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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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    23% Of People Admit They Wouldn’t Know Who To Report A Hazard To At Work


    A quarter of British workers have had an accident at work – and yet one in six people wouldn’t bother reporting a potential hazard if they saw one. New research shows 23% of people wouldn’t even know WHO to report a hazard to – which means broken machinery, trailing wires and uneven flooring often get left….

    Millions of Brits Say Their Lack of Sleep is Making Them Unsafe at Work


    One in 10 British workers have injured themselves or a colleague because of a lack of sleep. A new study shows millions of employees are so tired at work they are unable to do their job safely. A quarter of those polled admit they are failing to get the rest they need, and are therefore….

    Compensation for bricklaying accidents


    How dangerous is bricklaying, you may wonder? For the most part this job is quite safe, especially if all the appropriate Health and Safety laws are followed to the letter. It is the job of every employer to ensure their workers are always safe. Therefore, there should be no potential danger posed by any potential….

    Can I claim for an injury on a team building exercise?


    ContentsThe risks of team building exercisesGet compensation for an injury sustained during a team building exerciseContacting usIf you’ve been hurt during a corporate event designed to bring your workforce together, you may be wondering, ‘can I claim for an injury on a team building exercise?’ The answer in short depends on whose fault the injury….

    Compensation for being knocked unconscious at work


    The last thing anyone would consider happening while they were at work would be to become injured in some way. For the most part, all workers are in a safe environment which is made so thanks to the consideration and care of their employers. Health and safety rules demand that all workplaces are safe in….

    Compensation for being hurt by an unlicensed forklift driver


    ContentsHow bad can injuries caused by a forklift be?Do you want no-obligation advice following an injury at work?A forklift truck is a vehicle that is used in many different workplaces. It is generally used to pick up and move things from one place to another, perhaps sometimes retrieving them from high racking to set down….

    Sainsbury’s fined £10,000 after two staff suffered injuries at its Middlesbrough store


    ContentsRoll Cage AccidentIn one Middlesbrough Sainsbury’s store two staff suffered injuries in separate incidents seventeen days apart which left one female shop assistant with a broken bone in her spine after a cage filled with products fell over and trapped her underneath. The prosecution was brought by Middlesbrough Council after Environmental Health Officers from its….

    Pneumatic drill injury advice


    ContentsHand arm vibration syndromeVibration white fingerRepetitive strain injuryPrevention and treatment adviceIf you have worked with pneumatic drills and are experiencing symptoms associated with long-term use, it is time to seek pneumatic drill injury advice before it’s too late. The best place to start is with your GP, telling him or her about your work history….

    How to safely operate a floor scrubber


    Floor scrubbers are generally used for commercial cleaning and many offices and retail stores rely on this type of equipment for cleaning larger areas. As with any type of specialist equipment, it is important that the operator is fully trained in the use of the floor scrubber. Not only do they need to know how….

    How to safely operate a ride-on floor sweeper


    ContentsTop tipsHow to avoid accidentsReport accidentsAccident Advice HelplineRide-on floor sweepers can be used for a variety of floor cleaning operations, both indoors and outdoors. They are commonly used in industrial settings to clear dust and debris from the floor, maintaining a safe, clean floor area for workers and reducing the risk of accidents. Anyone operating….

    How to safely operate a chipping hammer


    ContentsSafe use of a chipping hammerInjuries caused by chipping hammersAccidents at work involving chipping hammersChipping hammers, sometimes also known as scaling hammers, are used in the welding industry to remove welding slag and spatter from welds. They are heavy, robust tools that should only be used by those who have received proper training. The main part….

    How to safely operate a pipe cutter or pipesaw


    ContentsWhy could a pipe cutter be dangerous to use?The importance of checking a pipe cutterKnow what to do if you do suffer a cut from a pipe cutterFind out whether your pipe cutter injury might lead to compensationPipes often need to be cut to size by plumbers and others who work with pipework. Pipes can….

    How to safely operate a pallet truck


    There are a huge number of accidents involving pallet trucks each year in the UK, perhaps because these small carts are more powerful than they look. In most cases, these accidents could have been prevented by proper safety procedures, training, and supervision. Here’s your guide to avoiding accidents when operating a pallet truck. What is….

    Solvent in eye accident advice


    ContentsYour employer’s responsibility to youThe effects of a chemical injuryHow to claim for compensationIf you are looking for solvent in eye accident advice, you have probably suffered a serious eye injury because of exposure to chemicals. In some working environments, toxic and corrosive chemicals are used on a daily basis. This means that the people….

    How to safely operate a rotavator


    ContentsWhat is a rotavator?Making sure you’re safe when using a rotavatorEssential safety tipsWas someone else responsible for your injury?Could we help?Cultivating soil is back-breaking work. It refers to the process of digging over the soil and aerating it as you do so. It’s fine to do this by hand on a small patch of ground,….

