Accidents caused by faulty equipment
Your employer has an obligation to provide you with the safe, reliable and suitable tools that you need to perform your job effectively. Many items of equipment used in the workplace require specialist testing, regular servicing or specific certification to ensure that they are safe to be used by employees. However, when employers fail to make sure their equipment is safe, the chances of somebody suffering an accident due to faulty equipment are increased.
At Irwin Mitchell, we can help you to claim compensation if you have been injured by faulty equipment at work. Our team of lawyers have specific knowledge and experience in workplace accidents and they can help you to claim the compensation that you deserve.
Expert advice on faulty work equipment claims
Where employers fail to provide suitable and safe work equipment, serious injury and even death could be a consequence.
Your employer must ensure that:
- Any work equipment is in good working order. Regular inspections and servicing of machinery must take place, especially if the machine is likely deteriorate over time
- Employees are adequately trained in methods of use, risks and precautions. Protective equipment should also be provided if necessary
- Employees are made aware of the potential dangers of using any equipment
- Any work equipment that is deemed unsafe or faulty is removed from service until it has been repaired
If you have suffered an injury due to faulty equipment at work, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim.
Work accident claims
Our expert lawyers recognise that making a workplace injury claim against your current or previous employer can be a difficult and daunting prospect. That is why we have a team of specialists who can guide you through the claims process in plain English. We will take care of all the paper work and keep you informed every step of the way.
So if you have been injured due to poorly maintained or faulty equipment at work, complete our claims form or call 0800 313 4748 for a FREE no obligation consultation.
* Subject to entering into a ‘No Win No Fee’ agreement in conjunction with our Allianz Litigate insurance policy and complying with your responsibilities under its terms.
All Scottish cases will be handled by the Scottish law firm with which we are associated, Irwin Mitchell Scotland LLP. The law relating to funding is different in Scotland and you will receive separate advice about what that means as well as a separate funding agreement.
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