Personal protective equipment (PPE) is required in all workplaces to ensure that employees are kept safe from harm while carrying out certain duties. The type of PPE a worker requires differs according to the role they are doing - for example, those removing asbestos from buildings will require protective suits and masks, while those working in loud environments will require noise-cancelling ear protection.
If your employer has failed to provide you with suitable PPE and you have been involved in an accident, then you might be able to make a claim for compensation. Speak to our expert team today about your case by calling 0333 323 5292, or fill in our online claims form and we will get back to you shortly.
Injuries caused by lack of PPE
The type of injury suffered depends on the piece of equipment you were without during the time of the accident. The most common injuries caused by a lack of PPE include:
- Crushed limbs
- Brain damage
- Broken bones
If you have suffered with a condition that was brought on by not having the right protective equipment, then you could make a claim.
What are my employer’s responsibilities?
Your employer is legally responsible for your safety while at work and must do everything they can to reduce the risk of an accident taking place. This includes:
- Carrying out regular risk assessments to identify when PPE is needed
- Providing adequate training on how to use PPE properly
- Enforcing the use and wearing of PPE when it is required
- Inspecting and replacing damaged PPE
Contact Lupton Fawcett
If you or a family member have been injured by an employer who did not provide suitable PPE, then you should speak to us today to find out if you can make a claim for compensation. To get in touch, simply call us on 0333 323 5292. If you can’t make it to a phone right now, complete our online form and let us know a suitable time to get in touch with you.
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