Working with industrial equipment is always something of a risk as the machinery used is usually heavy and large, designed specifically for use on things like a building site and with hardy building materials.
As such this equipment can be quite dangerous and needs to be used with caution and in the correct manner. It is the responsibility of the company to ensure that anyone using industrial equipment is fully trained in its correct use, and also that they have read and understood the user manual.
Injuries from industrial equipment
Injuries from industrial equipment are not uncommon, as we at Accident Advice Helpline are only too familiar. We have many claims from individuals who have been injured in an accident involving industrial equipment. In cases where this accident is considered someone else’s fault, we are successful in helping the injured party to claim the level of compensation that they deserve.
With 15 years’ experience in the industry we have the ability to take control of your claim which means you most likely won’t even have to attend court. With our no win, no fee service and no upfront costs involved, you can have peace of mind that you won’t have to pay us a penny if your claim is not successful.
Causes of injuries from industrial equipment
The reasons for injuries being sustained from using industrial equipment include:
- The company has failed to provide adequate training on the safe use of this equipment, and/or they have not ensured their workers have read the user manuals to the machinery they use. If this is the case then the claim for compensation will likely be made against the employer
- The equipment is not working properly, has malfunctioned or has not been adequately maintained. This can cause accidents by the machinery acting differently and workers not expecting it, or where the worker believes the machinery has been turned off or is safe when actually it has not gone into a safe mode. As it is the responsibility of the company to ensure this equipment is in full working condition and well-maintained, the liability for this accident will again most likely fall on them
- Worker error, whereby you or another worker has acted irresponsibly and have used the equipment incorrectly, causing an accident. If it was a co-worker who caused the accident, you most likely will still be able to claim, however, if you caused the accident, you probably will not be able to make a claim
After reviewing this, if you think you might be eligible to claim compensation for an injury you have sustained using industrial equipment, call one of our specialists on 0800 689 0500. They will be able to advise you further and begin the claim process for you.
Date Published: August 10, 2015
Author: Rob Steen