Sustaining an Injury through Faulty Equipment

If you have sustained an injury through your employer providing you with faulty equipment, then you may be eligible for financial compensation. Your employer is required by law to ensure that all the equipment you use as part of your job is safe for you to use. Faulty equipment may cause serious injury. At Manners Pimblett we understand that an accident caused by faulty equipment can be devastating. As well as sustaining potentially serious injury and having to take time off work, you might not feel confident in your job anymore. Such injuries caused by faulty equipment can make you feel that your life has been put on hold or has taken a wrong turning. We at Manners Pimblett want to help you get financial compensation to help you move forward and to help with those all important bills.

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What falls under the term equipment?

Work equipment means, in essence, the tools you need to do your job. It can range from very specialised to basic office equipment. Here are some examples of work equipment:

  • Power tools;
  • Ladders;
  • Vehicles;
  • Fork lift truck;
  • Computer;
  • Chairs and desk;
  • Personal protective equipment such as goggles;
  • Kitchen equipment.

Contact us at Manners Pimblett now if the equipment you use at work caused you injury because it was faulty.

Faulty Equipment and Sustaining Injuries

There are many reasons why the equipment your employer provides may be faulty. Personal injury may be caused if a ladder is defective and a worker falls from a height. An injury may be sustained through faulty electrical equipment causing burns and shocks. Slips and trips may be caused through faulty equipment. A long term effect of faulty equipment may be industrial disease, for example if a piece of equipment is not working properly. Conditions such as deafness, asbestosis, or work related dermatitis can result from working day in day out with faulty equipment.

What should I do if I have sustained an injury through faulty equipment?

The most important thing to do, apart from seeking medical advice, is to make sure your injury is recorded in your work’s accident log book. If your work does not have an accident book, then make sure you inform your employer in writing and keep a copy. If you are too sick to do this, ask someone you trust to do it on your behalf. This will be helpful in terms of claiming any benefits if needed, or in making a claim for compensation against your employer

Contact Manners Pimblett for expert legal advice

A claim against your employer for injuries sustained by faulty equipment may become complicated. It is vital that you seek legal advice. We at Manners Pimblett are experts in this area, and we are ready and waiting to help you with your claim. Contact us as soon as possible for a free no obligation assessment. We offer NO WIN NO FEE* agreements on personal injury matters, call one of our experts today for more information. 0845 0770772. 


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