Defective / Faulty / Dangerous Work Equipment
Have you been injured because of defective, faulty or dangerous work equipment ?
You might have injured your hand due to a faulty guard. You might have been electrocuted. There are so many different ways people are hurt when operating work equipment. Unfortunately sometimes employers do not maintain their work equipment properly and then sometimes accidents do happen ! The person who is then injured through no fault of their own is usually you, the worker ! We have won thousands of cases over the years and helped people win financial compensation to cover injuries , loss of earnings and financial losses where they have been injured at work because of faulty work equipment.
Often when a person is injured in this way not only do they have to deal with the inconvenience , the pain and suffering but sometimes the accident can cause them to suffer a drop in income. Maybe they have lost their job as a result or they are not being paid in full. Maybe they are just on sick pay and are facing financial problems.
If the accident was the employer’s fault then this isn’t fair and why should you suffer in silence. Often the accident was not your fault. Your employer will be insured and we will be able to represent you .
We will write to your employer and make your claim. We will try to help you . If liability is admitted we will try to secure an interim payment from your employer to help tide you over when you might be suffering financial problems. We will arrange for you to have a medical examination and do our best to get you the compensation you deserve as quickly as possible.
In appropriate cases we will be happy to act for you on a no win no fee basis . This means that usually , even if we take on your case but for some reason you do not win you will not be charged. Please see our no win no fee page for more information. Therefore, if you have suffered such an accident please contact us. There is no charge for a chat and review of your claim and we may be able to work for you on a no win no fee basis. So, you have nothing to lose and you will always get a sympathetic ear.
Have you ever suffered an accident at work because of defective equipment or machinery ?
If you have and been injured as a result it is likely you could be entitled to compensation for your injury and financial losses.
When you are in work your employer owes you a common law duty of care. This means your employer has a legal duty to take reasonable care of your health and safety at work. This means that your employer owes you a legal duty to provide you with safe equipment for you to use and also must provide you with proper instructions and training in how to use any equipment safely.
Under Regulation 13 of The Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations 1999 your employer must provide you with adequate health and safety training when you were recruited and also if and when you are exposed to any new risks in your employment.
Your employer must also carry out a Risk Assessment which must be a suitable and sufficient assessment of all the risks you might be exposed to during your employment. If there are 5 or more employees this Risk Assessment must be in writing and should be periodically reviewed. Your employer should also provide you with comprehensive information about any risk which you might be exposed to at work. Under The Workplace ( Health , Safety and Welfare ) Regs 1992 your workplace must be a safe place in which to work.
Under regulation 5 all workplaces, machinery, equipment devices and systems have to be maintained, cleaned and be in efficient working order/ good repair. They should be inspected and maintained regularly.
Under The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1992 all work equipment must be suitable in any respect which it is reasonably foreseeable will affect the health and safety of any person.
Your employer must also ensure that any supervisor who is in charge of co workers is fully trained in the use of any equipment and have had sufficient health and safety training in the use of the equipment.
Under Regulation 11 all dangerous parts of machinery must be guarded to protect people when using it .