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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

    Most dangerous machinery: Lathe


    When machinery is an integral part of your working day, it is inevitable that accidents at work will occur. Heavy duty industrial machines pose an element of risk, no matter the employee’s experience.

    A lathe is built to undertake a number of tasks and is a monster piece of machinery. Primarily a rotating drive combined with numerous features, designed to sand woods, metals and other materials. Often lathes offer additional performances including drilling, knurling and cutting.

    Lathe accidents at work

    As with all machinery, there is always a risk of the user sustaining a work-related injury due to human error or minor machinery malfunctions. This considered, all employees who are expected to work with industrial equipment, such as a lathe, are entitled to comprehensive training and guidance from their employer.

    Under UK law, all employers have a legal responsibility to ensure the health and safety of their employees.  If you have suffered an injury while operating a lathe due to lack of training, unsuitable shift patterns or unsatisfactory machine maintenance, you could have a case for personal injury compensation.

    Employee’s working with a lathe are also required to wear specific attire such as work aprons, goggles and, optionally, a mask. Employers should ensure that all members of staff are, in some fashion, supplied with these items to reduce the risk of accidents at work.

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    Types of accidents a lathe can cause

    • Incidents due to trapped clothing in the machinery.
    • Cuts and burns to the skin.
    • Damage to the eyes.
    • Breathing conditions.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    If you believe you have been the victim of a work-related injury that was in no way your fault, Accident Advice Helpline specialises in personal injury claims and may be able to help you.

    Working on a no win no fee* basis, Accident Advice Helpline initially offers a free 24/7 advice line which is open to any individual who wants to seek advice regarding their personal injury case.

    As a law firm, together with their legal team, Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ experience in dealing with cases just like yours and ensuring that individuals receive the compensation they are entitled to.

    How to get started

    If you can confirm that:

    • Your injury was sustained in the last three years.
    • You are not to blame for the incident in question.
    • You have suffered a personal injury because of the accident.Then give Accident Advice Helpline a call today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and get the ball rolling.

    Date Published: February 12, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.