If your employer has failed to provide you with suitable or ineffective protective clothing or equipment, this can lead to serious workplace injuries. There is a range of protective clothing to suit different tasks and you can make a compensation claim if the equipment you have been provided with is inadequate or faulty.
Common injuries caused by lack of PPE
The type of injury suffered depends on the PPE equipment that was faulty, insufficient or absent during the time of the accident. The most common injuries caused by a lack of PPE include:
- head injuries
- brain damage
- burns due to fire or chemicals
- broken bones
Personal protection equipment and the law
Personal protection equipment or PPE for short is often compulsory according to health and safety regulations, and the HSE (Health and Safety Executive) is there to make sure the equipment at work regulations are enforced.
In short, the law states that adequate clothing and equipment should be provided to ensure you can carry out your tasks safely.
Common protective equipment includes:
- protective overalls
- helmets or other protective headwear
- breathing equipment
- safety glasses
- ear plugs
- protective footwear such as steel-toed boots
- high visibility clothing
No business is immune to accidents caused by the lack of protective clothing, but common industries include:
- chemical engineering
- warehousing and logistics
Speak to our expert personal injury solicitors today about your case by calling 0333 323 5292 or fill in the enquiry claims form on this page, and we will get back to you shortly.
How much can I claim for an accident at work?
Compensation amounts vary widely but there is a general scale for the different types of injuries and amounts can range from £1000 up to £250,000 and beyond for more serious life-changing injuries.
We are specialists at assessing the damage caused by inadequate protective clothing and we can inform you of the level of compensation you might be eligible for based on your injury.
Call us now to discuss this on 0333 323 5292, or if you can’t get to the phone just fill in the quick contact form on this page and we’ll call you back at a time to suit you.
Employer’s responsibilities for personal protection equipment
Your employer is legally responsible for your safety while at work and they must do everything possible to reduce the risk of an accident taking place. This includes:
- enforcing the use and wearing of PPE when it is required
- inspecting, repairing or replacing damaged or faulty PPE
- carrying out risk assessments to identify where and when PPE is needed
- providing initial and ongoing training on how to use PPE properly
Accidents at work – we can investigate for you
Our investigations frequently reveal that accidents have been caused by improper practices, poor safety procedures, inadequate training or even as a result of employers cutting corners.
Indeed, most accidents can be avoided if the employee is provided with the suitable protective clothing, so once we get started, we can often build a solid case quite quickly and ensure a speedy pay-out.
Contact Lupton Fawcett and let’s get your claim started
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.
We have specialist lack of protective clothing injury solicitors on our team and by instructing Lupton Fawcett you can be certain that our specialists will do everything possible to ensure you have the best chance of being successful.
We have a proven track record handling accidents at work compensation claims and we can move your case forward quickly and with minimum effort on your part.
To get in touch, simply call us on 0333 323 5292.
If you can’t make it to a phone right now, fill in the ‘quick contact form’ and let us know a suitable time to get in touch with you.
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.