Accident Advice Helpline has to deal with some injury lawyer Wadhurst claims that are more horrific than others. Some of the less serious injury lawyer Wadhurst claims may involve a whiplash injury that has been suffered in a road traffic accident that was not your fault. Accident Advice Helpline would help you make a claim for compensation from the person that was at fault for the accident and this is very often another car driver. Their bad driving, as a result of speeding, distraction, fatigue or sheer recklessness will have caused the accident and so it is only right that they have to pay you compensation for your injuries.
Then there are the truly horrific accidents and these can involve heavy machinery and result in very serious injuries such as limb amputations. Some can even be fatal. It has long been recognised that circular saws can do a great deal of damage to the human body. They are, by their very nature, extremely sharp. Therefore, there needs to be a range of safety precautions associated with their use. If your employer requires you to use a circular saw as part of your job then they are also required to protect your health and safety whilst you are doing so. If they do not do this – and you are injured in a workplace accident that was not your fault, then you may be able to use an injury lawyer in Wadhurst to start a circular saw accident claim. Accident Advice Helpline have specialist personal injury lawyers in Wadhurst who have a great deal of expertise in accident claims. They will help you to get the compensation that you deserve.
Preventing circular saw accidents and claiming with an injury lawyer in Wadhurst
Circular saw benches are hazardous locations. They are used to rip timber to size using a rip fence. Many accidents could have been prevented with a push stick. As the name suggests this is a vital piece of equipment that is used to feed the last 300mm of the timber towards the saw. It can also be used to remove the off cut. This has the obvious advantage of removing the need for the operators fingers to get anywhere near the revolving blade. It is a requirement for all circular saw benches and will greatly reduce the chances of a nasty accident occurring.
Another dangerous hazard when using circular saw benches is kick back. This can be prevented by making the gap between the front edge of the riving knife and the back of the blade less than 8mm. This will need to be adjusted as the machine is set up and constantly checked.
The top guard must be as close as possible to the material being cut and this will need to be adjusted if the size of the material varies.
The key to safe operation of circular saw benches is training. No employee should be asked to use a circular saw bench if they have not been properly trained to do so.
Date Published: 27th October 2013
Author: David Brown