Personal Protective Equipment Claims

Work Accident PPE Injuries

Working in an environment that requires exposure to dangerous or hazardous situations places a level of responsibility not only on the employee, but also on the employer. In fact, your employer has to meet strict criteria and uphold the very highest levels of health and safety to ensure that no undue risk is faced by those in the workplace. One of the key features of limiting the level of risk employees face is by providing the correct Personal Protective Equipment (PPE).

Suitable PPE can make all the difference to safety in the workplace. Depending on the role and type of workplace, the PPE supplied might include respirators, masks, goggles and eye protection, ear defenders, safety helmets, high-visibility clothing, and much more. If you feel that you weren’t supplied with adequate protective measures, you may well be in a position to make a claim with Injury Lawyers UK.

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Common causes of compensation

Due to PPE playing a role across many working practices and occupations, the possibility of being able to make a claim should you have suffered a workplace injury is often available. For example, some of the most common causes for compensation for personal injury relating to PPE include:

  • Head or brain injuries sustained through failure to provide safety headwear
  • Faulty harnesses causing falls from height in the workplace
  • Lacerations or amputations caused by ill-equipped safety gloves or boots
  • Temporary or permanent loss of vision due to lack of eye protection
  • Difficulties arising from exposure to chemicals, asbestos, excessive noise, and vibrations

Can I make a claim due to PPE failure?

Depending on your own personal circumstances – the nature of your role and the quality of PPE provided – making a personal injury compensation claim requires the advice of leading legal experts. At Injury Lawyers UK, our experienced team of personal injury lawyers will be able to advise you on the chances of success of any PPE claim, and we always strive to secure the maximum compensation for your situation. We also operate on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning that even if your claim is unsuccessful, you will not incur any charges.

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To find out more about how we can support you in any claims you might have in relation to PPE, simply contact us today by submitting an online enquiry form or by calling 0800 285 1411. We’ll take the time to discuss your situation, and present you with a number of options to pursue legal proceedings. We’re dedicated to helping you achieve the justice and compensation you deserve.

Fork Lift Truck Accidents

Work Related Fork Lift Truck Injuries

Operating industrial and heavy machinery presents a substantial risk to any employee, regardless of their level of expertise and experience in the industry. When it comes to the operation of fork lift trucks, meanwhile, the exposure to risk is substantial, with the potential for serious injury or even death a daily risk. As such, working in an environment whereby correct procedures and complete protection from dangerous operation of fork lift trucks is essential, and failure for an employer to uphold these safety standards could well mean that any personal injuries suffered result in high compensation claims.

If you’ve been in a workplace accident involving a fork lift truck and believe that the suitable safety precautions were not followed, Injury Lawyers UK can help you seek the just rewards you deserve through a personal injury compensation claim.

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Common injuries and accidents involving fork lift trucks

Fork lift trucks represent one of the most essential forms of machinery in any warehouse or industrial setting. But the practicalities of operating such a vehicle presents a level of rick to both the operator and those around them. In fact, it’s more common for an injury to be sustained by one that is simply working within the vicinity of the fork lift truck than for the operator to sustain an injury themselves.

Among the most common fork lift truck accidents are:

  • The falling of a fork lift’s load onto a passerby
  • The toppling over of a fork lift truck due to being operated on an unstable, unsuitable surface
  • Collisions with other people, either on the worksite or with members of the public
  • Collisions with other pieces of workplace machinery
  • Careless operation such as speeding or reckless driving
  • Poorly maintained vehicles which lead to an accident

Am I eligible to claim for this type of work injury?

At Injury Lawyers UK, we like to take each claim based on its on merits. Whether you’ve been injured at work or have a family member that suffered due to a fork lift truck accident, we can help you determine whether or not a personal injury claim should be pursued. We have many years’ experience in support employees in achieving the compensation they deserve, providing the financial security they need at a time when recovering from injury or returning to work is stressful.

