Accidents and injuries at work are often caused by defective or faulty work equipment.
The work equipment you use has to be suitable for the job you are doing and properly maintained, repaired and replaced. This includes machinery, appliances, apparatus and tools. It also can apply to vehicles or bicycles.
There are many Health and Safety laws that apply to ensure your safety at work. If you are injured because your employer is negligent or does not follow the law, you are likely to have a claim.
Machines must be fitted with safety devices so that you are protected from any moving or dangerous parts whilst operating, cleaning or servicing the machine.
Your employer must regularly inspect your work equipment to ensure it is functioning to the required standard. Your employer must assess the work you are required to do and identify the risks you are exposed to, with a view to reducing those risks to a minimum.
Some jobs will require you to have protective clothing or equipment, such as a hard hat, visor, safety boots, gloves, high visibility jacket, ear protectors etc. These safety items must not just be supplied, they must also be regularly checked, maintained, repaired or replaced and your employers must ensure that you wear them.
Your employer must not only ensure that you are adequately trained to do the job, but also that you are trained to use all the equipment provided.
Even if your accident hasn’t caused you to take time off work, you can still claim compensation for the injury itself.
This is why Attwaters Jameson Hill’s Personal Injury solicitors are here.
We pledge to provide every client with outstanding personal service and communication, unrivalled industry knowledge and a proven track record of successfully representing clients regarding workplace accident claims.
Whenever we can, we will obtain an interim payment from the responsible party’s insurers to assist with any financial hardship you have been caused and to pay for treatment privately.
If you think you may have grounds for a workplace accident claim, Attwaters Jameson Hill will offer you a jargon-free consultation and assessment free of charge.
If you have a strong case, please don’t delay. Call us now for free specialist advice and NO WIN NO FEE representation.