Here at Accident Advice Helpline we can deal with a full range of personal injury compensation claims in Huddersfield. We deal with many workplace accidents that have resulted in very nasty injuries. Sadly, often an employer is to blame for the accident and we help the injured employee to claim the compensation that they deserve.
Handling personal injury compensation claims in Huddersfield
We handle many occupational accident claims that have involved faulty equipment. Most jobs involve equipment of some sort and a job is only as safe as the equipment that is being used. If you are using inappropriate equipment for a job then you immediately make it more hazardous.
Employers may fail to provide the correct equipment for several reasons:
- They may have failed to risk assess the task properly and so they don’t even know what the best equipment should be. They may not have given the matter any thought.
- They may not want to bother to spend the time finding out what equipment should be used.
- They may know exactly what equipment should be used but they refuse to buy it – perhaps because it is expensive.
- They may have already provided the equipment but it is broken and so employees have to use an alternative.
An employer has a legal duty of care to protect the health, safety and welfare of their employees and this includes providing the most appropriate and safe equipment.
What can go wrong?
If an employee is using the wrong equipment for a task then they may have to adopt a different working method and that method may be unsafe. They may adopt an unsafe posture or put themselves in an unsafe position.
If a piece of equipment is being used in an inappropriate way it places strain on the equipment which may lead to hazards. Equipment that is under strain can break, catch fire, explode or break into pieces. All of these incidents can present a risk to health and safety and an occupational accident can be the result.
Accident Advice Helpline and your claim
If this sounds familiar, or if you have had any other sort of workplace accident, you may want to chat about personal injury compensation claims in Huddersfield. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we are waiting to take your call and our personal injury advisers are happy to ask any questions that you have.
Take the first step yourself by picking up the phone and calling us here on 0800 689 0500 from your landline or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Give us a ring today!
Date Published: 17th May 2015
Author: David Brown