Equipment Injury At Work
Personal injury lawyers experienced in equipment injury at work claims.
If you have suffered an equipment injury at work that wasn’t your fault you could be entitled to compensation. We understand that claiming against your employer can be daunting and that recovering from an accident at work can be stressful and emotional. We can provide you with a specialist lawyer to help you get your life back on track.
As experts in equipment injury at work claims, we can help you access the support you need including medical treatment and rehabilitation. We pride ourselves on providing a sensitive and supportive service and understand that winning compensation is often just part of the journey.
Our personal injury lawyers are APIL (Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) accredited specialists, which demonstrates our knowledge and experience in this complex area of the law. We have strong relationships with leading medical professionals and experts, so we can give you the very best advice about claiming compensation from an equipment injury at work.
Using equipment in the workplace
You have the right to safety in your workplace. With many Health and Safety laws and Regulations in place in the UK, workplace accidents should be a rare occurrence. However if you have suffered an equipment injury at work it is important that you seek professional legal advice as soon as possible.
Many workplaces require their employees to use some type of equipment, whether it is machinery or personal protective equipment (PPE) such as helmets and gloves. Your employer has a duty of care to ensure you are trained on how to use this equipment safely and that the equipment is routinely inspected and maintained to ensure it is safe to use.
Using poorly maintained or broken equipment or not using the correct PPE can easily result in a range of injuries including cuts and bruises, burns or electrocution, amputations, head and brain injuries, spinal injuries and sadly even fatal accidents.
Our experienced personal injury lawyers will make sure that your injuries are fully assessed by a trained medical professional to ensure that you are claiming the full amount of compensation that you are entitled to for your injury.
Claiming compensation for an equipment injury at work
If you have suffered an injury at work that wasn’t your fault you may be able to claim equipment injury compensation, even if your employer was unaware of the defective equipment. You can also claim if your injury was caused by the negligence of another colleague.
Our dedicated personal injury lawyers can talk through your situation with you over the phone, or face to face if you prefer. We can provide you with some initial free advice to help you decide if you wish to proceed with making an equipment injury at work compensation claim.
We understand that you may be anxious about claiming against your employer and will ensure you are aware of any repercussions which may arise as a result helping you make an informed decision about pursuing your equipment injury at work claim.
Most employers will have Employers’ Liability Insurance to cover any compensation which may be awarded to you. We can also help you claim for any loss of earnings you may have incurred if you were unable to work due to your equipment injury.
Our specialist team understands that winning compensation for your equipment injury at work can make things easier with some injuries requiring people to take time off work, travel for treatment or make alternations in their homes. Our lawyers will do everything they can to ensure your life can return to normal as soon as possible.
No win no fee equipment injury at work claims
Your claim may be eligible for a no win no fee funding agreement, which means:
- If you win your case your opponent will pay the majority of your legal costs. Any legal costs not paid by your opponent and the lawyer’s success fee will be deducted from the compensation that you receive.
- If you lose your case, you won’t pay anything.
How long do I have to make an equipment injury at work claim?
You usually have three years from the date of the injury or knowing about your injury, to pursue a claim. There are some exceptions, which we can advise you on.
Speak to us as soon as you can, so our personal injury lawyers can start helping you through the process of claiming compensation and getting any other support you need.
How much compensation could I receive?
Every injury is different, so it is important to get expert advice from lawyers who really understand the unique nature of each personal injury claim.
The amount you can claim will depend on a number of factors, such as the severity of your injury, as well as any financial losses you have suffered or lifestyle changes you have made as a result. Our specialist personal injury solicitors have the experience to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.