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Defective equipment solicitors
Our defective equipment solicitors often receive enquiries about faulty work equipment claims from employees who have been injured due to defective or faulty equipment. This is usually due to a lack of regular maintenance and inspection on the employer’s behalf.
This scenario is very common as a faulty or defective piece of equipment, particularly in certain industries, can lead to the risk of a very serious accident occurring. If you have been injured at work due to defective or faulty equipment and would like to speak to our defective equipment solicitors about making a claim for defective machinery injury compensation call us on 0161 696 6235 or you can complete our online enquiry form and we will contact, you directly.
Defective machinery injury compensation claims
Defective work equipment can cause serious injury and even death. The employer is responsible for ensuring that all equipment, whether it's tools, electronic equipment or safety gear, have been properly maintained and are checked on a regular basis. Any faulty equipment should be reported and dealt with immediately.
At Stephensons, our specialist defective equipment solicitors will investigate whether your employer knew or should have known about the faulty equipment before your accident occurred, and if they did have the knowledge, we will question why measures were not put in place to repair the equipment and avoid your accident.
Defective work equipment employer’s responsibility
Your employer has the duty to ensure you are safe whilst at work and ensure you aren’t at risk of using any defective work equipment. While using any equipment you may need to complete a job and to do the following:
- Ensure that adequate risk assessments are in place
- Ensure regular and adequate maintenance and inspection of machinery and equipment is carried out
- Ensure that personal protective equipment has been provided if required
- Ensure that you are provided with a safe system of work
- Ensure any safety gear used are maintained and inspected
If you or your loved one have sustained an injury through no fault of your own call us on 0161 696 6235.
Defective work equipment claims FAQS
For more information on faulty work equipment claims please read the below FAQs. If you have a question that is not answered below, then contact our Legal 500 recognised defective equipment solicitors on 0161 696 6235.
Can I make a defective work equipment claim if I am injured as a result?
If you are injured due to faulty work equipment, then you should consider looking into faulty work equipment claims. No matter your level of injury, you are entitled to compensation if you have been injured at work and it was not your fault. Speak to our solicitors if you think you have a claim.
Once we have established if you have a claim, we’ll get in touch with your employer and ask if they accept liability for the accident. If necessary, we’ll attempt to secure an interim payment to ensure any medical care can be paid for and that your expenses are covered if you have been unable to work. This payment will come out of your final defective machinery injury compensation award.
Whether or not your employer accepts responsibility for the faulty equipment or not, we will have to gather evidence from a number of experts, typically, medical professionals and health and safety specialists. An independent medical expert will assess your injuries and determine what, if any, future treatment or rehabilitation will be needed. An independent safety expert will analyse why your accident happened and may also make recommendations on how this can be avoided in the future. This information will help us calculate how much defective machinery injury compensation we will ask for.
Will I have to go to court for a defective work equipment claim?
We always try to avoid going to court and aim to settle with your employer outside of court. However, if your employer disputes your defective work equipment claim or does not agree with the level of compensation, we think you need, your case may end up in court. However, the choice of going to court will lie with you and our defective equipment solicitors will advise you on the best course of action.
Can I make a defective work equipment claim for someone who was killed by faulty equipment?
You can make a defective work equipment claim if a loved one is killed as a result. Under the law, work accidents fall under personal injury claims, this means you will have three-years from the date of the accident to start your claim, so speak to one of our expert defective equipment solicitors as soon as possible on 0161 696 6235.
How much compensation do you get for defective work equipment claims?
Compensation is generally calculated by taking in a number of factors including:
- Loss of earnings – including whether you can return to work, will receive a pay cut due to not being able to return to the same job or have had to miss significant time off work due to your injuries
- The seriousness of your injury
- The impact it has had on your life
- Out of pocket expenses
- The kind of treatment or rehabilitation will be needed in the future to help your recovery
The aim of defective machinery injury compensation is to put you at the same or similar point you were before the accident took place.
How much do Stephensons team of defective equipment solicitors charge?
Stephensons operate on a no win no fee basis, so you can rest assured knowing that should your claim be unsuccessful, you won’t be expected to pay a penny. It can be difficult to say whether or not you will have a successful defective work equipment claim without knowing the ins and outs of your specific case, but if you have been injured as a result of faulty equipment at work, then you should look into making faulty work equipment claims today. Our defective machinery injury solicitors will look into your specific case and let you know if you have a claim. If you do, we will talk you through the next steps of the process and ensure that you are kept in the loop from there on out, until your defective machinery injury compensation claim is settled or resolved. Our team have years of experience when it comes to faulty work equipment claims and will do our utmost to ensure that you are awarded the highest possible level of compensation, so that you are able to pay for things like expensive medical bills and loss of earnings. If you have been injured as a result of faulty equipment at work in the last three years, we want to help.
If you want to make a faulty work equipment compensation claim, contact your experienced defective equipment solicitors today on 0161 696 6235.
It is our business to deliver legal services that work for our clients, and you can trust our specialists to take care of things on your behalf.
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