Accidents at work
If you have been injured as a result of an accident at work, regardless of the situation, you might be able to make a claim for compensation.
To find out for certain you can take our 30 second test, or speak directly to a solicitor in High Littleton via Accident Advice Helpline for more information.
Contact an expert solicitor in High Littleton today
If you want to find out if you could make a claim one of the best ways to establish your criteria is to contact our expert solicitor in High Littleton today.
They will be able to provide you with specific advice relating to your accident and injuries, and can provide you with advice on the best way to proceed with your claim.
Our advisers are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week and with our free phone helpline number the call won’t even cost you a penny.
We can give you free, no obligation advice straight away and then you can decide if you would like to proceed with your claim by using our solicitor in High Littleton.
Common work accidents: defective machinery
One of the most common types of work based accidents that our solicitor in High Littleton handles on a regular basis is those involving defective machinery.
Technically work machinery or equipment involves the use of any type of machinery or equipment that is needed for you to perform your work based tasks. As such it is an exceptionally broad definition that covers many different items.
An expert solicitor in High Littleton will know that the term can cover:
- Presses in factories
- Vehicles (including fork lifts and bicycles)
- Computer equipment
It also includes items that can be taken away from the work site to be used in alternative locations, for example, ladders which are provided by employers for employees to use in customer homes.
A piece of equipment is regarded as being defective if, for whatever reason, it is not fit for purpose. This could be because the tool is not right for the job but nevertheless your employer has expected you to use it. Or it may be that it is faulty in some way due to a manufacturing error. A solicitor in High Littleton will still hold your employer accountable if you use a faulty piece of machinery because suitable checks should have been made to ensure that it was fit for purpose.
Alternatively, the equipment may be broken in some way in which again, suitable checks should be made to ensure that all equipment is working properly and repaired appropriately.
How much can I claim?
The amount of compensation your solicitor in High Littleton is able to claim on your behalf will depend on the severity of your accident and the injuries you have sustained. We are unable to give you accurate figures at the start of a claim as there are so many factors that need to be taken into account.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 7th April 2014
Author: David Brown