Faulty Equipment Work Accident Claims
Were you injured as a result of defective equipment or faulty machinery in your place of work? Faulty equipment work accident claims encompass a broad range of incidents caused by defective tools, apparatus and electrical appliances, but the one thing they all have in common is that someone else’s negligence is usually a contributing factor.
With the right work injury solicitor, obtaining 100% compensation for your faulty equipment work injury claim needn’t be a stressful experience. In many cases, we’ve recovered significantly more than expected on behalf of clients, including special damages for financial loss. Our work accident solicitors assess each claim on its own merit, taking into account the pain, suffering and loss of amenity associated with your injury, as well as the prognosis for full recovery.
Examples of compensation for some of our recently concluded faulty equipment work accident claims:
- Fracture of index or middle finger: £8,000 – £10,075*
- Moderate hand injury causing no residual disability : up to £8,700*
- Complete loss of use of one hand: £40,650 – £72,000*
- Moderate back injury affecting muscles or ligaments: £18,250 – £25,500*
- Severe back injury short of paralysis, yet causing residual disability: up to £111,000*
- Fracture of one or more ribs (with recovery in 6-12 months): up to £26,000*
- Serious trauma to major organs such as the heart and lungs: £66,000 – £98,000*
- Moderate brain damage (including epilepsy and associated conditions): £98,500 – £144,000*
- Minor wrist injury affecting soft tissues or ligaments: £4,850 – £6,750*
- Moderate foot/ ankle injury (with expected recovery in 12-24 months): up to £9,000*
If you believe your accident to have been a direct result of employer negligence, contact our work accident solicitors in confidence today. For a no obligation appraisal of your faulty equipment work injury claim, contact us by email using the secure online form. A representative will contact you to discuss the results of your claim assessment, and answer any questions you might have regarding the claims process.
Do You Qualify?
Nearly all faulty equipment work accident claims are brought for negligence, however proving liability is one of the most challenging feats faced by any solicitor. For this reason, we’ve established clear criteria for anyone considering making a faulty equipment work injury claim. To qualify for no win no fee assistance, you must be able to reasonably prove that:
- You were not responsible for the accident which led to your injuries.
- Your injuries were a direct result of your accident.
- Someone else’s negligence was the catalyst for your accident.
Medical reports are generally considered adequate proof of injuries, however it may speed up the progress of your claim if you’re able to provide photographic evidence of the defective equipment, coupled with details of anyone who was witness to your accident.
Faulty Equipment Work Accident Claims – Employer Liability
There are numerous catalysts for accidents involving faulty and defective equipment in the workplace, but more often than not, these accidents are entirely preventable with effective safety management procedures and regular risk assessments. Your employer is legally obliged to ensure that all equipment used by employees conforms to strict safety standards, including those set out by the Work At Height Regulations 2005 and the amended Health and Safety At Work Act 1974. Electrical equipment and appliances must be tested every 6-12 months to ensure they are fit for use, and equipment such as ladders, lifts and power tools should be inspected regularly for signs of damage or excessive wear. Failure to take an active role in accident prevention, carry out risk assessments or make sure that electrical equipment is tested on a regular basis is a direct breach of your employer’s legal duty of responsibility. If an accident occurs and your employer’s negligence was even partly to blame, you are legally entitled to seek compensation in respect of any injury and loss suffered.
Suffering any kind of injury at work can be frustrating, but if your injuries are a direct result of someone else’s carelessness or incompetence, you’re likely to feel all the more bitter. Our work accident solicitors understand the anxiety and uncertainty faced by work-injured clients, and have a genuine interest in helping clients overcome their ordeal with access to the right support services and medical treatment. If you feel you have a legitimate faulty equipment work injury claim, speak to one of our representatives about taking the next step today.