Whether you work in a factory or an office, there is always a risk that work equipment can be dangerous and cause accidents. The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 sets out the rules and regulations which should be adhered to, however unfortunately, there are often breaches of these regulations which can lead to accidents occurring.
If machinery is not properly inspected and maintained it can break down and cause safety mechanisms to fail. We deal with a range of accidents due to faulty equipment, whether this be an exploding machine, machines failing to stop or unsuitable cooking utensils – the list is endless.
If you have been injured due to faulty work equipment it is important that you report your accident to your employer so they can investigate the cause of the accident. Seek medical attention by a First Aider and get medical advice from your GP or local hospital.
If you are considering making a claim you need to get specialist advice from experts in this field. Our specialist solicitors know how to get you the compensation you deserve as we have years of experience helping clients following accidents at work.
Making a claim can be distressing time, which is why we handle construction site claims on a No win, No Fee basis. This means that if your claim is not successful, you will have nothing to pay. We want to reassure you that there are no financial risks in making your claim.
Remember, legal proceedings must be initiated within 3 years from the date of your accident. Failure to do this may result in your claim being time-barred and you may not be able to make a claim for compensation.