Working with machinery in a factory, on a construction site or in any other workplace can be dangerous for two reasons – firstly because your employer might not maintain machinery to a safe standard, and secondly because faulty machinery could cause an injury which could leave you hospitalised, in serious cases. Those working in factories or on construction sites are often using dangerous machinery on a daily basis – the type of machinery which is heavy and has moving parts that can trap limbs and cause serious crush injuries.
Injuries caused by dangerous machinery could range from minor to life-changing, and if you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim dangerous machinery compensation on a 100% no win, no fee basis.
What caused your accident?
Machinery with moving parts can cause crush injuries if health and safety regulations are not followed. For example, wearing loose, flowing clothing (such as a scarf) or leaving long hair down could lead to a crush injury when they become trapped in the moving parts of machinery. Faulty machinery which doesn’t switch off properly could injure you if you reach into the machine for cleaning or maintenance. Or it might be that your employer hasn’t provided you with proper training in the use of dangerous machinery and as a result you suffer serious injuries.
Faulty machinery at work could cause facial and eye injuries if parts fly out and hit you in the face, leading to loss of sight or permanent scarring that can affect you psychologically. Losing a finger after it’s crushed between rollers in a factory machine might mean you’re unable to return to work, whilst being burned or electrocuted by faulty machinery could also impact your quality of life in the future.
How much compensation could you receive?
If you’ve been injured by machinery at work and are considering making a dangerous machinery compensation claim, why not take the 30-second test on our website, to find out how much you could claim? Then give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500 and see if you’re eligible to make a claim. Our personal injury advisors have been offering confidential, no-obligation advice for 15 years so you can trust us to get you the workplace injury compensation you deserve.
Whether you have been seriously injured or lucky enough to escape with cuts and bruises, call us within three years of your machinery accident and we will be able to tell you if you have a viable claim.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton