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Defective Equipment Accident Claims

When you go to work, have you ever thought about who would be held responsible if you had an accident? Did you ever consider what might happen if you were exposed to dangerous or defective equipment at work? When you go to work, you may well come into contact with a range of different machines and equipment, depending on the nature of your role. Work equipment should be in good working order and safe for you to use.

Kerr Brown has been advising on claims for financial compensation for injuries resulting from defective equipment for many years. Our experienced accident claims lawyers understand all too well the reality of being injured by faulty machinery and that our clients will need access to trustworthy solicitors who will secure the maximum compensation they are entitled to as soon as possible. If you have been injured at work, we may be able to help you.

What is the law on safety in the workplace?

Your employer should take care to ensure that equipment is in good working order and that you are appropriately trained on how to use it. This covers a range of situations including:

  • If you work in an industrial factory, you may be working with complicated machinery and potentially hazardous chemicals;
  • You may work in a warehouse where you are required to use forklifts and ladders; or
  • Your work may involve working on buildings and assessing their stability, requiring use of a complex network of scaffolding.

Regardless of the equipment that you use, your employer should make sure that it is fit for use. Furthermore, if it is not, they should take active steps to address this and reduce the risk of your suffering injury at work.

Why should you raise a personal injury claim?

Understandably, if you have suffered an accident at work, you may be unsure about raising a claim for compensation against your employer. However, the compensation will not only help in dealing with the fact that you have suffered injury because of your employer's carelessness, it may also help with the cost of any medical care that you have had to undergo or the loss of income you have endured following your accident.

Make your claim today - Contact Kerr Brown's Personal Injury Lawyers Glasgow

At Kerr Brown, our compensation claims team understand that you may find the idea of raising a claim for compensation daunting. However, you shouldn't let this stop you from exploring what scope there is for you to secure compensation. Our team are here to handle every aspect of your personal injury claim: we will deal with gathering the evidence, build the foundations of your case and represent your interests in negotiations or, if necessary, in court. Our supportive, friendly team will keep you updated on every aspect of your claim, and will provide advice that is delivered in plain English and tailored to your circumstances. Find out if you are entitled to compensation by calling us on 01412214880 or contact us via our online contact form.