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Inadequate Protective Equipment Claim (PPE Claims)
It is an employers legal responsibility to provide staff with the personal protection equipment (PPE) they need to carry out a task. If you have been left injured after tackling a job without being given the right equipment, you could be entitled to make a claim.
If your injury was caused by the negligence of an employer or fellow employee, and you want to find out whether your claim is viable, contact Grieves Solicitors today on freephone 0800 0747 644, or fill in our form on the righthand side of the page and one of our legal team will get back to you.
What are my employer's duties?
It is your employer's responsibility to ensure your safety by providing the correct protective equipment while carrying out work for them. Your employer must also carry out the following duties as a requirement of health and safety law:
- Carry out regular risk assessments to identify the need for PPE
- Provide training on the proper use of equipment
- Enforce the wearing and use of PPE
- Inspect and replace damaged PPE
- Types of PPE injury
There is an almost limitless list of potential injuries caused by a failure to provide adequate PPE. The many years of experience we have in tackling personal protection injury claims has given us the skills to bring any case to a successful conclusion. Common cases we have dealt with include:
- Falls from height
- Burns caused by chemicals or other hazardous substances
- Crushing injuries
- What we need from you
The likelihood of our team being able to win a case is boosted when a client gives us as much information as they can. When looking to progress a work accident claim and you believe that a failure to provide the right equipment on the part of your employer is to blame, the following will be helpful:
- Details of the task you were given and who instructed you to perform it
- Contract details particularly if they highlight that a job was out of your role information about the working environment at the time of an incident
How much can I expect to get for a PPE Claim?
The final Compensation award you can expect for an injury caused by being made to work without PPE equipment or due to working with inadequate protective equipment will comprise an element known as 'general damages' and an element of the compensation known as 'special damages' - These two elements are also affected by a number of factors and of course, every case is individual in its own way. Certainly the most important item is the severity of your injuries and to what extent your injuries will influence your ability to lead an independent life and to return to work.
The two elements of any personal injury claim include:
- General Damages - to compensate for the loss of amenity, pain & suffering
- Special Damages - to compensate for financial losses or future costs incurred as a direct result of the injury
Our Accident at work Compensation Calculator will provide provisional guideline figures on how much compensation you may receive for the 'general damages' element of the final compensation award.
Talk to us today
We can help people claim the compensation to which they are entitled if they have been hurt due to a lack of adequate equipment. If you want to find out more about whether your claim could be viable, contact Grieves Solicitors today on freephone 0800 0747 644,