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Have you suffered an injury due to handling faulty machinery or dangerous or defective equipment? If so, you could be entitled to compensation?.
A large number of workers suffer injuries caused by faulty or defective machinery at work. Many of those injuries are unfortunately due to negligent employers failing to follow UK and European health and safety regulations.
Machinery injuries can originate within almost any employment sector. However, there is a far greater risk of serious injury and even fatality for those currently working in engineering, construction, and agriculture.
At Grieves Solicitors, we pride ourselves on being experts in the field of personal injury claims.
Call our personal injury solicitors team on 0800 0747 644 today to discuss your case further.
The Work Accident Claims team at Grieves Solicitors in Huddersfield are a leading firm of Personal Injury Solicitors firm in Yorkshire and our Principal, Helen Grieves is accredited by the Law Society in Personal Injury. We service clients all over England and Wales
Causes of machinery injury
Machinery accidents can cause severe injuries to the hands, eyes and fingers if the equipment is defective or used improperly. Common accidents include:
- Poorly designed equipment.
- Untidy work environment causing slips and trips near dangerous machinery.
- Getting pinned by heavy machinery.
- Getting struck by heavy machinery.
- Being pinned by a piece of heavy equipment
- Getting crushed under a collapsing structure.
- Slipping or falling into unguarded machinery
These accidents can be caused by:
- Unchecked or faulty machinery.
- Lack of safety equipment for protection.
- Mechanical failures.
- Absent or damaged guards.
- Lack of training.
What type of injuries are caused by Heavy Machinery Accidents?
- Broken bones
- Crushed hands, fingers or limbs
- Cuts and lacerations
- Internal haemorrhaging
- Organ damage
- Permanent nerve damage
How do I know if I have a case?
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 require all employers to ensure all machinery is in a suitable condition for its intended use and is used safely within the workplace. These regulations also require all employees who use machinery to receive adequate information, instruction and training.
As of 2005 the Control of Vibrations at Work Regulations requires companies to specifically assess the risks of vibration which can arise from regular use of particular machinery and electronic power tools.
The Employer’s Liability (Defective Equipment) Act 1969 makes a further provision with respect to the liability of an employer for injury to their employee which is attributable to any defect in equipment provided by the employer for the purposes of the employer’s business.
Unfortunately some employers choose to ignore these regulations, and as a result, increase the likelihood of an accident.
The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998 require all employers to ensure all machinery is in a suitable condition for its intended use and is used safely within the workplace. These regulations also require all employees who use machinery to receive adequate information, instruction and training.Talk to a solicitor now
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Making a claim
If you have been involved in a machinery accident or developed an illness due to the materials you have been using on it, you may have the right to take legal action. All workplace injuries and witnesses should be recorded which will then be used by a solicitor to compile the strongest possible case.
The financial compensation you receive will be awarded from your employers liability insurance company, who will be responsible for settling your claim. Compensation is intended to cover certain costs depending on your injury including:
- Loss of pay
- Rehabilitation costs
- Medical fees
- Further compensation for long-term effects including psychological damages.
- Compensation for the Injury you have sustained.
How much compensation will I receive for a Defective Machinery Accident Claim?
The final valuation of your Compensation settlement for an injury caused by dangerous machinery operated by you or by a colleague will differ depending on a variety of circumstances. Every case is individual in its own way.
Certainly the most important aspect to consider is the seriousness of your injuries and to what extent your injuries will influence your ability to make a full recovery, lead an independent life and return to work.
Compensation awards comprise two elements:
- 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.
Why choose Grieves Solicitors?
With over 76 years combined experience, Grieves Solicitors are a leading practice of Accident at Work Solicitors in Huddersfield. We service clients all over England and Wales.
We’re proud of our friendly and professional service, our excellent record of success and the settlement amounts of millions of pounds in compensation 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.
We specialise exclusively in Personal Injury and no other sort of law.
Our team of experienced Dangerous Machinery Accident 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.
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