Using machinery at work is inevitable for some people, particularly those working in warehouses, construction or agriculture. Anyone who uses particular equipment for their daily activities should be trained in how to use this equipment and how to check that it needs maintenance. Workers should also be trained on how to lower the risk of injury to themselves and others when using heavy or dangerous machinery at work. Personal Protective Equipment should be provided when machinery could have the potential to cause an injury. This may include gloves or hard hats for anyone involved in its use or anyone in the surrounding area.
Machinery-related injuries can be sustained when there is a lack of training on how to use them and/or a lack of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). Injuries from falling machinery can have serious repercussions therefore it is also important to learn how to store it.
Falling machinery and compensation
Your injuries could be severe, particularly if the machinery is sharp or extremely heavy. If the equipment is stored at height or it is unstable when stored at a lower height, workers in the near vicinity could be injured. Injuries sustained may include head injuries or injuries to the legs and hands. This could affect your ability to work and could cause you some difficulties in your everyday life. This could, in turn, cause some financial difficulty. If you think that someone else was at fault for improper storage of equipment then you could claim for compensation. If a piece of equipment has fallen on you because someone wasn’t trained how to store it, then you could also win a cash payout.
How to claim with Accident Advice Helpline
Just give us a ring on our 24-hour phone line – 0800 689 0500 – to speak with one of our top solicitors regarding your case. If you have had an accident at work that was the fault of someone else and have sustained an injury you could win a cash sum to help you cope financially. The injury may cause you loss of wages or there may be medical costs as a result of your injury therefore any compensation won can help go towards this. Our no win, no fee* policy means that you will benefit from making your claim with us and won’t sustain any further financial difficulty. Our 30-second online test will give you an idea of how successful your claim is likely to be.
Date Published: July 23, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Machinery accident claims