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Broken, Faulty or Defective Equipment Claims

Advice and Assistance from Cohen Cramer

If you have suffered an injury caused by work equipment due to being broken, faulty or defective then you can look to claim compensation for your injuries and losses. Cohen Cramer Solicitors can help you claim what you deserve.

Your claim for an injury caused by work equipment

Your employers have to provide you with a safe system of work and safe tools and equipment to do your job and without you coming to harm or sustaining an injury. If they breach this obligation resulting in an accident that leads to an injury, then you are entitled to claim compensation from your employer, who is required to carry insurance to cover this type of claim.

To find out how we can help you contact us on enquiry@cohencramerpi.co.uk or call us on 0113 224 7830 (24 hours).

What is work equipment?

Over the years the Courts have made decisions as to what counts as work equipment. Awards have been made in relation to broken coffee machines that cause burns and scalds, chairs that collapse when sat on as well as obvious hazards such as broken and unguarded machinery and trailing computer cables.

Any equipment provided by your employer and used while at work is classed as work equipment and, as such, needs to be safe to use.

What you can claim for an injury caused by work equipment?

With our help, you can claim compensation for your injuries. Compensation for your injuries are known as General Damages; how much you will receive depends on the extent and type of your injuries and how they have affected you.

As part of the claims process, we will obtain a medical report. The report will ensure we have all the information we need to get the maximum compensation.

As well as claiming for your injuries we will also claim your financial losses (Special Damages) for:

  • Lost income for time off work as a result of injury or treatment
  • Treatment costs such as physiotherapy or long term care if needed.
  • Out of pocket expenses such as medication etc.
  • Gratuitous care and assistance from family and friends.
  • All losses arising from and as a direct result of the accident.
  • Any possible future prejudice on the job market, this is known as a Smith v Manchester award.

Dealing with your claim

When Cohen Cramer deal with your claim there is no need to worry about being out of pocket if you lose your case. Your claim can be dealt with on a ‘No Win – No Fee’ basis. This means that if we are not successful then you don’t pay us for the work we have done on your behalf.

To get your claim started or just to chat to see how we can help you get in touch today:

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