Defective Machinery At Work
Employers in the UK have a duty of care to ensure that the work equipment provided is safe and appropriate for you to use while working. You may have a claim against your employer if your employer should have known about the faulty nature of the equipment.
What is meant by defective machinery?
Defective machinery at Work can cause serious injuries or even death. Employers are responsible for regularly inspecting equipment. Any faulty equipment should be reported and addressed as soon as possible. Otherwise, if you were injured as a result of faulty equipment, you may be able to file a compensation claim.
Although broken equipment is inconvenient, it can also be dangerous because it can result in a serious accident. Everything in a work environment that your employer provides is considered equipment; even a broken chair is considered defective equipment.
What should you do if you have been injured because of defective machinery at work?
Following an accident at work caused by faulty equipment, you should seek medical attention from a hospital or your primary care physician. Doctors can provide you with a medical report detailing the extent of your injuries and any treatment you may require.
Employers should also be made aware of the accident, and a record should be kept. You should request a copy because you will need it to begin your claim.
How long do you have to file a claim for defective work machinery?
A personal injury claim involving defective equipment has a three-year time limit. Within the three-year time limit, you could also file a defective work equipment claim on behalf of a loved one. There may be exceptions to this rule if the injured person dies or loses mental capacity.
We can determine whether you have a reasonable chance of success based on that conversation, and you may be given some general guidance on the amount of compensation you could receive.
How much are claims for defective machinery at work worth?
The amount of compensation you receive is determined by the severity of your injury, any rehabilitation costs you may incur, and the impact it has on your ability to work in the future.
Your initial consultation with our solicitors is free because it allows you to discuss the details of the accidents in which you were involved. You are always free to call our solicitors as they are always on hand to help you in any situation.