If you have been injured in an accident at work then there is a good chance that you will be able to make a claim for financial compensation for any injuries that you have suffered.
To find out more you can take our 30 second test, which you will find on our website, or you can speak to an injury lawyer in Crossgates today.
Health and Safety
All employers are responsible for the safety of their staff, and any visitors that might attend their place of work or operation.
While there are many factors that should be taken into account when considering safety, one of the key areas covers tools, machinery and equipment that might be used either within the workplace itself or off-site in other locations (but still being used for the purposes of work).
Your injury lawyer in Crossgates will be well aware that it is the responsibility of your employer to regularly maintain equipment that is used for the purposes of completing your job role. If your accident, and the injuries you sustained as a result of this accident, were caused by faulty or defective machinery, then there is a good chance that you will be eligible to make a claim for compensation against your employer.
For example, your injury lawyer in Crossgates will be able to find out how often the machinery in question should be tested (the regularity of inspections, tests and maintenance schedules will differ depending on various factors), and when indeed it last was tested. If the item in question has not received its statutory testing within the specific time frame, and it was during this time you were injured, then your employer will be regarded as being liable for your accident as they had failed to adhere to the health and safety regulations.
Equally, if the item of machinery or equipment in question was known to be faulty, and your employer did not take steps to repair or condemn the item, then they will also be regarded as being liable and your injury lawyer in Crossgates will be able to make a claim against their insurance policy for any damages associated with your claim.
Accident Advice Helpline
Here at Accident Advice Helpline we are a law firm with over 13 years’ experience of handling a wide variety of personal injury claims. Our team of in house injury lawyer in Crossgates are experts in winning financial compensation for people just like you, who have been injured through no fault of their own.
All of our injury lawyer in Crossgates work on a strict no win no fee* basis meaning that you will not have to pay a penny if your case is not successful. We will do everything we can to ensure you win the financial compensation you deserve for the pain and suffering you have had to endure.
It is impossible to say how much your claim will be worth without investigating further, but for a quick idea, use our compensation calculator on our website.
Date Published: 10th November 2013
Author: David Brown