If you have been injured in an accident at work involving defective equipment or you have suffered a personal injury due to inadequate training, contact the solicitors at Farleys.
As one of the North West’s premier law firms, we possess extensive experience of claiming compensation on behalf of individuals injured in serious accidents at work. For more information, or to arrange for an initial consultation, contact us on 0125 460 6090 or you can e-mail us.
Accidents Involving Defective Work Equipment
Unfortunately, accidents caused by defective work equipment are common in UK workplaces. Typically, such accidents occur as a result of poor maintenance or an unwillingness to upgrade old or damaged equipment.
The Employers’ Liability (Defective Equipment) Act 1969 ensures that employers are liable for accidents involving work equipment, as long as it can be proven that the equipment was provided by the employer for the purposes of their business, and that the defect was the entirely the fault of a third party such as a maintenance professional or the employer themselves.
As the responsible party, your employer has a duty to:
- ensure work equipment is properly maintained;
- ensure employees are protected from dangerous machine parts;
- notify you of specific dangers from equipment, as identified by a risk assessment;
- withdraw faulty equipment from use as soon as it is identified;
If you suspect that your employer has failed to abide by any of the above rules, and that this failure on their part directly contributed to your accident involving defective equipment, contact a solicitor as soon as possible.
Accidents Involving Inadequate Training
If you feel that you were not provided with adequate training by your employer, and you have suffered an accident at work as a result, the team at Farleys can provide expert legal advice and guidance, helping you claim the financial compensation you deserve.
Your employer has a duty to:
- assess your abilities;
- ensure you receive appropriate training;
- provide regular refresher courses in order to ensure you remember your training;
- make allowances for vulnerable employees;
- ensure training is adhered to by all employees;
To make an initial enquiry regarding a compensation claim following an accident caused by inadequate training, contact the team at Farleys as soon as possible.
Should you decide to pursue a compensation claim following an accident involving defective equipment or inadequate training, get in touch with team of accident at work solicitors at Farleys.
Call 0125 460 6090 or e-mail us and arrange for an initial consultation to discuss your compensation claim.