Employers owe a duty of care, which is set out in the Workplace Regulations, to provide their employees with suitable personal protective equipment (PPE) to protect them from being injured from the use of machinery and/or any other act, which may lead to a risk of injury or to reduce the risk of injury to the lowest possible level by provision of protective equipment.
Protective equipment can, to name a few, come in the form of:
- steel toe cap work boots
- hard hats
- protective gloves
- protective eye wear
- protective ear defenders.
Duty of care
If an employer has failed to provide you with appropriate protective work equipment to enable you to do your job and you have suffered an injury as a result then you may be able to make a claim for compensation for an injury arising out of the employer’s omission.
Time limit to make a claim
You generally have three years from the date of accident to bring a claim, although there are a few exceptions, which our legal team will be able to advise you upon.
If you, a family member, or a friend have been injured due to the failure of a third party to supply you and/or them with the correct protective equipment and you would like to make a claim for compensation please speak to a member of our Personal Injury (PI) team on Freephone: 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no-obligation chat or complete the request a call back form and we will call you.