Personal protective equipment compensation claims
If your safety is compromised through lack of personal protective equipment (PPE) you may be able to claim compensation for the injury of illness caused.
At Hugh James, we have one of the largest personal injury and accident at work legal teams in the UK. Our dedicated solicitors have worked to claim compensation for thousands of people and have the skills, knowledge and experience to get you the best level of compensation for your claim.
We make claiming compensation straightforward. We offer free advice and guidance when investigating your claim, without obligation. We are available to meet with you face to face, or to discuss matters over the phone. We also offer no win, no fee services – meaning that if your factory accidents claim is unsuccessful we won’t charge you a penny.
What are the most common type of personal protective equipment claims?
We have acted for a number of clients across various workplace accidents that were caused by a lack of personal protective equipment, the most common are:
- exposure to infectious disease
- breathing in harmful fumes and toxins
- suffering cuts to any part of the body
- head injuries as result of an object falling from a height
- suffering burns from chemical or a hot surface
- damage to the eye because the lack of safety goggles
If you or a family member has suffered injury due to a lack of personal protective equipment, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
Can I make a claim if my employer is no longer trading?
Yes. If the relevant employer’s liability insurer who was on cover at the time the accident occurred can be located, a claim can still be brought. If the proposed defendant company is no longer trading and has been dissolved/removed from the Register of Companies, it is possible to have the company restored to the register in order to bring the claim.
Will I lose my job if I make a claim?
If you have been injured at work due to lack of personal protective equipment and then exercise your right to bring a claim for compensation against your employer, you should then not be adversely treated by your employer. The reality is that although you may be bringing a claim against your employer in name, your claim will actually be handled by your employer’s insurers or solicitors.