If you’re looking for machinist injury advice after having an accident at work, we recommend that you call us at Accident Advice Helpline to speak to a highly trained advisor. We have many years of experience in the personal clams industry and are familiar with dealing with compensation for machinist injuries.
Machinists are exposed to potentially dangerous equipment on a daily basis and have to be highly trained to use the equipment with a minimal risk of injury. However, it is also the employer’s responsibility to ensure that all equipment is well maintained and safe for the machinists to use. If the employer fails to do this, they could put you and your colleagues at risk.
Common injuries for machinists
The biggest risk for machinists is sustaining injuries from the large, powerful equipment that they regularly use. Damage to fingers or limbs is common, particularly if the equipment is not appropriately designed with safety features to avoid contact with sharp blades and moving parts.
Inhalation of toxic substances, either from tiny metal shavings or from lubricants used during manufacturing, also pose a potential risk and machinists should be provided with appropriate facemasks in these cases. There is also a risk of flying shards of metal damaging the eyes and of hearing problems caused by working with loud machinery on a daily basis. It is an employer’s responsibility to provide goggles and earplugs to their employers to reduce the risk of accidents or medical problems arising.
The first step in getting machinist injury advice
The legalities around injuries at work can be complex, and you may feel overwhelmed when researching how to claim compensation for your injury. If you feel that the injury you sustained was not your fault, you should contact Accident Advice Helpline to get advice from our friendly advisors in order to learn how much compensation you could be entitled to. At this point, you are under no obligation to proceed with your claim; we believe it is important for you to have all the advice you need before any legal proceedings take place.
We can provide machinist injury advice to anyone who has experienced an injury within the past 3 years. There are exceptions to this; we can extend the timeline for those who were minors at the time of their accident or for people who have suffered from industrial diseases. If, for example, you have an ongoing respiratory condition due to working with hazardous chemicals that you were exposed to many years ago, you could now be entitled to compensation.
At Accident Advice Helpline we work on a no win, no fee* basis. This is because we have many years of experience and a fantastic team of highly trained solicitors and are confident in our ability to win your case. Thanks to our no win, no fee* policy, you are not required to pay any upfront fees in order to file your claim, which can help put your mind at ease when considering who to turn to for help in making your compensation claim.
Contact us now to get obligation-free machinist injury advice and see how much you could be entitled to. You can contact us by dialling 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or calling 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: June 11, 2015
Author: David Brown