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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

    What to do if safety equipment was not provided


    Some jobs naturally require safety equipment of some kind. A good example would be the requirement to wear a hard hat when you enter a construction site. Other roles (this one included) would require the use of steel toe-capped boots. Still more might require safety guards on machinery, or heatproof gloves if someone was handling hot molten metal or some other substance that was too hot to handle.

    You get the idea. Safety equipment is absolutely essential to some job roles, and the person required to use or wear it should be aware of how to check it for wear, as well as how to maintain it and ensure it works as it should do.

    How common is it to come across situations where safety equipment was not provided?

    Thankfully, very few employers are guilty of neglecting to provide safety equipment wherever it is needed. However, with that said, there have been instances where safety equipment was not provided and someone was injured as a consequence of this.

    You may know this first-hand if you have been hurt at work at some point during the last three years. Injuries may not be serious, but on the other hand they can be very serious and can even put lives in jeopardy.

    Are you recovering from an injury that occurred in a similar situation at work?

    Sometimes it is clear that someone else was at fault for the injury you have suffered from. However, in other cases, it may not be as clear. It doesn’t matter which is the case in your particular situation; what matters is that you seek proper legal advice to find out if you do have a chance to claim any compensation for your injuries.

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    To find out more, all you need to do is call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500. This will ensure you can speak to an expert who can advise you about the situation you have found yourself in. We can provide no-obligation advice too, so there is no danger of feeling as if you must go ahead. You can seek the advice today and decide whether you want to go ahead if we suspect you have a good chance of successfully concluding a no win, no fee claim for some compensation. All it takes is a single phone call to our team today.

    Date Published: March 6, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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