Have you been injured in an accident involving moving machinery in the workplace? Your injury may have been the result of inadequate maintenance, training or supervision on the part of your employer or a fellow employee. Whatever the cause of your accident, if you were injured due to another person’s negligence you may be entitled to financial compensation.
Farleys Solicitors specialise in making ‘no win, no fee’ accident claims for individuals injured in work accidents that were not their fault. Call 0125 460 6090 or e-mail us, and speak to an experienced solicitor today.
Common Accidents Involving Moving Machinery
Working with moving machinery can be dangerous, particularly if that machinery is in a poor state of repair and employees have not received adequate training. Moving machinery accident claims typically relate to injuries to the hands, fingers, limbs and eyes:
- Hands and arms can become trapped in fast-moving machinery, with the potential to cause serious crushing injuries.
- Loose fitting and inappropriate clothing, or dangling jewellery can easily become trapped in moving machinery, causing an accident and injury.
- Poorly maintained machinery can result in flying debris, which can lead to eye injuries.
- Accidents can also happen when employees are asked to clear blockages or carry out running repairs on moving machinery.
Accidents involving moving machinery are common in the manufacturing, warehousing and agricultural industries, and can have serious, long term effects on the victim’s daily life. Financial compensation is awarded to help accident victims pay rehabilitation and medical fees, as well as compensating them for the pain and suffering caused by their injury. Farleys have a dedicated team of personal injury solicitors who specialise in securing compensation for work accident claims.
Making a Moving Machinery Accident Claim
Your employer has a legal responsibility to take all reasonable steps to ensure his or her workers are protected from unnecessary risks in the workplace. Thus they are required to provide adequate training and safety gear, ensure that any moving machinery is kept in a good state of repair, and that guards are in place around the moving parts to prevent access when the machinery is in operation.
If you suspect that your employer has breached their duty of care to you, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. The solicitors at Farleys can provide guidance throughout the entirety of the claims process, and will offer legal advice should you be concerned about how a compensation claim will affect your future relationship with your employer.
For more information about making a moving machinery accident compensation claim, or to speak to an experienced accident at work lawyer about your employer’s legal responsibilities, call 0125 460 6090 or e-mail us and we will come back to you as soon as possible.