Inadequate Protective Equipment Claim (PPE Claims) & Claims for Fatalities Caused by Lack of PPE
It is an employer’s legal responsibility to provide staff with the personal protection equipment (PPE) they need to carry out a task. If you have been left injured after tackling a job without being given the right equipment, you could be entitled to make a claim.
If your injury was caused by the negligence of an employer or fellow employee, and you want to find out whether your claim is viable, contact Grieves Solicitors today on freephone 0800 0747 644, or fill in our contact form and one of our legal team will get back to you.
What are my employer’s duties?
Under the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974, it is your employer’s responsibility to ensure your safety by providing the correct protective equipment while carrying out work for them. Your employer must also carry out the following duties as a requirement of health and safety law:
- Carry out regular risk assessments to identify the need for PPE
- Provide training on the proper use of equipment
- Enforce the wearing and use of PPE
- Inspect and replace damaged PPE
- Types of PPE injury
There is an almost limitless list of potential injuries caused by a failure to provide adequate PPE. The many years of experience we have in tackling personal protection injury claims has given us the skills to bring most cases to a successful conclusion. Common cases we have dealt with include:
- Falls from height
- Burns caused by chemicals or other hazardous substances
- Crushing injuries
- Damage to sight
- Serious Head and Brain Damage.
What we need from you
The likelihood of our team being able to win a case is boosted when a client gives us as much information as they can. When looking to progress a work accident claim and you believe that a failure to provide the right equipment means that your employer is to blame, the following will be helpful:
- Details of the task you were given and who instructed you to perform it
- Contract details particularly if they highlight that a job was out of your role information about the working environment at the time of an incident
- Names of witnesses
- Copies of the Accident Book
- HSE Investigation Report
How much can I expect to get for a PPE Claim?
The final Compensation award you can expect for an injury caused by being made to work without PPE equipment or due to working with inadequate protective equipment will comprise an element known as ‘general damages’ and an element of the compensation known as ‘special damages’ – These two elements are also affected by a number of factors and of course, every case is individual in its own way. Certainly the most important item is the severity of your injuries and to what extent your injuries will influence your ability to lead an independent life and to return to work.
The two elements of any personal injury claim include:
- General Damages – to compensate for the loss of amenity, pain & suffering
- Special Damages – to compensate for financial losses or future costs incurred as a direct result of the injury
Our Accident at work Compensation Calculator will provide provisional guideline figures on how much compensation you may receive for the ‘general damages’ element of the final compensation award. However, it is always a good idea to consult one of our personal injury Solicitors who can help further on.Call our solicitors now
Why choose Grieves Solicitors?
With over 25 years of experience, Grieves Solicitors are a leading practice of Accident at Work Solicitors in Huddersfield.
We’re proud of our friendly and professional service, our excellent record of success and the settlement amounts we have secured for our clients.
We regularly act for clients on work accident claims across Yorkshire and now cover the whole of England and Wales.
Our team of experienced PPE Injury Claims Solicitors can support your needs wherever you live in England and Wales. We serve clients across the UK.
We specialise in no win no fee accidents at work claims, which means if you don’t win, you won’t have to pay.
We understand that making a claim may seem daunting at first, but we are happy to talk over those queries or concerns with you to allay any fears you may have about bringing a compensation claim.
We are only too happy to help.
Talk to us today – what have you got to lose? Any you may have much to gain.
We can help people claim the compensation to which they are entitled if they have been hurt due to a lack of adequate equipment. If you want to find out more about whether your claim could be viable, contact Grieves Solicitors today on freephone 0800 0747 644.