Machinery Accident ClaimsInjured in an accident at work?
If you’ve been injured whilst operating machinery at work that’s also kept you returning to work, then you may have a claim for compensation with Mercury Legal Online. Our accident at work solicitors provide free claims advice for people who’ve been injured whilst operating or servicing heavy machinery. Speak to our claims team free on 0800 122 3130 or request a free call back. They will be able to discuss your injuries, your prospects on making a claim and how you can make a No Win No Fee claim for compensation
Employers have a responsibility under the Health and Safety at Work Act (1979) to safeguard machinists and technicians from injury whilst operating or servicing machinery at work. This duty of care also includes:
- Ensuring that risk assessments on the machinery are carried out
- Adequate training is given to machinists to operate the machinery
- Machinery is properly guarded and where appropriate PPE is issued
Mercury Legal is regularly contacted by workers who’ve been injured whilst operating machinery at work. Injuries include:
- Crush injuries to the hands or fingers
- Cuts or deep lacerations
- Eye injuries
- Tearing injuries
Crush injuries may occur if an operator reaches into a machine to free a blockage or uses a unguarded machine. Crush injuries are life changing and can result in fractures to the hand or fingers or worse, amputation.
Lacerations and tearing iinjuries
Unguarded and dangerous machines can cause deep cuts or lacerations to the hands or fingers. Loose fitting clothing or jewelry may get caught and pull the operator into fast moving parts trapping the operating causing tearing injuries.
Your employer has a duty of care to protect their employees from electrocution by ensuring that machinery is properly serviced and maintained. If the machinery malfunctions or is not regularly tested, it may electrocute machinists working around the machine.
If you are suffering from a serious injury after operating a malfunctioning machine, then you need also seek advice about making a claim for compensation. Call 0800 122 3130 or request a free call back and we will be able to talk to you about making a No Win, No Fee claim for compensation.
Claiming For Accidents At Work
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