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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Sunderland Law Firm

    Providing Protective Equipment and When to Find a Good Law Firm

    Whether you are a manager or an employee, if you work around protective equipment it is critical that you are always sure that the equipment is safe for use, and provides the protection that you need. If protective equipment is not up to standard then it is possible for someone using it to be badly injured, or even killed. You need to know how to keep your protective equipment safe and clean all of the time, and make sure that you stick to these standards all of the time to run any business safely.

    • Perform regular checks. If you are using protective equipment every day, you should check it over at the beginning and end of each day to make sure that it is working the way it should be. If you forget to check it over one day, that could be the day that something goes wrong, so make it part of your routine.
    • Know what you are looking for. There is no point in performing regular checks if you actually don’t know what you are looking for. Cracks, scuffing, faulty mechanisms and so on should all be looked for, and if anything is wrong the equipment shouldn’t be used.
    • Have backup equipment. It is tempting to use faulty equipment if the job is a quick one and there is a tight deadline. Instead of making this an option, have backup equipment ready to use as necessary, and easy to find.
    • Buy reputable brands. Never cut corners by buying cheaper protective equipment just to save money. It is better to spend a large chunk of your money on protective equipment than to save the money and hope for the best, as the money you would have to spend out on a compensation claim could be vast!

    Finding a Good Sunderland Law Firm

    If you are an employee who has been injured by faulty or unsafe protective equipment, a Sunderland law firm may be able to help you to make a claim for compensation. Making a claim for compensation through a Sunderland law firm makes the process easier on you, as well as providing experienced lawyers to put together a case which has a better chance of being successful.

    If you don’t want to use a Sunderland law firm, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to provide you with the help and advice you need. You can call the helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to speak to the team about making a claim, and get help deciding whether you have a good enough case for a successful claim or not. If you do then you will be passed over to experienced injury lawyers who can make a start on your claim right away.

    Date Published: 13th July 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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