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Equipment Accidents

Over 15% of fatal injuries at work involve contact with machinery. 17 people died in 2013 as a result of contact with moving machinery.

Source: Health and Safety Executive; Kinds of accident in Great Britain 2013

Every employer has a legal duty to ensure that the equipment used by their employees is safe and fit for purpose. ‘Work equipment’, according to the Health and Safety Executive, covers a very wide range of items used in the workplace, including:

  • Machines such as circular saws, drilling machines, photocopiers, mowing machines, tractors, dumper trucks and power presses
  • Hand tools such as screwdrivers, knives, hand saws and meat cleavers
  • Lifting equipment such as lift trucks, elevating work platforms, vehicle hoists, lifting slings and bath lifts
  • Other equipment such as ladders and water pressure cleaners

Accidents involving equipment and machinery that can lead to a ‘no fault’ claim can occur for a wide variety of reasons including:

  • Poor maintenance
  • Choosing the wrong equipment for a job
  • Lack of training
  • Defective equipment
  • Inadequate safety equipment

Have you suffered an injury involving equipment or machinery in your workplace? If the incident wasn’t your fault, you may have a right to claim for compensation.

Is there an up-front cost before I can claim?

There’s no up front cost for making a claim. We work on a 'no win, no fee' basis as well.

How do I get my claim started?

Getting started is easy. Just get in touch with our friendly claims team. You can call, email or approach us online through our website. We'll look closely at all the facts and work out if we think there's a case to be answered. We can also speak to medical experts who can help and advise on your condition.

Will I win my case?

If the case goes ahead you have a very high chance of success. That's because we take a lot of care to assess your case at the start. Watermans has helped more than 20,000 people to win compensation in the past.

How long does it all take?

Every case is different and timings vary. Things like the type of injuries sustained, how the accident happened and how the party reacts to the claim can all have an impact on the length of the case. Whatever happens, we'll work hard to conclude your case as quickly as possible and we'll keep you informed all the way.

No matter what kind of injury you suffered as a result of an equipment or machinery accident in your workplace, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

Why not find out more and get in touch with us today?

Use our injury calculator to see the kind of damages you could expect.

Claims are subject to a 3 year time limit following the accident so get your claim started today.