If you have been injured at work in an accident caused by defective or poorly maintained equipment, call us at Imperium Law for advice and to find out if you can make a claim for compensation.
If you have been injured by defective work equipment call us on 0800 633 5730. Our dedicated injury team is here to get you the compensation you deserve.
Up to 80,000 work injuries are reported in the UK each year and around 10%* of these happen in the manufacturing sector.
There are many workplaces where machinery is used every day including factories, building sites, chemical plants and warehouses. Workers in these environments, and in particular those operating heavy machinery, are at risk of injury if equipment is poorly maintained or defective.
All machinery can be dangerous if it is not maintained, guarded or used properly.
Employer Health and Safety requirements.
Employers are required by law to ensure that workers operating machinery receive regular Health and Safety training. In addition all machinery, equipment, tools and vehicles used at work must be regularly inspected and maintained. Any faults should be repaired to ensure all equipment is in good working order.
Workers are advised to report any equipment they believe to be defective to a supervisor and refuse to use it again until it is repaired or replaced.
Around a tenth of all workplace accidents happen in the manufacturing sector, and these accidents are often more serious that in other sectors because of the large range of processes carried out and tools used.
Small things such as replacing a worn electric wire might seem trivial, but if repairs aren't carried out then electrical faults can lead to terrible accidents.
Whatever machinery you are operating your employer has a duty to ensure:
- it is adequately maintained.
- you have receive necessary training on how to operate the equipment you use.
- you are provided with all the necessary safety equipment such as hard hats and safety glasses.
- any defects or faults reported are dealt with and repaired.
Call 0800 633 5730 to find out how much compensation you could receive.
Health and Safety guidelines.
In 1974 a Health and Safety Act was introduced to ensure that employers do everything possible to protect workers from harm. While the majority of business are vigilant and protect their workers, some do not.
If your employer has failed in their duty of care and you were hurt because they did not follow the guidelines, you are entitled to seek a pay out for your injury.
Compensation awards take into account the severity of the injury, the pain & suffering caused, any loss of income and the cost of any ongoing or long term medical care.
Is is not necessary to show that your employer was at fault, it is only necessary to show a fault or defect existed and it was that which caused your accident.
Why choose us?
At Imperium our solicitors are here for you through every stage of the claims process, from collecting the evidence needed to prove your claim through to when you receive your payout.
We have helped many employees who have suffered injury at work and dedicate ourselves to winning the maximum compensation award possible.
For 'No Win-No Claims' advice speak to us on 0800 633 5730 or fill in our contact form and we'll call you back.
(* Health and Safety Executive figure)