Accident compensation lawyers for lathe accidents
In manufacturing and metalwork, a lathe is used to shape pieces of metal. It is also sometimes used to shape wood and plastics. If a lathe is operated improperly, or if a lathe is defective or unsuitable for use, it can be incredibly dangerous.
Accidents involving lathes can be minor, series or fatal. If you have been injured by a lathe at work, then you may be eligible for compensation with accident compensation lawyers.
The law makes it very clear that every employer must ensure that equipment is suitable for use, and it also makes it very clear that every employer must protect their employee’s health and safety as far as is reasonably practical. As such, if a lathe is found to be broken or defective, or if you have received inadequate training to operate a lathe, your employer could be found in breach of their legal duty and you will have a strong accident claim.
What will accident compensation lawyers do to win my claim?
Your lawyer will thoroughly investigate the machinery involved in your injury and your employer’s health and safety policies. If your injuries are particularly severe, then the Health and Safety Executive may also become involved in the investigation separately to your claim. Your involvement in the claims process will be limited to an interview to establish the facts surrounding your case, and a medical examination which you have to attend so that the extent of your injuries and how they have and will affect your life can be established.
The claims process is designed to minimise your own involvement as much as possible. This is to protect you from the legal process, and to give you maximum time to recover.
How much compensation could I be awarded?
The amount of compensation you could be awarded for your accident depends on the extent of your injuries and how they have and will affect your life.
In addition to this, the circumstances in which your accident happened (your level of liability) will also be taken into account. For example, if it is found that your employer completely failed in their legal duty to you, you can expect a higher pay-out than if you were in some way liable for the accident in which you were injured.
Having said that, pay-outs for lathe accidents commonly range from £6,000-£30,000. But without knowing the nuances of your case, we can’t provide a better estimate than that.
To discuss your case with our accident compensation lawyers and get a better estimate, call us for free and with no obligation today on 0800 157 1437. Our experienced claims advisors will provide you with legal advice for free, to help you better understand your rights.