Compensation for Injuries Caused at Work by Faulty Machinery

When it comes to the workplace there are a number of injuries that you could incur in a whole host of different situations. In some cases your injuries could be caused by other employees, but in many situations they will be caused by a range of machinery items that you may use as part of your employment. Most businesses use a range of machines to help with day to day tasks as they not only help to take the pressure off employees but they also help to keep costs down  - unfortunately when you are dealing with machinery it can be dangerous. 

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When it comes to using machinery you have to take into consideration all of the elements that come with it, and this includes ensuring that they receive regular maintenance and that any employees who use them are fully trained in how to correctly operate the machines. If these procedures aren’t followed and an employee is injured as a result then they could be eligible to make a compensation claim. 

What problems are associated with faulty machinery?

When it comes to faulty machinery there are a whole range of problems that can occur which can leave the operator with a number of injuries. Some examples of this faulty equipment can include:

  • Tools – If you use any type of tools during your work, including hand tools and power tools you could be injured as a result of faults within the manufacturing of these items
  • Electronic equipment – Electrical equipment can be dangerous if it is not properly maintained, you can receive a number of injuries including electric shock
  • Office equipment – Your office equipment including desks, chairs and computers can all be potentially hazardous if they are not maintained
  • Production machines – If you work in a factory on the production line, faulty production machines can have serious consequences and if they malfunction you can end up with a whole range of injuries. 

Who could I claim against?

When it comes to making a claim for compensation you can claim against anyone who you feel has been negligent towards you. In the case of faulty machinery at work you will most likely want to make a claim against your employer, if you feel that they have been negligent in the maintenance of the machinery or in training the staff to operate it. 

What should I do next?

Manners Pimblett are an industry leader when it comes to personal injury claims and we can guide you through the process every step of the way. If you are unsure or uncertain about your personal injury claim then give the team at Manners Pimblett a call on 0845 077 0772 and let the experts get the compensation that you are entitled to.

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