Compensation for a lack of appropriate safety equipment in the workplace

In the modern working environment it is imperative that the correct safety equipment is in place to ensure the wellbeing of staff and in general this is usually upheld. Unfortunately though, this isn’t always the case and people become injured as a result of negligence and as such they are entitled to make a claim for compensation to help them back on their feet.

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Workers should be provided with all the necessary equipment they need in order to protect them from risks to their health and safety which cannot be controlled in other ways. If you have been injured at work and your injury was caused or made worse by the lack of safety equipment, then you may be able to make a personal injury claim for compensation. 

In what situations might I look to make a claim?

Safety equipment is essential in the workplace in order for you to be safe, so if you feel you haven’t been provided this then you could look to make a claim. Some common examples of where a claim could be made include:

·         Claims against a failure to provide safety equipment

·         Claims if you are injured as a result of no safety equipment

·         Failure to provide goggles, safety boots, overalls

·         Claims against an unqualified co-worker

·         Claims against a manager who failed to provide safety equipment

Where could negligence occur in this situation?

In general any compensation claim that you make should be directed at a person who has displayed negligence towards you and has therefore put your health at risk. If you haven’t been provided with appropriate safety equipment then you could be entitled to make a claim; this could be made against a number of people including your manager or the company itself whose actions have resulted in you becoming injured. Making a claim could be a huge benefit to you and it could help you with any financial issues you have incurred as a result. 

Can working with Manners Pimblett help throughout my claim?

It’s not always easy to make a compensation claim, but it can be made a great deal easier if you are working with a team of industry experts and that’s where Manners Pimblett can help. Working with you throughout your claim, we will ensure that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to . 

To find out more about how we can help, contact the Manners Pimblett team today on 0845 077 0772. 

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