Contact us today about your situation

To discuss your own situation and to determine whether or not pursuing a personal injury compensation claim is right for you, contact our team of personal injury specialists today on 0800 285 1411. We’ll be happy to discuss any potential claim you might have, as well as detail our No Win, No Fee policy and how we always look to provide you with the maximum compensation available in cases where your claim has been successful.

Falls From Height at Work

Falling Injury Claims

For many people, the risk of falls from height at work is significant but essential to getting a job done. From those working in construction and operating heavy machinery such as cranes (see more on Crane Related Accidents), to window cleaners and those suffering from poorly illuminated walkways, the risks of a catastrophic fall are all-too real. Of course, such a fall can also cause a fatality, leaving family and loved ones to bear the brunt of negligence caused by employers.

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 is, therefore, intended to provide a degree of protection to anyone that has to scale significant heights are part of their employment. It also ensures that employers take practical measures to uphold the highest levels of safety in order to protect their employees.

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Falls from height and compensation

At Injury Lawyers UK, we’ve witnessed a number of claimants seek compensation following a fall from height at work, with the injuries sustained affecting both professional and personal lives. What’s more, if you’ve fallen from height at work and suffered a significant injury, being able to return to work or even find alternative employment can prove difficult. As such, getting the compensation you deserve could well prove invaluable to you and your loved ones.

Some of the most common claims we see from those suffering a fall from work include:

  • Falling from ladders which are either unsuitable for use or have been poorly maintained
  • Falling from machinery, with the claimant falling onto said machinery and sustaining greater injury
  • Falling from roofs, either due to the collapse of the structure or tumbles from the side
  • Falling from scaffolding which has not been properly erected or thoroughly inspected before use

Am I eligible to make a Personal Injury claim?

We believe that anybody that has suffered a fall from height in the workplace should look to pursue a claim. Although not all cases identify culpability in the employer, you may well be among those that have suffered personal injury due to the negligence of others. By speaking to our team of personal injury experts, we can help you determine whether you have a case for seeking compensation or not. In addition, we operate on a No Win, No Fee, meaning that if you’re unsuccessful in your pursuit of compensation, there will be no charges incurred.

The Work at Height Regulations 2005 is, therefore, intended to provide a degree of protection to anyone that has to scale significant heights are part of their employment. It also ensures that employers take practical measures to uphold the highest levels of safety in order to protect their employees.

Talk to Injury Lawyers UK today

If you’ve suffered a fall from height at work and wish to pursue a claim for compensation, contact the team at Injury Lawyers UK today. We’ll provide a thorough assessment of your situation and help you in achieving the compensation you deserve. Contact us on 0800 285 1411 today or submit a personal injury enquiry form and we’ll be in touch.

Slip and Trip Accidents

The consequences of a slip or trip will often be minor but can sometimes result in serious injuries such as broken bones and severe ligament damage.

Whether the slip or trip was an accident at work, in a shop or even on the pavement, you may be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation.


Slips, trips and falls generally occur because either a business or a local authority did not take the correct safety measures to ensure the safety of you and other members of the public. Most slips or falls are caused by:

  • Wet floors
  • Uneven floors
  • Cracked or uneven pavements
  • Unexpected obstacles
  • Inadequate lighting

Local Authorities have a common law duty to ensure that public pavements and walkways are safe and free from dangers.

Businesses also have a responsibility for ensuring that hazards are clearly marked and that walkways are kept clean and free from obstacles whilst you are on their premises.


Slips and trips can leave you suffering with the long term effects of your injury as well as financial losses caused by having to take time off work to recover or attend medical appointments.

A claim for compensation could help you overcome the loss of earnings as well as cover any future medical costs that you may incur as a result of your injuries, such as if you require long-term care even after the rehabilitation period.


If you’ve suffered an injury due to a slip or trip in the last three years, you may be able to claim compensation.

Our specialist personal injury solicitors will happily provide you with a free, no-obligation consultation. From there, we can assess your situation and advise you on what your next steps should be and whether you are able to make a claim for compensation.

Because it’s important to you, it’s important to us and our approach to customer service means that our personal injury lawyers will always fight to get the compensation you deserve.