If you have been involved in an accident at work then you may be left wondering who is responsible. If you contact our personal injury lawyer in Ballasalla today here at Accident Advice Helpline they will be able to discuss your specific case with you in more detail, but generally speaking, under most circumstances, it will be your employer who is responsible for any accidents that have occurred within the work place.
This is because employers have a duty of care to all members of staff who work for them, as well as any visitors who might have legitimate reason to be on site.
Machinery and Equipment
If as part of your job, you are required to work with specific types of machinery or equipment then you can reasonably expect that these are going to be suitable for the task at hand and are safe to use.
Your employer is responsible for ensuring that this is the case. If they fail to do this and you are injured as a result then a personal injury lawyer in Ballasalla can help you make a claim for compensation against them.
For example, if your employer does not arrange for the machinery you are using to be tested on a regular basis to ensure that it is still in working order and does not require any maintenance work, and a fault occurs whilst you are using it which leads to injury, then a personal injury lawyer in Ballasalla could help you make a claim against them for being negligent in their duty of care.
Equally, if you are not provided with suitable training on how to operate the machinery in question a personal injury lawyer in Ballasalla can argue that your employer has failed to ensure your safety and it is this failure which ultimately led to your injury.
It might even be the case that you should be provided with specialist Personal Protection Equipment in order to operate certain types of machinery. If your employer is not prepared to provide you with this equipment they should make you aware of this, and provide you with comprehensive details of what PPE you will need to supply to ensure your own safety. It however still remains their responsibility to ensure that you do not continue to work without this PPE whilst you are on site.
Sometimes employers who provide PPE do not take the necessary steps to ensure that it is appropriate or fits properly. They also do not ensure that it is still fit for purpose. This can mean that although you are using the equipment, it is no longer offering you the protection you expect, and you are therefore being put at risk.
A personal injury lawyer in Ballasalla
Our personal injury lawyer in Ballasalla can help with every type of work based accident claim, just contact us today to find out more.
Alternatively you can take our 30-second test to see if you qualify to make a claim, and find out how much that claim might be worth.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: 20th March 2014
Author: David Brown