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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

    Category : Health and safety at work

    Some work-related illness examples for reference


    Are you wondering if you have suffered from a work-induced illness? Sometimes it can be hard to know whether the condition or illness you are suffering from is classed as a work-related illness. Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience helping members of the public claim compensation for all kinds of illnesses and injuries….

    What is a helpful work-related illness definition?


    If you are looking for a work-related illness definition, here is one to consider: ‘An injury or illness is work related if an event or exposure in the work environment either caused or contributed to the resulting condition or significantly aggravated a pre-existing condition’. If you have suffered a workplace illness then you may not….

    Common hazards in the steel industry


    Would you be aware of the common hazards in the steel industry? Those who have no knowledge of the industry may not know where the potential dangers are. However, if you work in a role in this industry, you should be more than aware of what might potentially happen if health and safety rules are….

    Common hazards in the rail industry


    Working in the rail industry can be a dangerous job, particularly if your employer doesn’t take the health and safety of their staff seriously. There are plenty of common hazards in the rail industry which could easily lead to an accident at work – luckily by implementing health and safety procedures and ensuring staff stick….

    Common hazards in the hospitality industry


    ContentsHow could you be injured?Claiming compensation after a workplace accidentIf you work in the hospitality industry, you may be employed back of house as a chef or kitchen porter, or front of house as waiting or bar staff. Whatever your role, there are some common hazards in the hospitality industry that you should be aware….

    Common hazards in the automotive industry


    Jobs in the automotive industry could include working at a car dealership, being employed as a mechanic, working for a valet service or even being employed in the manufacture of motor vehicles. As you can imagine, there are some common hazards in the automotive industry that are responsible for the majority of accidents. But just….

    Common causes of warehouse accidents


    ContentsWhat are some of the most common causes of warehouse accidents?The dangers of forklift trucksAssessing hazardsThe responsibilities of your employerThere are many common causes of warehouse accidents, and most of these have one thing in common – they are often entirely preventable. Warehouses are filled with lots of high racking and shelves, forklifts moving stock….

    The consequences of poor health and safety


    ContentsSuffering an accident because of the consequences of poor health and safetyKeep your wits about youHow bad must your injuries be to make a claim?Can we help you find out more?Health and safety – this is a phrase everyone is surely familiar with. Since the inception of the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974,….

    The consequences of inadequate training


    ContentsWhy is poor training potentially dangerous?Were you injured in a similar manner?Have you ever thought about the consequences of inadequate training? While not all jobs require in-depth training, many roles do require some degree of training so the person in question knows what they need to do. If they do not receive that training, it….

    The consequences of poor kitchen safety practices


    Everyone appreciates a nice clean kitchen. However, while you no doubt make sure your own kitchen is clean, you never know what the kitchens will look like in restaurants and takeaways, where you order and eat food without seeing where it has been prepared. The consequences of poor kitchen safety practices are quite obvious, and….

    Top 5 dangers of being a steelworker


    Steelworkers are regularly exposed to hazards that make the job a very dangerous one. The dangers of being a steelworker could lead to accidents which can cause serious injuries and fatalities, and if you’ve been injured at work and somebody else is at fault, you could find yourself eligible to claim personal injury compensation. We….

    Top 5 dangers of being a plumber


    ContentsBurns, eye injuries and hearing lossHave you been affected by the dangers of being a plumber?It takes years of training to become a plumber, and with good reason. You’re working with pipes filled with water (often hot water), gas and electric, and you’re exposed to numerous hazards. We look at a few of the dangers of….

    Top 5 dangers of working in the automotive industry


    Have you been injured whilst working in the automotive industry? Perhaps you weren’t aware of the dangers of working in the automotive industry until your accident happened. It doesn’t have to be a dangerous job, but if your employer is negligent, accidents could happen. Here we have just a few examples of the dangers of working….

    Top 5 dangers of poor health and safety


    Health and safety is something we are all aware of to some degree. The health and safety laws were brought in some decades ago to help improve safety in the workplace. Many deaths and injuries have since been prevented because of these laws. It has also become clear that the dangers of poor health and….

    What is the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA)?


    Many people are familiar with RoSPA, otherwise known as the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents. A single moment in time when an accident occurs can be all it takes to change a life forever. Accidents have the potential to occur in all kinds of situations – on the roads, in the home, in….

    What is the British Safety Council?


    The British Safety Council was created several decades ago to help make the British workplace safer than it was back then. In the intervening years it has done an outstanding job of making this a reality. If you have heard of the 1974 Health and Safety at Work Act, you may be interested to know….

    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….

