Can you claim compensation in Wellingborough if safety equipment lets you down?
When people purchase safety equipment, it’s absolutely vital that it works properly and that it protects the user. As people tend to purchase this type of equipment when they are carrying out fairly dangerous jobs, if the equipment fails to work it could result in a very serious injury.
If, for example, you purchase eye safety goggles to carry out carpentry work, you could sustain a serious injury if they don’t work properly. If they aren’t joined properly or if the plastic is cracked it’s possible that you could be struck by a wood chip. In addition to being painful, this could cause permanent damage to your eyes and your sight.
Similarly, many construction workers purchase specialist shoes and boots to prevent an injury occurring whilst they are working on site. By wearing steel toe capped boots, they can prevent themselves from suffering a broken one or fracture if something was to fall on them. If the boots are sub-standard or not as advertised, they may not offer the same protection and someone could be seriously hurt as a result.
One type of safety equipment which is being used more commonly now are hazardous material suits. Used to protect the wearer from dangerous materials and chemicals, these suits are now used in a variety of industries, including the medical sector and the emergency services. As these suits are designed to offer full protection to the wearer, any tear or defect could expose them to potentially deadly material and the incident could prove to be fatal. Furthermore, if they were to contract an illness because of the fault, this could then be passed on or contracted by other people.
If you’ve purchased specialist equipment or safety wear which has failed to work properly and you’ve been hurt as a result, you may want to contact the manufacturer in order to make a complaint. In addition to complaining, you could also make a claim for compensation in Wellingborough against them.
If it can be shown that their equipment was defective and that this defect caused your injuries or illness, it’s highly likely that they will be deemed responsible for your injuries and they could be forced to pay you compensation in Wellingborough.
If you’re planning to make a claim for this type of injury, it’s likely that you will need legal help. If you’d like to obtain help with your claim on a no win no fee basis or you want to benefit from free no obligation advice in relation to your compensation claim, why not contact Accident Advice Helpline?
We’re available around the clock so you can call us at any time on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 if you’re calling from a mobile phone and our hard working team will always be happy to assist you with your claim for compensation in Wellingborough.
Date Published: 26th August 2014