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Claiming for your dangerous machinery accident
Having a dangerous machinery accident can be physically painful as well as mentally traumatising. If you have been involved in an accident involving dangerous machinery in the last 3 years due to somebody else’s negligence, you should not have to suffer the consequences of this.
To begin the process, call us today on 0121 8276 446, where one of our specially trained advisors will take the details of the accident from you, and let you know whether you have grounds for a claim. They will then put you in touch with one of the solicitors on a panel, who will speak with you and begin your claim.
If you would prefer for us to call you back, fill our contact form and one of our advisors will give you a call back at a time that is convenient for you.
Even after speaking to us, you are not obliged to make the claim and we will never pressure you in to doing so.
Are you eligible to make a claim for an accident using a machine?
If you would like to know more about whether you have a claim, you can give us a call today on 0121 8276 447. You will be connected with one of our specialist advisors, who will be able to provide you with all the information and advise you need.
If you have been injured in an accident which has taken place in the last 3 years due to someone else’s negligence, then you may be entitled to compensation.
Sometimes, it may be difficult for you to establish if you have a claim. Our specially trained team will be more than happy to go through all the details with you, addressing any concerns or queries you may have. Call us today on 0121 8276 446 to find out more.
Your employer’s responsibility
It is the responsibility of your employer to ensure the working environment that they provide is safe and free from risks. This consists of some of the following:-
- Any equipment you are using, you have been fully trained for.
- You have been provided with the correct safety gear to operate the machinery.
- The machinery is in a safe, working condition.
When working around dangerous machinery, it is down to your employer to ensure that their employees are safe from the harm of it. If they don’t, this can have catastrophic results for the employees as a result of negligence on your employers’ behalf.
Any machinery or equipment in the workplace weather it belongs to the employer or not, they are responsible for it. If the employer has sourced the machine from elsewhere, and it was faulty and caused you injury, then you may be entitled to claim compensation.
If you injure yourself on dangerous machinery due to insufficient training provided, or you were not informed of the dangers involved, then your employer has failed in their duty of care, which you should not have to suffer for.
It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure everyone in their care is safe, a responsibility which they must take very seriously. On some occasions, they fail to do so, and someone gets hurt. If you have been injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, then call us today on 0121 8276 446 to see how we can assist you in claiming compensation.
Your rights as an employee
Despite receiving the full training, you could still end up injuring yourself while using the machinery. You may assume that just because you were trained to use the machine, the accident is your fault. However, this may not always be the case. Simply knowing how to use the machine will not always keep you safe if the machine itself is defective.
This means, even if you have been given full, lengthy training on how to operate the machines, if you are injured due to the machine being faulty then you are not at fault. By calling us, you will be connected with a member of our specially trained team who will be able to provide you with further advise and information.
Working as an employee in an everyday job, you have the right to be safe and protected at work within a risk and danger free environment. You are entitled to the correct training for your job, and the correct safety gear, so that you are in the safest position possible.
European law and accidents involving machinery.
When a new machine is brought into the workplace, then there are a few requirements under the Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 and 2011, for it such as:-
- An English copy of the instructions.
- Confirmation from the manufacturer that the machine Is fit for purpose.
- Having a CE mark to show the equipment is compliant with EU regulations.
If you have been injured in an accident due to a piece of machinery failing to comply with any of the above, then call us on 0121 8276 446 where one of our specialist advisors can help.
How much compensation could you receive?
The amount of compensation you get for a dangerous machinery injury claim will depend on many factors. Until the case has been fully assessed, and medical evidence has been obtained, the amount you get will not be finalised.
Many factors are taken into consideration, such as how severe the injury is, how it has affected your day-to-day life, and how it has financially affected you. No two cases are the same, therefore it is not possible to have set figures in place.
If your accident has left you unable to work, or needing extended time off, bringing a compensation claim forward can help reduce the risk of you being left out of pocket.
It can also improve the workplace standard, as the danger will be brought to your employers’ attention and they will put measures in place to ensure nobody is hurt the same way you were.
If you would like further information on dangerous machinery injury claim, call us on 0121 8276 446.
What is no win no fee?
All our dangerous machinery accident claims are handled on a no win no fee basis. This is an agreement between you and the solicitor. This means there are no upfront costs, and in the event that your case was to fail, providing that you have been honest and co-operative, you will not have to pay anything.
If your case is successful, any costs not covered by the other side’s insurance will be paid from your compensation. This will be a maximum of 25%. It can be less, but it will never be more.
You should not have to suffer or be put out of pocket due to a someone else’s negligence which can leave you struggling in your day-to-day life. Our specialist team and solicitors are here to assist you in getting the help and justice you deserve.
Call us today on 0121 8276 446 to see how we can help.
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