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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Mechanic Accident Claim


    A mechanic accident claim can be made in respect of any number of injuries and Accident Advice Helpline is here to help with obtaining any compensation due. Credible employers in the motor vehicle repair industry will prioritise health and safety in the workplace, but sometimes accidents happen and when they do, those who have received injuries are entitled to seek compensation.

    What sort of things might lead to a mechanic accident claim?

    Under-vehicle access is an important aspect of vehicle maintenance and repair, but it is an area where accidents can occur if the right precautions are not taken. Access under the vehicle can be obtained using a jack or lift or, alternatively, by placing the vehicle over a pit. However, health and safety regulations have to be abided by if accidents are to be prevented.

    Mechanics might also be entitled to compensation in respect of spillages in the workplace.  Dangerous chemicals might be released or someone might leave engine oil on the floor, resulting in a slip or fall.

    Regular use of hand-held vibrating tools may lead to the onset of injury, which must be compensated for if a case can be legally proven. Such vibrating tools as air chisels, grinders and impact wrenches are common in a motor-vehicle-repair premises.

    If a mechanic has to carry out repairs to a vehicle at the side of the road, the equipment they use is still subject to health and safety regulations, so any accidents that might occur and injuries that might be inflicted could be the subject of compensation.

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    There is always the danger that a mechanic could suffer a workplace injury as the result of the actions of a colleague. In such a scenario, the mechanic would still be entitled to claim for compensation. Perhaps a colleague could be in too much of a hurry or they might spill oil or chemicals or maybe even use equipment incorrectly, resulting in injury to another member of staff.

    If the proper equipment is not in place for spraying vehicles, including breathing masks and visors, a mechanic may suffer an injury, entitling them to workplace accident compensation. Spraying equipment could also prove faulty, so an employer is required to have proper checking procedures in place to prevent accidents and injury.

    Help is available when you need it

    Starting a compensation process can be stressful for those workers who have been injured, so it is good to know that Accident Advice Helpline is run on a no-win-no-fee* basis, meaning that the added stress of having to pay out upfront costs and solicitors’ fees if the client is unsuccessful in their case is removed.

    To help ensure a successful claim, it is important to have as much information about the accident and subsequent injuries as possible. It is also vital to obtain medical attention as soon as possible. A doctor’s report is very useful to have as evidence.

    Using Accident Advice Helpline is as easy as filling out the 30-second claim form on the website. Alternatively, someone who thinks they have a legal case for accident compensation can contact the helpline directly 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Date Published: May 4, 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.