Dangerous Machinery Claims & Defective Equipment

Industrial workplaces use automated machinery to increase productivity but they have to make sure that:

  • Workers, especially those involved in manual handling operations, are wearing suitable equipment which is in good working condition;
  • The equipment and machines are fully functional;
  • The employees are properly trained for the tasks they carry, particularly if they operate dangerous machines.
  • In case the equipment or the machinery is dysfunctional and it causes a work accident, the employer is liable for the personal injuries and other additional damages, even if he claims he wasn’t aware of the existing technical issue.


How long do I have to put in a compensation claim?

Usually you have three years to start legal proceedings for personal injury, however in the case of claims related to Asbestos or delayed symptoms you would have three years from the date the symptoms / causes were identified by a professional.

If in doubt about your right to claim or if a deadline is fast approaching please call us we will be happy to look into your case.