Claiming for a Dangerous Machinery Injury
Suffering from a dangerous machinery injury can leave both physical and emotional scars and complications. Claiming risk-free compensation might seem like the last thing on your mind after an accident. However, you never deserved an injury due to another’s negligence.
Starting a claim for your accident should be simple, and we’ve made it simple. We explain your rights in easy to understand terms instead of jargon and legalese.
You can begin your journey to compensation by calling us on 1800 106 107. When you speak to us about your injury, we’ll consider the effect it’s had on your health both on body and mind, and your bank account. We can also discuss the impact it’s had on your loved ones.
Your advisor can put you through to a specialist lawyer who will attend to your case. If you aren’t ready and just want advice, that’s fine too. The choice is yours.
Are You Eligible to Make a Claim?
It’s likely that you can make a successful compensation claim if you answer ‘yes’ to any of these questions:
- Were you injured as a result of your accident?
- Was somebody else at fault for your accident?
- Have you required ongoing treatment for your injuries?
It may be unclear if someone else was at fault for your accident, especially if it happened at work. We can talk this with you when you call Lawyers Direct Injury Specialists on 1800 106 107. Your advisor can also tell you if you qualify for a ‘no win, no fee’ arrangement. If your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t have any out of pocket legal costs.
Your Rights at Work
Your employer is required by federal and state law to ensure you receive proper equipment and training for dangerous machinery.
These means all dangerous machinery must:
- Used for the correct task
- Used by employees who have the correct training and experience
- Safe for use, and inspected/maintained regularly
- Equipped with the right safety protection, warnings and emergency stop buttons
Your employer must consider any hazards associated with machinery to you and your colleagues and make appropriate steps to safeguard you. Failure to take action by your employer means they were negligent in their duty of care.
Your employer is also responsible for any dangerous equipment not supplied by them, as long as it is used in the workplace.
With that in mind, if your company provided a defective piece of machinery, or provided you with faulty equipment and you were injured, then we can help you make a compensation claim.
You may also be able to make a compensation claim against your employer if they failed to provide you with the correct training for the piece of machinery you were handling, or if they didn’t explain all the risks in using dangerous machinery.
Your employer has to take safety as seriously as they do the bottom line. While we know most employers are mindful of safety regulations, there are instances where companies fall short.
Where this has happened in your workplace, then you’re entitled to compensation to help you recover. Compensation claims can also highlight lacking safety so the problems are fixed.
If you’ve experienced any of the above, we can help you start a claim for compensation that can help you get back on your feet and cover any costs that you’ve incurred due to your injury.
You can contact us for free advice on 1800 106 107, or ask for a call back using our online form.
Seeking Clarity on At-Fault Claims
You may feel you caused your injury because you have experience using a piece of machinery or because you’d received the proper training.
We understand that this might quash your desire to seek compensation. But training in isolation isn’t enough to safeguard against dangerous machinery. We can clarify who was at fault by talking to one of our experienced advisors.
You have rights under Workplace Safety legislation. This includes the right:
- To work in a safe environment
- To have the correct training for your task and relevant equipment
- To work with the relevant safety equipment
When you use dangerous machinery as part of your job, even if you did get trained in using a piece of machinery, if that equipment was not regularly inspected or wasn’t the right equipment for your task then your employer was
at fault for your accident. You could have been lacking the right personal protective equipment, or the machinery did not have the correct safety guards or emergency stops in place.
If your rights were in breach, you may make a compensation claim. Following an accident in which you were injured you may be unsure as to whether you are entitled to make a personal injury claim, or even whether you should.
What is ‘No Win No Fee’?
In many cases, we could handle your claim on a ‘no win no fee’ basis.*
With no win no fee there is no financial risk to making a compensation claim with us. If you do not win, you do not pay costs. However, a fee is negotiated in the event of a ruling in your favour. This is all done up-front so you aren’t surprised at any stage.
To find out more, call us on 1800 106 107 or contact us via our online form. Our friendly advisors will discuss your case with compassion and an open ear.
* There are some rare exceptions to our no win no fee agreement. If they apply to you, your specialist lawyer will make you aware before you start your claim.