Injury due to PPE Failure

Advice and Assistance from Cohen Cramer

Injury due to Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) Failure: You can claim compensation and damages if you have had an accident and suffered injury and loss as a result of your employer failing to provide the correct, adequate or any Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) while at work. Cohen Cramer Solicitors is here to help you claim what is yours by right.

Your PPE failure claim

PPE is basically any form of equipment or clothing that is required to make your job safe and can consist of:

  • protective or soluble resistant gloves
  • breathing masks
  • steel toe capped boots
  • hard hats
  • goggles and other forms of eye protection
  • Kevlar coated clothing
If you have sustained an injury as a result of faulty/inappropriate or lack of PPE then contact us now and get your claim started:
  • call: 0113 224 7830 (24 hours)
  • email:
  • pop your details into the contact box at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you

Your claim can be dealt with on a No Win-No Fee basis. This means that if your claim fails you won’t pay us a penny for the work we have done on your behalf.


PPE, the law and you.

The Personal Protective Equipment at Work Regulations 1992 stipulates that your employer must provide the right equipment for the job you are required to do. They should assess all tasks that are to be carried out and then ensure that steps are taken, and equipment provided that are suitable and appropriate so as to minimise the risk of injury as a result of carrying out the task.


In addition, they must also ensure that such equipment is properly maintained, serviced and stored. They also have to make sure that you are given adequate training in the use of any equipment that they provide.

Failure to comply with the PPE regulations can lead to serious injury and loss; regardless of the type and severity of the injury. Your employers are liable if you are injured as a result of that failure.


What can you claim for PPE failure?

Cohen Cramer are experts at dealing with such matters. We can help you claim compensation for both your injuries and financial losses:

  • compensation for your injuries is known as ‘General Damages’ and is based upon the extent of your injuries and their effect and impact upon you and your life
  • compensation for your financial losses is known as ‘Special Damages’ and includes:
    • loss of income as result of injury, treatment and recovery
    • cost of any treatment required such as physiotherapy, prescription costs etc
    • equipment required for treatment, mobility if your injury is severe or debilitating
    • professional care costs if required
    • gratuitous care from family and friends in relation to helping with dressing, personal hygiene etc
    • any possible future prejudice on the job market as a result of your injuries (known as a Smith v Manchester claim)
    • any and all other financial losses such as lost pension etc.

Start your claim for PPE failure today

To get your claim started or to have a chat to see what we can do to help, get in touch with us today:

  • call: 0113 224 7830 (24 hours)
  • email:
  • pop your details into the contact box at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you


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