Faulty Machinery Claims And Personal Injury
Machine-related accidents are one of the highest rated types of work accidents in the UK. If you have been injured in a machinery accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be able to claim compensation.
Our team understand how serious and distressing an accident of this nature can be for the victim. Therefore, we strive to get you the compensation that you need to maintain your quality of life and recover as best as possible.
Types Of Faulty Machinery Injuries
Machinery accidents are most likely to occur within industrial work environments, such as warehouses or factories. This is because these areas of employment have high concentrations of machines within them. For example, if you work on a production line in a factory you may come into contact with machines that assist in manufacturing the product. Similarly, if you work in a warehouse, there may be machines within this environment that are used to move items from one area to another.
The injuries resulting from these sorts of accidents can be varied. However, there are certain types of injuries that are more common than others when discussing machine-related personal injury claims. Some of the most common injury types include:
- Broken limbs or fingers/toes.
- Loss of limbs or fingers/toes.
- Crushing injuries – such as a crushed hand.
- Head trauma, extending to brain injuries.
- Loss of sight – due to an accident that impacts the eyes.
- Loss of hearing – can occur due to a lack of protective personal equipment (PPE) being provided within an environment where machinery causes a high level of noise.
- Spine damage.
- Neck damage.
- Cuts and lacerations.
If you have experienced any of the injuries listed above or another type of injury caused by negligence on the part of your employer or the poor behaviour of another co-worker, you could be able to claim. To find out how much you can claim, contact Jefferies Solicitors to assess the validity of your case.
Causes Of Faulty Machinery Accidents
Your employer has a responsibility to protect your health and safety while you are in the workplace. In order to do this, your employer should ensure that certain protections and provisions are put in place and upheld within your workplace. Some of these protections are specific to machinery
- They should carry out risk assessments in relation to the machinery and the tasks/processes that it has to perform.
- Maintaining all machinery regularly to ensure that it is safe to use.
- All employees should be provided with the correct PPE to safely perform their job role.
- Any necessary training should be provided to ensure that the job role can be performed safely without an accident happening.
- Any repairs to the machines should be performed by a professional in that area.
If your employer has failed to provide these health and safety provisions and you have been injured as a result, you could be able to claim compensation. Contact Jefferies Solicitors today to find out how much compensation you might be owed.
There is normally a three-year time limit for claiming compensation. This time limit begins on the date when you were initially injured. Therefore, you should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as you feel ready in order to claim.
Amount of Compensation For A Faulty Machinery Claim
All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two specific factors – general damages and special damages.
The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity.
Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge. As a quick example, a machine-related accident that caused moderate brain damage could result in anywhere between £36,740 – £186,890 in compensation being awarded.
However, compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work. If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your accident/injuries.
If you have any questions relating to compensation, please contact our helpful team as soon as possible to discuss.
Contact Jefferies Solicitors Today
Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury can be and so we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress free as possible. No matter exactly where you are located throughout England and Wales, we can help process your case.
At first, we will need some initial details about the specifics of your injuries and how this has impacted upon your life. Please contact us today on 0800 342 3206 or through our online form to get started. A member of our team will quickly be in touch to discuss your case, confidentiality is ensured with all our clients.