Professional help for your unexpected injury claim in Westminster
Whatever your age, there is nothing more rejuvenating than learning a new skill.
It can be really exciting just looking through the brochure of a college for evening courses, and working out which one you might want to do.
A stone carving course is a really good choice, because it allows you to be creative, is physically demanding, you can meet new friends and it is really satisfying seeing a creation that you have sketched out on paper come to life.
You even get a bit of a workout, and new muscles when you are moving stone around and working with hammer and chisel.
Of course as when you’re working with any new discipline, you need to be really careful especially at first.
- Make sure that you understand how to pick up heavy objects properly and protect your back.
- Listen carefully when the tutor explains how to use your hammer and chisel. Always work away from your body not towards it, so that any dust and chips will not go into your eyes.
- Make sure to use eye protection as well. And use protection for your hands especially when you are handling large rough pieces of material.
- Keep your work area tidy, and make sure there is nothing that you can trip over.
- If you spill anything, even water, make sure to wipe it up straight away.
- It’s not such a good idea to eat and drink in the workshop, because stone chips may get into food, and make them extremely crunchy! It could mean that you chip a tooth on your sandwich.
- Face masks are also a good idea against stone dust.
- And you should always be aware of other people around you as you work and be mindful of their safety too.
- Always take careful notice of what your tutor tells you, and don’t use any equipment that is only for the tutor.
Serious Accidents Can Occur
You can be the most careful person on the planet though and still have an accident. Perhaps another student is more careless than you, or the college equipment is old and substandard.
But if a piece of stone falls unexpectedly, your hand or foot could be crushed. A stone chip in your eye could cause blindness, and stone dust if inhaled could cause severe respiratory distress. Certain chemicals can also be dangerous when inhaled, and splashes can cause burns.
Please take all necessary first aid steps and get medical treatment as soon as possible when this happens.
But if the accident is very serious, and has lasting implications for your life, you might want to make an unexpected injury claim in Westminster.
Accident Advice Helpline are very experienced compensation lawyers and can help you with this.
For help with your unexpected injury claim in Westminster ring us from a land line for free on 0800 689 0500 and from your mobile, also free, it is 0333 500 0993.
Date Published: 29th September 2014
Author: David Brown