Machinery Accident claim information and advice
Have you had a machinery accident?
If you work with machinery, you should be able to do so without any risk to your personal safety. However, work machinery injuries can occur for a number of different reasons, often with serious consequences.
As an employee, you have the right to work in a safe environment, with the relevant safety equipment, and have the correct training on the relevant tasks and equipment. This is a legal requirement under the Health and Safety executive.
If the dangerous equipment you work on is not regularly inspected or wasn’t suitable for the task you’re working on, of perhaps you never received the necessary training, then your employer could have been at fault for your accident and you could be entitled to compensation.
Causes of machinery accidents
Work machinery accidents can be caused by a number of factors, including faulty machinery, protective gear and equipment, and training.
- Faulty Machinery – Under the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998, employers have a duty to inspect and maintain all equipment and ensure it is fit for purpose. Faulty or poorly maintained machinery can lead to injury.
- Protective Gear – Under the Personal Protective Equipment Regulations 2002 and the Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992, employees must be protected against health and safety risks when at work through safety clothing and equipment. Injuries are often caused by a lack of suitable protective equipment and clothing.
- Adequate Training – Training must be provided for dangerous machinery. Injuries are often caused by a lack of adequate training and supervision.
Getting the right treatment
If you’ve suffered a dangerous machinery injury, it’s important that you get the treatment and care you need to make a full recovery. We’ll ensure that you get the best possible medical treatment and the rehabilitation you need to get your life back on track as quickly as possible.
Why make a claim after a machinery accident?
If you’ve suffered a significant or life-changing injury through a machinery related accident that wasn’t your fault, you deserve to receive compensation to cover loss of earnings and extra costs.
Your injury could have forced you to take time off work, reduced your independence, or impacted on your family or social life.
Whilst it can’t undo the damage caused, a compensation claim will ensure that you are fully compensated for any loss of earnings and payments you’ve had to make for treatment and rehabilitation.
Can you claim for your machinery related injury?
If you were injured by machinery in the past three years, in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could claim compensation.
To find out if you’re eligible to make a claim for your injuries caused by machinery, complete our 30-second test™ online or contact our team of specialists today.
How do you start a claim?
When you’ve been injured by a dangerous machine, you’ve been through enough. With this in mind, we make the machine accident compensation claims process as simple, straightforward, and stress-free as possible.
Whether you’ve had a grinding machine accident, a sewing machine accident, or any other type of dangerous machinery accident, our specialist machinery injury lawyers can give you the advice and practical help you need to get your life back on track.
We’ll help you secure the best medical treatment and rehabilitation, and recover all of your costs, including damages and loss of earnings.
Starting your claim couldn’t be easier – simply call our specialist team to discuss you claim today.
Why choose Accident Advice Helpline?
With over 16 years’ experience, here at Accident Advice Helpline, we’ve dealt with thousands of dangerous machinery compensation claims.
If you’ve suffered a work machinery injury, you shouldn’t have to suffer the costs. We can help you with your claim, helping you to secure the compensation and the support you deserve.
Our specialist team of machine injury solicitors will help you understand how to make your claim, providing support every step of the way. And, because we operate on a no win no fee** service, if your personal accident claim isn’t successful, you won’t have to pay a penny.
Date Published: 16th August 2016