In any workplace, the safety and well-being of employees should be of paramount concern. Unfortunately, accidents do happen, and one particularly alarming type of accident is when an employee’s hand or arm becomes trapped or injured in a piece of workplace machinery.
In this blog, we will discuss the dangers of such incidents and the various UK legislation that personal injury solicitors rely upon when making a claim for personal injury on behalf of those affected by these accidents. We will also emphasise the importance of workplace machinery compliance and proper training to prevent such accidents.
Finally, we will let you know how we can help you make personal injury claims on a no-win-no-fee basis if you are unlucky enough to have been injured in this way.
The Dangers of Workplace Machinery Accidents
Accidents involving the trapping or injuring of a hand or arm in workplace machinery can have devastating consequences for the individuals involved. Such incidents can result in severe injuries, long-term disabilities, and even fatalities. These accidents often occur due to a combination of factors, including machinery malfunction, human error, poor training and inadequate safety measures.
English Legislation and Personal Injury Claims
Personal injury claims resulting from workplace machinery accidents are brought in common law (you may have heard of an employers ‘duty of care’ ) and on UK legislation, with one of the most significant pieces of regulation being the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER). PUWER requires employers to ensure that equipment used at work is safe and appropriately maintained. It also mandates the implementation of protective measures, such as guards, to prevent accidents. When these regulations are not followed, employees may be entitled to seek compensation for their injuries.
The Importance of Workplace Machinery Compliance
To prevent accidents at work like hand and arm injuries, it is crucial for employers to comply with PUWER and other relevant regulations. Machinery must be regularly inspected, maintained, and properly guarded. Employers should also provide clear and thorough training for employees on the safe use of workplace machinery. Regular training and refresher courses can significantly reduce the risk of accidents, as well as improve overall workplace safety.
Stonehewer Moss Solicitors: Your Partner in Seeking Compensation
If you or a loved one has suffered an accident at work causing injury due to a workplace machinery accident, Stonehewer Moss, Solicitors are here to help. With extensive experience in personal injury claims, we specialise in assisting employees seeking compensation for hand or arm injuries resulting from work equipment or machinery accidents.
What sets us apart is our approachability and commitment to getting the best possible outcome for you. We often work on a no-win-no-fee basis, ensuring that our clients do not face financial barriers in their pursuit of justice.
Over the years, Stonehewer Moss Solicitors have successfully represented thousands of clients in cases like these, recovering millions of pounds in compensation. Our dedication to our clients and acknowledge expertise in personal injury claims make them a trustworthy choice for those who have suffered such accidents and need legal support. You can check our accreditation www.apil.org.uk
We Are Here For You
Accidents involving hand or arm injuries due to workplace machinery are both serious and preventable. By following safety regulations, ensuring machinery compliance, and providing proper training, employers can reduce the risk of these accidents significantly.
However, when such accidents do occur, Stonehewer Moss Solicitors are ready to step in, providing expert legal support to help you or your loved ones seek the compensation you deserve. Your safety is paramount, and your rights should be protected.
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