If you have been injured operating machinery at work, you may be able to make a machinery operations accident claim. Machinery by its very nature is dangerous; however, it should still have all necessary guards attached and you should be given the correct safety equipment such as goggles or safety glasses to wear. You should also have been properly trained to use the machinery.
To make a claim, you must not have been responsible for the accident either by misusing the machinery, through recklessness, or negligent actions. Someone must also be identified as the party responsible for the accident.
If you want to pursue a machinery operations accident claim, you should seek expert legal advice. Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have been advising and assisting clients since the year 2000. Our team of in-house lawyers have the expertise to assist you with your machinery operations accident claim.
Our personal injury specialists work on a no win, no fee* basis, so you will not have to pay anything up front should you wish to pursue a claim.
Why you should make a claim
An accident while operating machinery can be potentially devastating. At worst it can lead to facial injuries, damage to eyesight, and even blindness. Hands can be damaged and fingers severed. Even if the injuries are not that severe, they can be traumatic. You may have to take time off work resulting in a loss of wages. There may be costs, such as for prescriptions, travel for regular treatment, and for non-NHS therapies. If your injuries are very serious, you may not be able to work again and need personal care. A claim for compensation will take into account your pain and suffering, additional costs, and financial losses.
How do I go about making a claim?
The first step towards filing a claim is contacting us here at Accident Advice Helpline. Call us on our dedicated 24-hour free helpline at 0800 689 0500.
Even if your injuries following the accident appear only to be minor, you should see your doctor as soon as possible. Injuries can worsen over time and your doctor’s report can back up your claim.
We also need to know the circumstances surrounding you machinery operations accident. This will help us determine whether you have grounds for a claim and who the claim should be made against. We will need your own recollections of the incident plus those of the people who witnessed the accident. You employer is also obliged to keep an accident book at your place of work and your accident should have been recorded. The accident book could contain important information to support your claim.
Any successful compensation claim should also cover any financial losses you have suffered. So we advise you to keep a record of any wages lost, including overtime payments. You should also keep receipts from any extra costs incurred because of your accident.
Following the trauma of your unfortunate experience at work, it is only right you should make a machinery operations accidents claim. You can start the process by calling Accident Advice Helpline today.