Machinery is indispensable in so many industries nowadays. It has the power to do things far more quickly and efficiently than we could do on our own, and has transformed many jobs and ways of working.
However, the consequences of dangerous machinery cannot be underestimated. For example, there are times when people may be injured because they came into contact with machinery that had not been maintained, or wasn’t fit for use in any way, shape or form. To be frank, such injuries can be life-changing in many ways.
What makes machinery dangerous?
All machinery should have safety guards in place to protect those who are using it, or who happen to be nearby. Working parts are easily capable of dragging in clothes, hair and even body parts if something goes wrong. In order to prevent this from happening, safety guards are put in place in one or more positions on the machinery.
In other instances, safety cut-off switches may potentially be tampered with, which in turn could make machinery dangerous to be around or to use. A lack of training can also make a machine dangerous if someone handles it when they have no knowledge of how to do so. Additionally, there are situations where people may be using machinery that isn’t properly maintained. This should be done regularly in order to identify any potential problems and to prevent injuries from occurring.
What should you do if you have experienced the consequences of dangerous machinery?
Injuries caused by dangerous machinery can be very serious. Loss of blood and crush injuries can easily occur, putting someone’s life in danger in the process. The psychological outcome of suffering such injuries can be as difficult as coming to terms with the physical aspects of the accident as well.
Accident Advice Helpline can help. Call us on 0800 689 0500 and see whether one of our lawyers could fight a no win, no fee* case for you. If so, you could have an excellent chance of winning compensation to help you get back on your feet again. Whether you still work or not, and whether your injuries are resolved or not, you have a right to find out whether someone else is liable for what happened to you. Our service is here on a no-obligation basis, and we can handle various claims from all over the country too.
Date Published: May 9, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Machinery accident claims