Injuries Caused By Dangerous Machinery
Have you been injured by using a machine at work? If so, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
Machinery is used in lots of workplaces and most types are dangerous. Your employer must carry out a risk assessment on every piece of equipment you use and take all practical steps to reduce the risk to you. Machines should be guarded and well maintained, while you, and your workmates, should be trained how to use it safely. Wearing the right type of clothing is also important and should be part of your employer's regime as clothing can become trapped or caught up in moving parts of factory equipment. There are lots of health & safety regulations relating to work place machinery which employers should comply with. Too many employers ignore them.
Sadly, many people suffer injuries at work due to dangerous machinery. Nip, crush or amputation injuries to fingers or hands are the most common, but lots of other injuries can happen. These can be very serious and may need surgery. They usually come with a long period off work and sometimes your employer may refuse to pay you wages while you're off (even though the accident was their fault!).
Claiming compensation for a work accident caused by dangerous equipment
If you have been injured using a machine at work, I can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
I will advise you how much you can claim for your pain and suffering and I will explain in simple terms every step of the way. You can also claim for past and future loss of earnings and loss of pension benefits. I can also help you to claim:
- Interim payments
- Payments for private medical treatment
- Company Sick Pay and private health and other insurance policy claims
- Benefit entitlement arising from incapacity for work
You don't have to worry about losing your job if you claim because the law protects employees in this situation. Clough & Willis has a team of experienced employment law solicitors who can make sure that your employment rights are protected.
To arrange your free initial interview please contact me, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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