Workshop Accident Claims

If you have been injured while in a workshop due to someone else’s negligence, we can help you make a successful claim for compensation. Our expert solicitors will ensure that the claims process remains risk free, as a no win, no fee agreement with us will protect you from legal expenses in the event your claim is unsuccessful.

To start your claim, call us on 0800 10 757 95, speak to us using our e-chat function or fill in our online enquiry form and let us know a suitable time to get back to you.

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Common causes of workshop accidents

Workshops are areas laid out specifically to carry out certain duties, such as carpentry, and usually involve tools and machinery. For that reason they are full of risk and when health and safety guidelines are not adhered to, employees can find themselves in real danger of being hurt. There are many ways you can suffer an injury in a workshop, including:

Slips, trips and falls

These are some of the most common accidents that take place in these settings. Whether incidents occur as a result of spilt fluids, unsecured electrical wires or uneven flooring, the resulting injuries can be serious, particularly if victims fall into tools or machinery.

Tools and machinery

Whether they are power tools or simple old-fashioned manual tools, hand tools can present hazards in this environment. Tool-related accidents can cause puncture wound, cuts, abrasions, eye injuries and burns.

Workshops are full of machinery such as lathes, milling or grinding machines. Strict rules and regulations apply to the safe use of machinery in the workshop setting.

Falls from height

Ladders are frequently used in these environments in order to reach tools and equipment that are stored at height.

Noise and vibration

All employers have a responsibility to protect members of staff from the health hazards caused by excessive noise and vibration. Noise levels above 85dB(A) can result in industrial deafness conditions such as tinnitus, while too much vibration can cause vibration illnesses such as vibration white finger (VWF) or hand-arm vibration syndrome (HAVS).

Employer’s duty

Due to the hazardous nature of the workplace, risk assessments need carrying out to ensure that staff are protected from dangers that could cause them harm. All staff should have full health and safety training that teaches them the importance of being vigilant while using protective equipment.

If your employer has failed to keep you safe while at work, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation and should contact YouClaim immediately.

How YouClaim can help

We understand how frustrating it can be taking time off work for an injury that was caused by somebody else’s negligence. You’re left out of pocket, having to pay for medical expenses and rehabilitation. That’s where we come in - our solicitors have your best interests in mind and will ensure you get the compensation that you deserve.

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To make a claim for a workshop accident caused by someone else’s negligence, contact us today on 0800 10 757 95, fill in our online enquiry form or speak to us directly using our e-chat function.

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