    Can I sue for health and safety negligence?


    ContentsClaiming for health and safety negligenceExamples of health and safety negligenceHow we can helpHealth and safety negligence is a broad term which can apply to an employer, a public place or even a landlord. For example, if you’re injured whilst visiting someone in hospital or shopping in a shopping centre due to health and safety….

    Who is responsible for health and safety in the workplace?


    Health and safety in the workplace is important as it ensures that all employees, and any members of the public who are affected by a business, are safe. The primary responsibility for health and safety in the workplace always rests with the employer. This does not mean, however, that the employer is the only person….

    How can I improve health and safety in the workplace?


    Health and safety at work is important in order to ensure that everyone who is affected by the business, whether as an employee or a member of the public, is not harmed by any work activities. Everyone within a business has a duty to ensure that health and safety rules are observed and that no….

    An employer’s health and safety obligations


    Employers have a duty of care to all of their employees, meaning that they must take into account every risk and possible hazard associated with working in your place of employment. No matter where you work; whether it is at an office or on a building site, employers must take your health and safety into….

    Health and safety at work


    There was a time when health and safety at work was virtually non-existent; accidents were far more commonplace and employers were not so often held accountable for the level of safety they provided for their staff. Thankfully, things have changed. There is now a huge onus on employers to follow health and safety procedures to….

    Claiming for a breach of health and safety at work


    Everyone has a responsibility to uphold health and safety at work. It starts with your employer who will be bound by government legislation to ensure the safety of all employees. This then works its way through the organisation you work for, in the form of policies and procedures that you will need to follow while….

    Your responsibility to uphold health and safety at work


    If you feel that there has been a breach of health and safety at work, you may be wondering who is responsible. Of course your responsibility to uphold health and safety at work is important, but at the end of the day it is your employer who is ultimately responsible for what happens in the….

    Your employer’s responsibility to uphold health and safety at work


    You’re probably only too aware that it is your employer’s responsibility to uphold health and safety at work, so if you are at all concerned that you and your colleagues are at risk, you should point that out to managers. It’s always a good idea to have this sort of conversation recorded or minuted, as….

    Aspects of health and safety at work


    Accidents at work are a common and everyday occurrence. You may think of work accidents as things that happen on construction sites, and of course, those sorts of accidents are prevalent. However, we see accidents at work in a huge variety of industries. In our years in operation, we have treated hairdressers, taxi drivers, bank….

    Health and safety at work


    The workplace is one of the most common places where accidents regularly happen. In the early days of the industrial revolution, health and safety was not seen as a serious consideration. Employers ruled the roost and it wasn’t until trade unions were formed that the various aspects of health and safety at work began to be taken….

    Who are the HSE?


    Have you ever wondered who are the HSE and how do they shape your working life? Well, the HSE is the Health and Safety Executive, which is a national independent watchdog operating in the UK with a remit for overlooking work-related health, safety and illness. The HSE was created over forty years ago with the intention of….

    Making A Claim For JSA


    Making A Claim For JSA Failure The purpose of a JSA (Job safety analysis) is to isolate and identify hazards in the workplace that have a likelihood of ‘possible’ or ‘greater’. Steps can then be taken to reduce the risk associated with the hazard and make the workplace a safer environment for all employees. There….

    How much compensation for lack of safety at work?


    Hurt in the workplace? Wondering how much compensation for lack of safety at work will be paid? Have you been involved in an accident at work due to the negligence of your employer? Did you suffer an injury because of the accident? Do you think that you should be entitled to compensation for your injury?….

    Accurate accident reporting


    Accurate accident reporting will help your compensation claim An accident is an unplanned event that results in injury, damage to property or some other loss. It is a requirement by law that most accidents that occur at work should be reported to the local authority or to the Health and Safety Executive. At the very….

    Accident Report Forms


    Accident Report Forms Accident Advice Helpline process thousands of personal injury compensation claims every year and the types of accidents that we deal with range from accidents at work, to slips, trips and falls and road traffic accidents. Some of the most important documents used by our legal partners in a compensation claim are accident….

    Accidents due to a lack of safety at work


    Are you concerned about accidents due to a lack of safety at work? If you have suffered injuries as the result of a workplace accident that was not your fault, you may be able to claim accident at work compensation. By phoning our dedicated helpline you can find out if you are eligible to make….

    Health and safety


    Proper health and safety at work is essential. There are increasing obligations on employers to look after their employees, and with the diversity of heavy industry and manufacturing processes comes, unfortunately, a greater variety of risks for employees. Workplace health and safety In the light of the society in which we live, it’s essential that employers take care….