Every day, all kinds of machines are used in the workplace. From steel mills and manufacturers to garages, stores and factories, machinery is part of working life. As such, rigorous safety rules must be followed to prevent accidents or injury.
The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 states that an employer must ensure all safeguards are in place so that machines are used properly and safely. This includes:
- Carrying out risk assessments on the machinery and use of it
- Maintaining all machinery regularly
- Prioritising necessary repairs
- Ensuring all staff who handle machinery receive necessary training
- Providing employees with the right protective clothing and footwear for operating machinery
Despite safety measures, machinery accidents do happen. Common causes of machine related injuries include inadequate training, faulty machinery or operating machinery without the right protective gear such as safety goggles, gloves, flame-retardant clothing and a hard-hat.
If your employer has been negligent in their duty to provide a safe working environment and you’ve suffered an injury as a result, you could claim compensation.
You’re completely protected by the law when making a claim against your employer and our expert legal team will talk you through the process.
We have a dedicated team of solicitors who have helped many people make successful faulty equipment claims after being injured at work. To talk to us about making a claim on a no win, no fee basis call us on 0808 274 6197.