If you work in engineering and you’re looking to launch a workplace accident claim in Weymouth and Portland, you can call on Accident Advice Helpline for support. Not only can we provide you work regularly with support and guidance, but we can also launch your claim, using the ‘no win, no fee*’ service that we offer, and that comes highly recommended by none other than Dame Esther Rantzen.
The hazards of working in an engineering environment
The engineering workplace is fraught with hazards due to the fact that the industry uses many types of automated machinery for cutting, bending, forming and drilling metalwork. Just a few days ago, an engineering company in Macclesfield was held to be accountable following one of its employees being injured by a drill.
The operator was using the equipment in ordinary circumstances, when the accident happened. The gloves he was wearing became entangled with the drill’s collet. It resulted in the 36-year-old man having his third and his little fingers fractured and dislocated.
Guard previously reported to be inadequate, but not replaced
Although it is not good industry practice to wear gloves when operating this kind of machinery, many workers do it, and in this particular instance the company’s health and safety officer had previously reported that the drill in question had an inadequate guard fitted. Although this had been reported over 12 months prior to the accident, no action had been taken. The company was therefore found to be liable to pay financial compensation.
Registering a workplace accident claim in Weymouth and Portland through Accident Advice Helpline
These types of accidents are unfortunately all too common. Simply having a guard fitted to machinery is not enough. The guard must be fit for purpose. If it is not, accidents and injuries will happen and employers will be found liable. If you’ve had an accident that has caused you a serious injury, and your employer is at fault, Accident Advice Helpline can help you to launch a workplace accident claim in Weymouth and Portland.
Obtaining an estimate of how much compensation due
The seriousness of any injury in an engineering environment can vary considerably from dislocation to loss of digits and limbs; and to injuries that caused permanent disability or even death. The amount of compensation that is awarded for any injury is dependent on the seriousness of the injury, and the effects on the injury victim’s working and private life. To find out how much compensation you could be awarded for your injury, visit Accident Advice Helpline’s website and use our HOW MUCH compensation calculator to get an estimate. It will only take approximately 30 seconds of your time.
In need of help?
Should you find you need any help or advice, you can use our toll-free 24/7 helpline to speak to one of our experienced advisers. The helpline is accessed by dialling 0800 689 0500 from any landline, or, if using your mobile, by dialling 0333 500 0993.