Accidents at work can cause myriad injuries and leave you feeling both hurt and humiliated. When you work in a role that invites the use of specific tools, it is essential that both you and your employer do all you can to minimise the risk of work-related injury.
Tips for safely operating a power wrench
Also known as an impact wrench or air gun, the power wrench typically uses compressed air to operate valves and to tighten/loosen fasteners.
- Refrain from wearing loose clothing and jewellery – always wear an apron
- Tie hair back
- Always wear safety goggles
- Do not force a power wrench
- Use both hands for steady grip of the power wrench
- Always follow the specific operator’s manual
- Unplug the power wrench after use
Power wrench injuries at work
When you are injured at work using role-specific tools, such as power wrenches, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
While you are at work, your employers have a legal responsibility to protect your health and safety. Should you sustain an injury as a consequence of a task at work, your employer may have failed to meet this legal obligation.
Individuals expected to use power tools such as power wrenches require sufficient training before using the equipment. Failure to provide this training or to maintain the power wrench would stand as grounds for employer liability.
How to claim for work-related injuries
If you have been involved in an accident at work through no fault of your own, you may want to consider claiming personal injury compensation.
A law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline, can help you with the legal process, taking the headache out of your work-related compensation claim.
To establish your eligibility, take a look online at Accident Advice Helpline’s compensation calculator. In just 30 seconds, this free tool collates the basics of your case and enables their team to determine if your case is likely to be successful. Alternatively, to discuss your claim with a member of their expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.
In the case that you have an eligible claim, Accident Advice Helpline will work on a no win, no fee* basis with one of their solicitors, making every effort to ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
What’s more, their no win, no fee* basis allows you to rest with the peace of mind that you don’t pay a penny unless your case is successful.
Date Published: February 10, 2014
Author: David Brown
Category: Machinery accident claims