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.
Please note, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident occurred. You should contact us as soon as possible to assess your case.
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.
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.
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.
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. I
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.