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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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    Claiming compensation for having your foot run over by a car

    ContentsAvoiding accidents as a cyclist or motorcyclistAvoiding accidents as a pedestrianHow did your accident happen?Foot injuries – how serious are they?Making a claim after having your foot run over by a carWhen you consider than in 2010, the average weight of a new car was 4,009 pounds, it’s easy to see why you could suffer serious….

    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 blowtorch

    ContentsWorking with a blowtorchMinimising the risks associated with blowtorchesPreventative measures are good – but make sure you know first aid for burns tooCan you claim anything for a work accident involving a blowtorch?Does it matter how severe the injury is?Contact Accident Advice Helpline to learn moreA blowtorch is an essential piece of equipment for people….

    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….

    How to safely use a rubbish chute

    When working on construction projects on high floors of a building, workers need to have a way of getting rid of the large amounts of debris generated without having to manually carry it to the ground. An easy way of doing this is to use a rubbish chute, but because this involves simply throwing debris….

    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 strimmer

    ContentsProtective clothingPetrol or electric?Strimmers and brush cutters are an extremely useful tool in the garden, and for maintaining public areas. Their use, however, can be dangerous and it’s important to take adequate precautions to protect yourself from an accident at work if using a strimmer or a brush cutter. Here, Accident Advice Helpline takes a….

    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….

    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 Bunsen burner

    ContentsSafety precautions when using a Bunsen burnerHow dangerous are Bunsen burners really?What injuries can a Bunsen burner cause?Claiming compensation after a laboratory accidentBunsen burners are small gas burners with an adjustable flame, usually used in professional and school science laboratories to heat substances (such as liquids) in test tubes, beakers and flasks, to carry out….

    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….

    What to do when you get a puncture while driving

    Getting a puncture whilst driving can be a frustrating experience, and a scary one, particularly if you are driving at high speed. But did you know that around 50% of punctures can be repaired quite cheaply, with no need to replace the tyre? So it’s important to pull over immediately as soon as you realise….

    Pub/bar accidents: Wet floor slips

    ContentsWhat causes wet floor slips in pubs and bars?What else can cause slips and trips in pubs?Who’s responsible for your accident?What injuries can be caused by slips in a pub?Should you make a claim after your accident?How much compensation could you receive?Wet floor slips are amongst the most common accidents to occur in pubs and….

    Restaurant accidents: Customer burns

    ContentsAre customers at risk from burns in a restaurant?How to avoid the risk of a burn as a customer in a restaurant?Are customers at risk from burns in a restaurant? It’s not only the employees in the catering and hospitality industry that can be subject to burns and injuries. Sometimes the customer can be on….

    Supermarket Accidents: The Store Car Park

    The car park of any supermarket is busy more often than not: filled with shoppers; new mothers pushing prams; children running around; and cars trying to find spaces. So it’s not surprising that this is a hot spot for injury claims with so many potential hazards. What kinds of possible injury claims are there? Car….

    Five potential road hazards for young drivers to spot

    ContentsYoung drivers: the facts and figuresPotential road hazards to avoid for young driversCan I make a claim?Young drivers have a bad reputation, but if you’re a driver aged between 17 and 24 years who has been involved in a road traffic accident which wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim car crash compensation, especially if this….

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