Industrial Guillotine Accident
Many of us may have considered that the guillotine has long since been defunct and consigned to history but the guillotine is still used today in a more industrious capacity. Packaging and printing companies use guillotines on a large scale for the production of their wares for sale and it is important to take into account the necessity for proper training in the use of such equipment. As with all equipment used in industry correct and adequate training is a must in order to prevent accidents either to you or those around you. And a failure to provide such training is a failure to provide a duty of care to one’s employees.
Also equipment such as guillotines should have a protective guard that is designed primarily to prevent the over-extension of the hand, reducing the risk of damage to the digits or the hand itself. Again, as with training, if the equipment itself is not properly maintained or is missing vital protective parts then your employer is failing in their duty to make sure you are safe whilst using such machinery. Accident Advice Helpline and our no win no fee in Maryport solicitors have experience in dealing with injuries as a result of using such equipment.
I’ve suffered an injury using a guillotine
The first question that anyone would ask in such circumstances is: was it your fault? If the answer is no then you may be eligible for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline along with our no win no fee in Maryport solicitors can help if you have had such an accident and it was not of your making.
Guillotines should have protective screens that allow not only for the prevention of flying debris but also ensure that your hands cannot go too close to the blades. New industrial guillotines work on an automatic basis once a button is depressed with the foot and once this is done it is only by pressing an emergency stop will the blade stop cutting. In the event of a protective guard being either missing or ill-fitted then accidents to the hands such as loss of fingers (the tops of the fingers or the whole fingers) or even the whole hand can occur. And not only can this lead to the loss of the digits or hand but also nerve damage and excessive blood loss.
Hurt using a guillotine, can a no win no fee Maryport lawyer help?
As we have already pointed out your employer has a duty of care to ensure you are properly trained and the machinery is suitably guarded. If this has not been the case and you have suffered an accident in the last three years then you may be eligible for compensation. Accident Advice Helpline and our no win no fee in Maryport solicitors are on hand to help.
You can contact us using our landline telephone number 0845 180 4123 or our mobile number 0333 500 0992 and one of our team of expert and friendly staff will take you through the process. If you are eligible, your details will be passed to our no win no fee in Maryport solicitors.
Date Published: 2nd June 2014
Author: David Brown