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.
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.
Contact us today
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 personal injury enquiry form or by calling 0800 1123 156. 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.
*There are extreme circumstances where we would require you to pay, these are for example if you deliberately mislead us and it is proven that you have asked us to pursue a fraudulent claim