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Unsafe Plant Machinery Claims

In workplaces where operating heavy and dangerous machinery is an everyday occurrence, employees are at constant risk of some of the most life-altering injuries.

Where you been injured from  unsafe plant machinery as a result of someone else’s negligence, you might be able to make an unsafe plant machinery claim.

What is an Unsafe Plant Machinery?

Several incidents can contribute to a personal injury claim being made against an employer where dangerous machinery is involved.

We have experienced a number of cases where workers’ fingers, hands or arms have become trapped in fast-moving parts of machinery, which has resulted in limbs being amputated, or significant nerve damage that prevents them from returning to work.

A lack of health and safety training across the workforce poses a huge risk as less experienced staff may not always safeguard machinery or be aware of the safety instructions for each machine.

None the wise, other staff are then at risk when going to use the machine. These injuries range in severity from minor wounds to breaks, fractures and friction burns, which could require several reconstructive surgeries.

It is integral that all employees working in these conditions understand completely the hazards around them and are only allowed to operate machinery after they have been trained to do so.

Employers should ensure that when necessary, you are offered personal protective equipment (PPE) and where safety breaches or concerns are reported to them, they act immediately.

Common Machinery Injuries

Although much of the injuries sustained at work focus on the upper body – burns and scalds can affect any part of the body and be considerably painful.

Eye injuries can be caused by foreign objects being ejected from machines at high speed and becoming lodged in the eye.

Some of the injuries that can occur from unsafe plant and machinery include:

  • Being crushed
  • Being struck by moving parts or ejected foreign objects
  • Being pulled in or trapped between rollers, belts and pulley drives
  • Friction burns, or scalds from hot/cold steam or water
  • Minor cuts, lacerations and severed limbs
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

How to make an Unsafe Plant Machinery Claim

When you have suffered an injury that was not your fault, no one can predict how it will affect you. If you have been affected by unsafe machinery our solicitors can help you to make an unsafe plant machinery claim.

Although contacting a solicitor might be the last thing on your mind while you adjust to your injuries, compensation can help ease the pressure and support the cost of any medical treatment, including physiotherapy and counselling, childcare and mounting bills.

To make a Unsafe Machinery Claim Freephone 0800 193 88 88
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