Accidents at work involving heavy machinery and accident at work compensation in Nottingham
Many of us work in the manufacturing and automotive industry which involves the use of heavy duty machinery as a means of moving equipment from A to B for the use in our jobs. However, if you have suffered an accident using such machinery and it wasn’t your fault then you may be entitled to make a claim for accident at work compensation in Nottingham.
Heavy duty machinery and other machinery that requires guards and protectors present a risk if they have not been properly maintained or if the operator has not been trained correctly. With this in mind, Accident Advice Helpline have helped many people claim accident at work compensation in Nottingham for accidents and subsequent injuries they sustained because of such machinery without it being their fault.
Training to use heavy duty machinery at work
If you or your work colleagues are required to use heavy duty machinery in the workplace , then it is expected that you and your work colleagues have the relevant training and perhaps qualifications in using it. If you have been injured by machinery that was being operated by someone who was not properly trained or not trained at all then you may well be entitled to make a claim for accident at work compensation in Nottingham.
Such machinery should only be used by trained and experienced individuals and allowing it to be used and operated by anyone less than experienced is a breach of health and safety procedures and also flouting your employer’s duty of care.Open Claim Calculator
Using production line technology at work
If you work in an environment where there is heavy duty machinery or machinery that moves from place to place carrying heavy duty equipment such as forklifts, then it is to be expected that you and those around you have been duly trained on how to act in the presence of such machinery. When working in a factory or warehouse setting where forklifts are on the move constantly the areas where these machines move should be clearly marked out in paint or high visibility tape so that you and your colleagues can avoid walking directly into their path. A failure to do this may result in direct injury to yourself and may leave you eligible to make a claim for compensation.
How do I make a claim?
If you have been injured in an accident at work and it wasn’t your fault then you may well be entitled to make a claim for compensation. To establish your eligibility you should call our team of expert and friendly advisers today at Accident Advice Helpline. They will be able to discuss the options open to you and will also be able to determine if you are eligible to make a claim. You can call us on our dedicated landline number 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993, our dedicated mobile number, and they will guide you through our assessment process.