Dangerous Machinery

Dangerous machinery work accident refers to any incident involving the use of dangerous machinery in the workplace, such as a crush injury or exposure to hazardous materials.

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These accidents can result in severe injury or even death.

What is a Dangerous Machinery Work Accident Claim?

What is a Dangerous Machinery Work Accident Claim?

A dangerous machinery work accident claim is a legal process in which an individual seeks compensation for the harm caused by an accident involving dangerous machinery in the workplace. The compensation amount may cover the medical expenses, loss of earnings, and other damages incurred due to the injury.

If you have been injured whilst operating or working with dangerous machinery in the workplace, contact Forbes Solicitors today and get the compensation you deserve.

Heavy and dangerous machinery is used consistently throughout workplaces across the UK. Places like factories, garages and processing plants make use of large machines but often require constant human interaction to operate correctly. Unfortunately, accidents can happen and people can be injured, often severely and are left with life changing injuries.

Common Dangerous Machinery Accident Claims

Common Dangerous Machinery Accident Claims

Many of the issues the expert accident at work solicitors at Forbes come across, involve employees suffering injury after they have been told to operate dangerous machinery without the appropriate training. In addition many personal injury cases are caused due to unsafe practices - where safety guards have been removed, are missing or have been modified.

A vast majority of injuries involving dangerous machinery usually result in damage to the hands or fingers, but sometimes cases can be more severe with employees losing limbs, breaking bones or being killed due to unsafe conditions or inadequate training.

You may have been asked to operate machinery that you do not have the appropriate training for, or you may have been injured due to a lack of safety equipment available to you. In either case an injury from dangerous machinery can result in trapped, cut or crushed body parts.

If you have been injured at work whilst operating or because of dangerous machinery and you feel it was through no fault of your own - contact the expert personal injury solicitors today at Forbes.

Dangerous Machinery FAQs

When operating dangerous machinery at work, it's your right to feel safe and protected whilst doing so. If you have suffered an accident or injury whilst operating dangerous machinery then you could be a victim of negligence. At Forbes Solicitors, we do our utmost to ensure that justice is done for all of our clients and so if you want to discuss dangerous machinery accident claims with a professional, then look no further than Forbes Solicitors, who can help you with your claim. Don't suffer in silence with an accident that wasn't your fault.

What are the common causes of machine related injuries?

Machine related injuries can be caused by a number of different factors in a number of different professions. When operated correctly with suitable training and supervision, dangerous machinery can be operated without accident or injury. However, if your employer is negligent, then they risk an accident or injury occurring. Common causes of machine injury can include lack of protective gear such as safety goggles, steel-toe boots or a hard hat, inadequate training to operate machinery, or machinery that is faulty in the first place so that when used it poses risk to the person operating it. If the correct health and safety procedures are not adhered to in your workplace and you have suffered an accident or injury as a result, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with Forbes Solicitors - you may be entitled to a claim.

What counts as dangerous machinery in the workplace?

Dangerous machines in the workplace can include a number of different types of equipment that are used in several different occupations. Anything from abrasive wheels to forklift trucks, hand tools, lifts, hoists, escalators and conveyor belts can be dangerous and if you're not given the correct equipment or shown how to use them properly, then you could be at risk of serious accident or injury.

What is the responsibility of my employer when I am operating dangerous machinery?

When operating dangerous machinery, it is the responsibility of your employer to ensure that you're fully trained to use the equipment safely and that the equipment that you are operating has passed tests to ensure that it is safe to work with. Your employer is also responsible for supplying you with all of the necessary protective gear. Sadly, negligence in the workplace is something we've seen for many years at Forbes but, as a result of this, we have plenty of experience when it comes to dealing with an accident claim regarding dangerous machinery at work. An accident or injury as a result of the operation of heavy machinery can be completely life-changing and can leave you with permanent damage that affects your everyday life. Because of this, it's important that you receive the compensation that you are entitled to and Forbes can make this happen. Contact us today.

I have suffered a machinery injury – how can Forbes help me?

If you've suffered an injury as a result of operating dangerous machinery and you believe that the accident wasn't your fault, then please do not hesitate to get in touch with Forbes Solicitors. We have a professional personal injury team who will not only work tirelessly to win your case, but will also show compassion and support and what can undoubtedly be a stressful time. Dangerous machinery claims vary massively depending on the individual's own personal situation and so firstly, we would invite you to give us a call or drop us an email explaining the details of your accident and injury such as when it happened and how it has affected your day to day life. After hearing the details, our professional team can assess whether or not you have a claim and then set to work on getting you the compensation that you deserve. Get in touch today.

What are the fees involved with dangerous machinery accident claims?

It's difficult to say exactly how much dangerous machinery accident claims can cost as our services depend on the level of work that is involved in the case. However, we can guarantee a competitive price across all of our services and have a professional, reliable and experienced team that will work tirelessly to ensure that you get the compensation that you deserve. No-one deserves to suffer through a life-changing injury, never mind one that wasn't you faut, so please don't do so in silence.

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