Poor Equipment Or Machinery Claims
Your employer has a legal duty of care to all employees, ensuring that all equipment and machinery is appropriate to the job, incorporates appropriate safety features, is maintained and kept in good condition, and that all employees who need to use it have received relevant training and are provided with any necessary safety equipment or clothing. Any failure to achieve any part of this can easily result in a serious accident or injury, and this could easily result in the employee being forced to take time off work.
If you have been injured in an accident at work which was because you had to use equipment or machinery which was inadequate for the job, faulty, damaged or for which you did not have the appropriate safety clothing, equipment or training then talk to us today and find out if you could have a claim for compensation.
Every day people are injured in the workplace because of improperly maintained or defective machinery and tools, and this simply isn’t fair. Unfortunately in many cases the cause of the problem was that management tried to cut corners, cut costs or increase productivity by decreasing safety. This isn’t fair either. No one should be forced to work in an unsafe environment or with unsafe machinery or faulty equipment simply so that the business owner can pocket some extra cash.
We have heard of a frightening variety of situations in which employees were forced to work with dangerous machinery or equipment which should have incorporated safety systems such as barriers, but which were removed in order to speed up the process and increase productivity. This was common knowledge, and whilst the management didn’t expressly sanction it, they were well aware of the fact it was happening and did nothing to stop it. Of course, when the inevitable happened and someone was injured, a compensation claim soon changed the management’s mind and today these workplaces are a lot safer.
The Other Side To Accident At Work Claims
Although many people approach us about making an accident at work claim regarding poor equipment or dangerous machinery because they need the compensation money to cover their loss of earnings, medical expenses and other costs, there is in fact another side to it. Because whilst businesses may well cut corners by cutting safety, a compensation claim is often what it takes to make the management realise that this isn’t acceptable. There are many workplaces across Manchester today which are a good deal safer than they were before, because of the fact that a successful compensation claim was made.
We operate on a no win no fee basis which means that if you have been injured at work because of poorly maintained equipment, dangerous or defective equipment or because you were forced to use equipment without adequate safety clothing or training, then we can help you make a claim without it costing you a penny. All our fees are paid for by the other side, which means you have nothing to lose. Remember, your employer has liability insurance to cover these claims, and whilst their premium may rise as a result of their negligence, it’s fair to say that safety will also rise, and this can only be good news for all current and future employees.