Defective Work Equipment Claims
Defective work equipment claim
Have you been involved in an accident at work involving defective work equipment that wasn’t your fault?
Accidents can happen to a person in the course of their work that results in a injury due to defective equipment.
Some of the most common places that workers have been severely injured or even killed are in factories and warehouses.
If you have been injured at work because of defective equipment within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault then contact us at DIYPI personal injury.
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Making a defective work equipment claim
Working with heavy machinery is a laborious, physical task that can be very dangerous. According to the HSE, the fatal injury rate for working with machinery is 1.5 times that of the All-Industry rate. Being such a dangerous job means there should be many measures in place to prevent any injuries from happening.
There are many types of injuries caused as a result of a mechanical accident and defective machinery.
- Cutting or Severing
- Drawing-in or trapping
- Stabbing or Puncture
- Friction or Abrasion
- High-Pressure fluid injection
- Mobile Machinery
All of these are serious injuries and it is important that you seek help from a healthcare professional immediately.
If you have been injured whilst working in a factory because not everything was done to ensure your safety, then you can make a factory claim to gain the compensation you deserve, with the help of our personal injury solicitors.
Physical effects of a involving defective work equipment
Defective work equipment accidents can cause serious injuries. Some people walk away with only minor bruises, whilst other people have severe injuries that have lasting physical effects for the rest of their lives. The injuries sustained are generally musculoskeletal injuries.
Other type of injuries that are caused by defective work equipment are cuts and lacerations, electrical burns, nerve damage, slip and fall injuries, head injuries, broken bones, and back injuries.
When these injuries occur as a result of someone else’s negligence, victims have a right to seek compensation.
In addition to a serious physical injury, some workers suffer from psychological stress too.
During the healing process – the duration of which fluctuates from person to person, depending on injuries and personal circumstances – some people notice signs of increased stress. One such condition often cited being Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD).
Elsewhere, anxiety, depression, anguish, fearfulness, issues with sleep and reoccurring nightmares about the crash can play out.
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Frequently asked Questions
When is there a case to make a claim?
Your employer has a responsibility to keep their machinery and equipment up to a specific standard and maintaining certain health and safety standards and a failure to do so would be in violation of The Provisions and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (1998).
A mechanical accident can be caused by mechanical failures, missed inspections, damage to safety guards or poorly designed machinery. If for whatever reason, these standards weren’t met and this is the reason for the accident then there is a case to make a claim.
Making a claim will get you the apology you deserve, compensate you for your losses and ensure that measures are put in place to prevent this accident from happening to anyone else in the future.
Why should I make a defective equipment claim?
If you have been injured due to another’s negligence, then it is your right to claim compensation.
The compensation could help pay for any medical costs, loss of earning and any other costs caused by the accident. If your employer has failed to make the environment safe, then making a claim can lessen the chance of this happening to someone else.
If I claim against my employer, will I risk losing my job?
There is a legal safeguard in place for unfair dismissal, and if you claim against your current employer, the compensation pay-out is the responsibility of said insurance policy provider, not your employer. So, if your employer does choose to dismiss you, they must be able to justify their reasons about your claim.
How DIYPI can help with a defective work equipment claim
With access to the top personal injury lawyers in the country our experienced team will find the right lawyer for your case and work hard to gain you the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Our friendly team treat each claim with the upmost care and attention to ensure that we secure you the most fair and reasonable financial outcome possible. With a free claims assessment and No Win No Fee* policy, you’ve got nothing to lose.
*What is 'No Win No Fee'?*
A No Win No Fee agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) in the legal world, is an arrangement between a claimant and solicitor. In simple terms a ‘No Win No Fee’ arrangement means that you will not pay a fee if your claim is unsuccessful.
*No Win No Fee * typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered to our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be more or less than this.
If you cancel the claim after the cooling-off period of 14 days you may be charged a cancellation fee by the solicitor.