Accident at work
Defective equipment injury claims
Have you been injured due to defective equipment at your place of work? Slater and Gordon is a leading injury compensation specialist, offering a No Win No Fee service to the vast majority.
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Slater and Gordon is one of the UK's leading personal injury specialists with significant expertise in defective equipment claims. To help you receive the compensation you deserve call Slater and Gordon on freephone or and we will call you.
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What is defective work equipment?
Unfortunately, poor maintenance and inadequate safety procedures mean that some equipment is defective, and therefore likely to cause injuries. Other causes include:
- Inadequate maintenance
- Irregular inspections
- Missing safety guards
- A lack of personal protective equipment
- A lack of health and safety assessments
What type of injuries are caused by defective work equipment?
Whatever the injury that you or a loved one sustained due to defective equipment, if someone else's negligence was to blame - or even partly to blame – contact us to discuss the possibility of making a with an expert lawyer.
Who is responsible for maintaining equipment at work?
If your employer owns and provides the equipment that you use, then they're responsible for making sure that it's properly maintained and safe to use. Even if they contract maintenance out to a third party, every employer has a duty of care to their employees, meaning that in most cases, any claim for injury compensation will be made against the employers' liability insurance that every employer is legally obliged to hold.
What is employers' liability insurance?
This is an insurance policy that every employer is required to have, by law. It ensures that should their employees suffer an injury or illness at work, money is available to compensate those workers.
How much is my defective work equipment claim worth?
Every injury claim is different, and the amount of compensation you're likely to receive will be dependent upon the seriousness of the injury, as well as how much it might affect your ability to work in the future, and .
How long have I got to make a defective work equipment claim?
With personal injury cases involving defective equipment, the time limit in which to make a compensation claim is three years. However, there are exceptions to this rule such as if the injured party passes away as a result of their injuries or has diminished mental capacity.
Also, if working abroad, the time limits differ in different countries, so it's always important that you speak to a specialist solicitor with expertise in accidents at work as soon as possible.
Speak to a specialist solicitor
Slater and Gordon will provide a sympathetic, professional and honest approach to people who come to us with defective work equipment injuries.
Can I claim compensation if I've had an accident at work?
If you’ve been involved in an accident at work that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. Watch our video of Karolis who tragically lost his foot following an accident at work in a sawmill.
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