre is hardly a pastime anyone would consider to be dangerous. There are, however, some risks of personal injuries even when going for an evening out at the theatre. Common mishaps The most common causes of theatre injuries are slips, trips and falls. Injuries by slipping, tripping or falling at the theatre….

    Five most common football injuries


    With more than 240 million registered (professional) and many millions more recreational players, football (soccer) is the most popular sport in the world. Like others participating in fast-paced, competitive contact sports, football players sometimes sustain accidental injuries. A few statistics According to information provided by the ‘Physioroom‘, the rate of football injuries per 1,000 hours….

    Five most common cooking injuries


    We spend a lot of time in the kitchen and given the fire, sharp implements and concentration we need for cooking it is no real surprise that there are a large proportion of household injuries emanating from this room. Some of the most common cooking injuries are listed below. Five causes of common cooking injuries Cuts: Even….

    Five most common injuries that can happen in the garden


    Here in the UK we love nothing more than getting outside in our gardens. Whether it’s to actually do some gardening, read a book or just have lunch on a sunny day, our gardens are the perfect place to relax and unwind, at one with nature. You may not realise it, but there are hazards….

    Avoiding running injuries: The New York Marathon


    As the world’s biggest marathon, the New York Marathon is one of the most popular personal fitness challenges for runners across the globe. In the last 45 years, the event has grown from a small-scale Central Park race with less than 60 competitors, to the huge occasion it is today, with 50,530 finishers in 2014…..

    Five common injuries: DIY renovations at home


    Whilst undertaking DIY renovations there are plenty of potential accidents you could have, from slips, trips and falls to electric shocks. Here are five of the most common injuries. Common DIY accidents Fall injury from up high: If you are renovating anything that requires a ladder you need to make sure you secure the ladder. This is….

    Five safety tips: climbing Australia’s Mount Kosciuszko


    Set in the heart of Kosciuszko National Park in New South Wales, Australia, Mount Kosciuszko is the tallest point in all of Australia. With a height of 2,228 metres above sea level, in the whole of Oceania, only Puncak Jaya in Indonesia exceeds its stature. With such great heights come great falls, and although a….

    Safety tips for when camping in Australia


    If you’re planning on embarking on an adventure Down Under, there are numerous precautions that, when taken, can help minimise the risk of accidents when camping in Australia. We take a look at a few of the best ways to stay safe when camping in Australia. Plan ahead Doing some research about the place you….

    Five safety tips when driving in thunderstorms


    Thunderstorms can be frightening at the best of times, let alone when you’re trying to navigate windy country roads at night in a desperate bid to avoid being injured in road traffic accidents. Driving in thunderstorms can be dangerous, especially in cases where thunder and lightning is accompanied by torrential downpours. Here are five safety….

    Top 5 things to avoid when travelling on safari


    Many people dream of going on safari and seeing Earth’s most incredible creatures roaming free in their natural habitats. Safaris are a once in a lifetime opportunity, but they do pose a risk of travel accidents. Staying safe when travelling on safari If you’re preparing to jet off to Africa, travelling on safari, or you’re….

    Five most common beach holiday injuries


    When you embark on your summer sojourn, you are planning to get away from it all and escape the humdrum of daily life. The last thing you want is to experience beach holiday injuries that could lead to a claim for travel accident compensation. Stay savvy this summer and wise up on the common causes of….

    Top five accident claims on tour-organised holidays


    Holidays are a great time to relax and unwind and forget about any stresses and worries. To make the holiday that much easier many people often choose to opt for a tour-organised holidays. However, there are potential travel accident claims which can occur like all holidays. Common accidents on tour-organised holidays Building works potential cause of travel….

    Five sure fire signs that a compensation claim will fail


    Compensation is a financial payout, which is granted to people who have been injured in accidents at work, public place falls or road accidents. Compensation is not a given and there are qualifying criteria, which must be satisfied in each individual case; if an individual or organisation fails to meet these requirements, the claim will….

    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….

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