If you have been injured at work as a result of equipment that did not meet the required health and safety standards, you could be entitled to a compensation claim. For the best equipment failure injury advice, call Accident Advice Helpline.
Your employer’s duties in preventing equipment failure injuries
Working with any form of equipment at your job carries certain risks. Of course the larger the equipment or machinery, the higher the risks. Though many factors can work together to lead to equipment failure injuries, the root cause of most machinery or equipment accidents tends to be employer negligence.
United Kingdom law states that employers have a duty of care to their employees. This means providing a safe and healthy working environment to all staff by minimising occupational hazards and even eliminating these where possible. In terms of work equipment, this means that your employer needs to ensure that:
- The equipment used is right for the job.
- Staff should be properly trained to use the equipment.
- Staff should be using the equipment safely and in the way it was designed to be used.
- All equipment needs to be well maintained so that it remains safe to use.
If at any time any equipment is found to be faulty, it should be taken out of use immediately until the proper repairs can be made. It is also essential for an employer to put adequate protective measures in place. This could include protective wear, guard rails, warning signs and the like.
What to do if you have suffered an equipment failure injury
For more complete equipment failure injury advice, call Accident Advice Helpline. Everyone’s situation is different. Our 24-hour free legal helpline has experienced staff that will discuss your unique situation and then advise you accordingly. However, there are also a few key factors to consider if you are thinking of making a compensation claim:
- You will need medical records, so make sure you get medical attention for your injury.
- Eyewitnesses can verify your account of events. Get in touch with anyone who witnessed the equipment failure injury.
- If any photos or videos were taken, make sure to get a copy of these.
Call Accident Advice Helpline to hire a professional solicitor who will be best placed to ensure the success of your compensation claim.
Making your equipment failure injury claim
If your employer has failed to provide you with safe equipment and you have suffered an equipment failure injury, you are in the right place. Accident Advice Helpline will help you start your compensation claim right away.
The best equipment failure injury advice should not be costly either. Call our 24-hour legal helpline on: 0800 689 0500, it’s free. All of our solicitors also work on a 100% no-win, no-fee* basis, so you will not have to pay anything upfront.
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Date Published: November 5, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Defective equipment accident claims