If you want to sew something, you can do it by hand. However, it is usually much easier and faster to use a sewing machine. They are designed to make lots of stitches in a short amount of time, making it easy to run up clothes and other items in a fraction of the time it would take to do it by hand.
Some people use sewing machines in the workplace. These tend to be much bigger than the ones you could buy to use at home. If your job requires you to use one of these machines, you should be properly trained in how to do so. In the early stages of using one you might be supervised to ensure you know how to use it properly and effectively.
Examples where people may be able to claim sewing machine injury compensation
While most people who use sewing machines in the workplace will be safe from potential injury and possible hazards, there have been times when people have sustained injuries while using these machines. Repetitive strain injury is a possibility because you will be making the same hand movements over and over again. This means you might damage and inflame the tendons in one or both hands.
Other injuries might include potential hearing loss from the noise of lots of sewing machines being operated, not to mention other machinery. All sewing machines should also have safety guards fitted so it becomes virtually impossible for you to injure yourself while using them. If you hurt one or more fingers and it is discovered your machine had no safety guards, this could warrant a sewing machine injury compensation payout.
Find out for certain whether you could claim
You may be confident you could win compensation for any injuries you suffered in the last three years. However, whether you are or not, why not call the team at Accident Advice Helpline today? We operate a free enquiry line on 0800 689 0500 and you can call us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
When you speak with an advisor they will consider your case and see whether there is a chance one of our professional lawyers could take it on. If so, they may be able to work on a no win, no fee* basis, so make sure you call now to find out.
Date Published: November 7, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead