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.
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.