If you have been injured while using machinery in your place of work that did not meet the required safety standards, Graham Coffey & Co. Solicitors can help you to claim compensation. Our legal specialists are on hand to guide you throughout the claims process, helping you to get your life back on track following a serious injury.
Our team - based in Manchester city centre - specialises in helping people every step of the way throughout legal proceedings after sustaining an injury in the workplace. We are experts in our field, and will do our utmost to secure the settlement you deserve.
We understand the impact that an injury resulting from defective or poorly maintained machinery can have on your life, as well as that of your loved ones. This is why we handle each claim with sensitivity, making the legal process as stress-free as possible.
How we work
Machinery used in a workplace should be safe for employees to use, however, unfortunately, this is not always the case and incidents do occur that can cause life-changing injuries for those involved.
Our specialist solicitors have handled dangerous machinery claims that were caused by:
- Lack of training for machine operators
- Lack of servicing and maintenance of the machinery
- Lack of any adequate personal protective equipment
- Lack of health and safety measures
If one or more of these were not implicated when you were working with machinery, you are entitled to make a claim.
No matter how your injury was sustained, we will do everything we can to ensure we are able to secure the highest possible compensation sum for you following this incident. Compensation secured will help to cover for lost earnings caused by time needed off work, medical bills and any other costs that may have been incurred as a result of your injury.
Your employer’s responsibility
Your employer has a duty of care to ensure that your workplace is safe and free from hazards that could potentially put the safety and wellbeing of employees at risk. Risk assessments should be carried out on a regular basis to ensure that any changes that need to be made are addressed.
In cases when hazards are identified, employers are legally required to take steps to reduce the likelihood that incidents will take place.
An employer should take the following actions to maintain health and safety in the workplace:
- Health and safety training for all staff
- Providing equipment that is safe and suitable for use
- Highlighting safety hazards with proper signage
When working with machinery, specific training and protective safety equipment should be provided. In cases where employers have failed to fulfil these legal obligations, and you have sustained an injury at work, you may be entitled to claim compensation.