Claiming compensation for injuries caused by a faulty crane in the workplace

According to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations Act (1998), the operation of cranes is prohibited to certain rules in order to protect the health and safety of employees, so if you have been a victim of a faulty crane in the workplace then you could be entitled to make a claim for negligence. It is important that these measures are in place because if anything goes wrong with the crane, you will not only be putting your health at risk, but you will also risk the safety of co-workers which could result in serious financial implications for your employees. 

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Employers are required to ensure that the crane is strong and stable enough for use and positioned in such a way that it minimises risk, and that it is manned by highly trained and competent people who are conducting regular inspections. Crane accidents caused by an operator’s negligence or failure to operate a crane according to the safety procedures can leave the operator legally responsible, so making a claim for compensation could be in your best interests.

Where instances could a claim be made?

A crane incident could occur in several different ways, with each one resulting with you needing medical attention. There are several instances where a claim could be made, with some common examples including:

·         Claims if there is a structural failure with the crane

·         Claims if you are hit by an unstable load as a result of a co-worker

·         Claims if you are hit by a falling object

·         Claims if the crane does not comply with health and safety regulations

·         Claims against a failure to provide safe equipment

Who could be responsible for your injuries?

If you have been the victim of a crane accident in work which was faulty then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation, while ensuring that your legal rights are upheld. There are a number of people who could be at fault for an injury such as this, but if you believe that this was the result of an owner or operator’s failure to follow safety guidelines, then you could claim against them for negligence. A case such as this could result in a substantial pay-out, such is the severity of injury that you could receive, so a successful claim could help recover any damages you have incurred.

Can I work with Manners Pimblett to claim back what I’m entitled to?

Being injured in a crane accident at work could be very serious for your health and may entitle you to make a claim for compensation. One of the best ways of making a successful claim is by speaking to a professional and the team at Manners Pimblett understands this, which is why we will ensure that the process runs as smooth as possible by working closely with you throughout. 

For more information about how Manners Pimblett can help out, simply get in touch with one of our highly trained team members by calling 0845 077 0772 today!  

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