Working with dangerous machinery is, as the name suggests, fairly dangerous. If you work with heavy-duty machinery there is a risk of injury, but this can be reduced by following safety procedures and ensuring equipment is well maintained. There are a number of injuries commonly found amongst those working with dangerous machinery, ranging from minor to severe.
Here are some of the most common injuries caused by dangerous machinery at work:
- Crush injuries – this is one of the most common types of injuries and could be caused by loose clothing or jewellery becoming caught in machinery or machinery being used without proper training. Crush injuries can often be severe and could lead to loss of a limb
- Lacerations – cuts are common amongst those working with dangerous machinery, particularly if procedures are not followed properly
- De-gloving– this is where the skin is stripped from the fingers and hands when they become trapped in machinery
- Eye injuries – debris ejected from machines at high speed could cause eye injuries. Precautions such as wearing goggles should be taken
Most injuries can be avoided or the risk reduced by carrying out risk assessments and putting safety procedures in place and by regularly checking and maintaining machinery to ensure it is working properly. Faulty or damaged machinery should always be reported to management – if they fail to act on this report and you are injured as a result, you could claim personal injury compensation.
How Accident Advice Helpline can help
If you’ve been injured by dangerous machinery at work, you’ll probably need time off to recover, and this almost certainly means loss of earnings and considerably physical discomfort as well as mental distress. Accident Advice Helpline has been working in the personal injury compensation industry for many years and we’ve helped thousands of people just like you claim the compensation they deserve. We’ll take into account your loss of earnings and how your injury has affected your quality of life, and use this in your claim for compensation. You should keep receipts of any expenses incurred as a result of your accident, such as prescription costs or travel to hospital or doctor’s appointments as these can be claimed too. There’s no need to worry about paying expensive fees upfront either, as we offer a 100% no win, no fee* service that means you won’t pay us a penny unless your claim is successful. Call us today and get the ball rolling on your claim.
Date Published: February 23, 2014
Author: David Brown