Defective Work Equipment
The general term ‘work equipment’ refers to any tools of your employment. This doesn’t only represent things like power tools and complex machinery you use at work, but it refers to all equipment including the kettle in the kitchen, the keyboard you might work with and the uniform you wear.
In accordance with the Provision of Use of Work Regulations 1998 employers have strict duty to ensure they provide you with both the correct work equipment for the tasks you undertake and the equipment is completely safe in every way. No matter what, if the equipment provided is either inadequate or fails in any way your employers are liable and your claim will succeed. Defective work equipment should be reported and stopped being used immediately, regardless of the extent of the defect.
Your employers are also responsible for the correct use of equipment. They must provide you with appropriate training and then monitor you to ensure you are adhering to the training. Should an injury occur due to a lack of training you are entitled to claim.
What can we include within your claim?
- Personal Injury
- Loss of earnings
- Private healthcare
- Cost of care
- Travel expenses
- Disadvantage on the labour market
- Home adaptions
- Obtain payments to assist financial needs