Inadequate and faulty safety equipment claims
Employers have an obligation to their workers to provide adequate safety equipment for those who work in hazardous conditions. These obligations, which are a key part of health and safety regulations, are there to ensure that workers can do their jobs effectively and safely.
Where employers fail to provide the correct safety equipment or provide equipment which is faulty or unsuitable, serious injury and even death can occur.
If you or a member of your family has been injured due to a lack of safety equipment or due to faulty or inadequate equipment, lawyers from Irwin Mitchell could help you to make a no win, no fee claim.
Expertise and experience in claims involving unsuitable or a lack of safety equipment
Various health and safety regulations require employers to provide suitable safety equipment for workers who may be exposed to hazardous working conditions, be they at risk of falls, falling objects, harmful substances or hot materials. Examples of safety equipment include:
- Hard hats
- Safety boots
- High visibility jackets
- Welding masks
- Goggles or safety glasses
- Ear protectors or plugs
- Breathing apparatus
- Protective gloves
- Safety harnesses
Employers are required to ensure that any safety equipment is in good working order, and that employees are trained in their use and that employees use such equipment. It is also the responsibility of the employer to ensure that workers use any necessary safety equipment in hazardous areas, meaning that you may be able to make a claim for compensation even if you didn’t use any safety equipment that was provided to you.
Experienced work accident lawyers
At Irwin Mitchell, one of the UK's most respected law firms, our lawyers have a wealth of experience and expertise in handling compensation claims for people who have been injured after being given inadequate safety equipment.
Our lawyers can guide you through the claims process step by step to help you fully understand your claim. They’ll take care of all of the paper work and investigations into your accident, keeping you informed about your claim at every stage.
If you have been injured because of faulty, inadequate or unsuitable safety equipment, 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.