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Defective Work Equipment Compensation: How to show an employer is responsible for a work accident involving defective or faulty equipment, tools or machinery
Defective work equipment compensation: discover what work equipment is, when it is considered defective, how to show your employer is responsible to pay you compensation, how to make a claim against your employer and how much defective work equipment compensation you can claim.
What is work equipment?
Defective work equipment compensation
The definition of "work equipment" is deliberately quite wide so as to protect UK employees.
Work equipment is any machine, tool or device provided by an employer to assist a worker (whether an employee or a self employed individual treated as though an employee) in the execution of their job.
It can include factory machines such as presses, tools such as drills or devices such as elevators.
It includes equipment which is at the place of work or equipment required to be used by employees to do their job even if not at the workplace itself - such as the tools required to be used by a plumber at customers' various home addresses.
When can a defective work equipment compensation claim be made against an employer?
Work equipment is considered defective simply if it does not work as it is supposed to and if the defect causes an employee injury a defective work equipment compensation claim can be made.
How do you show your employer is responsible to pay you compensation for personal injury from defective work equipment
You will be pleased to hear that so long as you can show that work equipment is defective and that you have suffered injury you are entitled to claim defective work equipment compensation.
You do not have to show that employer is at fault for the defect only that the defect exists - this is known as "strict liability".
In other words - it does not matter if the equipment was new, was recently serviced and was well maintained - so long as the equipment is not functioning correctly it is defective and as such your employer is responsible for any injuries such equipment causes.
How much work injury compensation can you claim?
The amount of defective work equipment compensation you can claim depends simply on the nature of the injury you suffer.
Click defective work equipment compensation amounts to see examples of the types of injury you might suffer together with a link to the page setting out how much compensation you can claim.
How do you claim defective work equipment compensation?
The best way to claim the correct amount of compensation is to use a specialist work related accident solicitors - this lawyer will be expert at winning your claim and ensuring you receive the maximum amount of compensation
In addition to your compensation you should be able to claim your work accident solicitor costs from your employer if you win your claim - your lawyer will explain how to do this.
Defective Work Equipment Compensation Summary
On this page you have seen when work equipment is considered defective and how your employer is responsible for paying compensation if that equipment causes you injury.
I recommend you click no win no fee defective work equipment compensation to see how best to fund your solicitors costs of claiming defective work equipment compensation.