    How to safely operate a lathe


    Used in metal and woodworking applications, lathes may be manually operated or semi-automatic. There are small lathes suitable for DIY projects and huge machines used in industrial environments. The one thing all lathes have in common is that they have the potential to cause serious injuries at work, even death, if not handled correctly or….

    How to safely operate a jigsaw


    Have you had an accident at work? Have you been injured as a result of using power tools at work? If so, you could claim compensation. Call Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about work accident compensation and how it could help you to recover from loss of earnings and unexpected medical costs. What….

    How to safely operate an impact wrench


    ContentsWorking with impact wrenchesTop 5 impact wrench safety tips:Claiming for a work-related impact wrench injuryFrom office-related RSIs and slips, trips and falls in kitchens, to road collisions and accidents involving heavy-duty machinery, over 78,000 injuries due to accidents at work were reported to the Health and Safety Executive in 2012/13 alone. When operating hazardous machinery….

    How to safely operate a sewing machine


    ContentsWhat makes a sewing machine so hazardous?How to avoid an accident at work with a sewing machine?When you are using a sewing machine you may not think twice about the accidents you could have, especially if it is part of your job. But there are plenty of reasons why you need to be careful whilst….

    How to safely operate a scroll saw


    Scroll saws are relatively tiny machines with a fine cutting blade. They are primarily used for working with thin wood. They are useful for cutting detailed, intricate patterns and creating items such as miniature furniture and clocks. There is a certain amount of risk involved with using a scroll saw. They can cause significantly painful….

    What are health and safety violations?


    The workplace can very often be an extremely, even if inconspicuously, hazardous environment. Of course, there are places of employment such as factories, mills and construction sites that scream of potential danger to employees’ health and safety. Precautionary guidelines and measures therefore, become necessary to ensure that everyone leaves the workplace safe and sound at….

    What are the Most Common Types of Accidents?


    ContentsRoad Traffic AccidentsWorkplaceHome and LeisureRecreational ActivitiesAccidents, though unfortunate, are a part of everyday life and they do tend to occur with alarming frequency. They can take place any time and anywhere. But what truly defines an accident? For any event that one had not planned for or had not anticipated can surely be construed to….

    How to safely operate a hedge cutter


    ContentsPotential accidents at workOther work accidents involving hedge cuttersMore information on safe use of hedge cuttersWork injury claimsRotary flail (tractor mounted) hedge cutters present workers using them with a substantial risk of being injured at work. Injuries caused by hedge cutter accidents can be serious, even fatal, and both employers and employees must adhere to….

    How to safely operate a belt sander


    ContentsHow can I avoid accidents at work with a belt sander?Key safety tips to help avoid accidents with belt sandersIn terms of accidents on construction sites, the threats and potential causes of injuries at work are both many and varied. From the working environment to the tools and machinery involved, workers need to be on….

    The 5 most dangerous kitchen utensils


    ContentsKitchen utensils that are more dangerous than othersPreventing injuries at work means fewer working days are lostAvoiding handling injuriesThe loss of a digitIs it possible to claim anything in compensation for your kitchen injuries?The average kitchen is filled with potential hazards. While we all use a variety of kitchen utensils and other similar equipment at….

    How to safely operate a soldering iron


    ContentsButane or electric – which soldering iron is best?How to use a soldering ironSafety precautions when using a soldering ironOther risks of soldering ironsShould you claim compensation after a soldering accident?Soldering irons are used by both hobbyists and professionals working with electronics (or often in the offshore industry). Their purpose is to join two pieces….

    How to safely operate a grinding machine


    Many jobs involve using machinery of some sort, particularly those where workers are based in warehouses or factories. For example, a grinding machine (or a grinder, to give it its alternative name) is fitted with an abrasive grinding wheel to help shape all kinds of items. There are lots of different grinding machines, too, such….

    Supermarket employee accidents: Checkouts


    Supermarket employees in particular are extremely exposed to the risk of an accident at work. Often working long hours, including night-shifts, lifting heavy goods onto shelves, and dealing with slippery floors, supermarket workers have an extremely difficult job. In this article, Accident Advice Helpline takes a look at some of the possible accidents in particular….

    How to avoid accidents in a factory


    ContentsExamples of potential risk of accidents in a factoryThe importance of conducting risk assessmentsProviding training to keep employees safeMaking sure machinery is running smoothlyIssuing appropriate personal protective equipmentAvoiding fatalitiesMaking a claim after suffering an accident while doing factory workWhile office work tends to be the type of work most of us consider when exploring the various locations….

    Can I claim for tripping over wires at work?


    Call Accident Advice Helpline to get the most accurate answer to the question: “Can I claim for tripping over wires at work?” Safety in the workplace The most common causes of workplace injuries include slips, trips and falls. They are also the most preventable cause of workplace accidents. Tripping over trailing cables and wires at….

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