Claiming For Dangerous Machinery Accidents

Dangerous machinery in the workplace has the potential to cause serious injury, with lacerations, broken bones and crushed limbs all a very real possibility if health and safety procedures are not followed. Because of this risk employers must be extremely vigilant to ensure all the necessary protective measures are put in place, as this will go a long way to preventing a dangerous machinery accident. If there is a failure to do so and a member of staff does suffer an injury, responsibility will lie with the employer.

Employers Have A Duty To Protect

Employers have a legal duty to protect their employees. More specifically, the law says they must take ‘reasonably practicable steps to ensure the health, safety and welfare of staff while in the workplace’. With regard to dangerous machinery and equipment we would consider ‘reasonably practicable steps’ to include:-

  • Training staff on how to use dangerous machinery and equipment;
  • Performing regular maintenance checks;
  • Quickly repairing any defects;
  • Carrying out risk assessments;
  • Enforcing a safe system of work;
  • Providing personal protective equipment, if necessary.

If the health and safety standards described above are not met, a workforce will be exposed to the risks and hazards associated with dangerous machinery and equipment. If a member of staff is subsequently involved in such an accident, the harm he or she suffered will be the direct result of their employer’s negligence. He or she will be entitled to claim compensation for the damages incurred.

Compensation For Dangerous Machinery Injuries

If you have been involved in a dangerous machinery accident at work, you need to talk to a legal expert about claiming compensation. After a short discussion a solicitor who specialises in this area of the law will be able to advise you whether you are eligible to make a claim.

If so, your solicitor will help you make a work accident claim. Although you may feel uncomfortable doing this (especially if you are in the same job), you must remember that it is your legal entitlement to claim compensation for any injuries sustained because of another person’s negligence. The law is in place to protect you, so you will not suffer any repercussions because you are taking legal action against your employer.

After collecting evidence to prove your employer was at fault, your work related accident solicitors will negotiate a compensation settlement that reflects damages. Once a figure is agreed with the other side, you will be awarded your compensation settlement in full, without any deductions. Not only will this recompense for the physical and emotional damage you have endured, it will also help put you back in the financial position you were in before the accident happened. This will be especially important for those who have lost earnings, and those who are no longer able to work because their injuries are so severe.

Contact Work Accident Solicitors Today

To talk about claiming compensation for a dangerous machinery accident, contact us today at the Work Accident Solicitors.

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  • What if I require urgent medical treatment; will I have to wait for months?

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