Due to their nature machinery injuries are often serious or even fatal. Sadly there are still too many serious injuries and deaths as a result of accidents involving machinery. If you or a family member has suffered a serious injury when using a machine at work, what can you do? Can you claim compensation from your employer or will this affect your job? The purpose of this section is to answer all of your questions about machinery and provide you with complete peace of mind at this very difficult time.
Types Of Machinery Accidents
There are many different types of machinery and many different causes of machinery accidents, including:
Common Causes Of Machinery Accidents (And Claims)
The most common causes of machinery accidents – and subsequently of machinery accident at work claims – are:
- Faulty or incorrect safety guards
- Hair or clothing becoming trapped in the machinery
- Incorrect or inadequate safety training;
- Incorrect or inadequate safety equipment and clothing;
- Hair becoming caught in the machinery; and
- Farm machinery accidents.
Common Machinery Accident Injuries
The most common injuries as a result of machinery accidents are:
- Full or partial amputation of legs, arms or fingers;
- Burn or scalding injuries;
- Crushing injuries; and
- Soft tissue injuries caused by trapping/wrenching or limbs.
Common Types Of Machinery (Leading To Accident Claims)
Common types of machinery that have a high chance of leading to accident at work claims if health and safety regulations are not followed by your employer include:
Grinding machine accidents
Grinding machine accidents can be very serious. An all too common injury occurs when gloves or hands becoming caught in the grinding machine leading to partial or even full amputation of fingers, hands or arms.
Lathes are dangerous pieces of machinery. It is vital that you receive the correct training in using a lathe, are supplied with the right protective clothing and that all safety guards are properly maintained. If you have suffered a lathe accident injury it is highly likely that you are entitled to compensation for your injuries. Our specialist solicitors can act swiftly to provide you with the right advice to ensure that your claim and your injury are dealt with swiftly and efficiently.
Milling machine accidents
Milling Machine Accidents can cause very serious injuries and lead to substantial compensation claims. These accidents can arise from hands becoming caught in the milling machine leading to partial or even full amputation.
Other Dangerous Machines
Plastic moulding machines
Making a Machinery Injury Claim
Whatever the nature of your injuries caused by machinery part of our free service for you will include a full assessment by a medical specialist to advise you on any necessary treatment to ensure that you make as fast and complete a recovery as possible.
Your claim for compensation will include an award for your pain and suffering, as well as a claim for all of your out of pocket expenses. These can be substantial as it is highly likely that you will be unable to return to work often for weeks or months (or sadly sometimes at all). Our solicitors can arrange to obtain an early payment for you to ensure that you are able to pay your household bills.
Early Action Is Vital
It is really important to obtain early and specialist advice following a machinery accident. Your Loyalty Law solicitor will need to obtain evidence urgently by taking pictures of the scene of the accident and may need to examine the machinery. He or she will also need to obtain information from your colleagues and obtain copies of the accident book.
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