Accident Advice Helpline handle many Luton, accident at work compensation claims over the space of one year that are caused when workers come into contact with moving machinery parts and get injured. It’s one of the most common causes of injury in the engineering and manufacturing sector; in fact alongside falls from height, and collisions with on-site vehicles, it accounts for over 50% of all work related fatalities that are reported through RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations.
The need for machine guards
Any exposed moving parts of machinery should have guards installed to prevent the possibility of direct contact with workers. Machinery such as circular saws can cut through human flesh and bone in tenths of seconds, severing fingers, hands and limbs in the blink of an eye. In worst case scenarios, these incidents can easily prove fatal.
Guards must be used at all times
Management must continually ensure that guards, once fitted, are used at all times. Because they can cause difficulty when presenting materials to the cutting blades, workers are often tempted to disengage them. If they do this, and an accident occurs that causes an injury, the chances of raising a successful compensation claim could be jeopardised.
Your entitlement to Luton, accident at work compensation
If you work in Luton and you’ve been injured in an incident in the workplace by the exposed, moving parts of any machinery, you should be entitled to Luton accident at work compensation and Accident Advice Helpline can help you with the launching of a Luton, accident at work compensation claim. The worse the injury, the more compensation you could be awarded, and if as a result you can no longer follow your chosen profession, we can pursue appropriate recompense for that too.
Injury compensation and loss of earnings
You can take our 30-second test online to find out how much basic compensation you could be due. However the figure you will be given by our calculator will only be the basic amount for the injury itself and will not include any past or future loss of earnings. This will have to be determined once you claim is launched.
The advantages of a no-win, no-fee policy
Accident Advice Helpline operates a no-win, no-fee policy which protects you from having to pay our fee should your claim fail for any reason. It’s a policy that is unreservedly recommended by Dame Esther Rantzen.
If there is any information you need to know that you can’t find on our website, you can use our helpline and chat to one of our helpful and friendly advisors. Simply call 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or 0333 500 0993 from any mobile.
Date Published: 7th September 2014