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Home > News > Personal Injury News

2nd June 2006

How to sue the right company when work equipment breaks and injures you

Dangerous Work Equipment

The law can be quite complicated on who to sue when work equipment breaks and injures you.

The most important recent case is called "Hammond v Commissioner of the Police for the Metropolis" where the Court of Appeal said the employer could not be blamed when an employee was working on a piece of equipment brought from outside, which broke while at work, causing injury.

Accident at Work

Bearing this is in mind in a recent trial we acted for someone employed as a maintenance fitter.

He was injured when repairing a truck owned by another company. The steps and grab handle fitted to the chassis broke as he climbed down from the truck.

We sued the owner of the truck as well as the employer to protect our client's legal position.

The Judge found there were breaches of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 and negligence in the defective steps owned by the truck owner and found for our client against them.

Compensation Claim

If you have had an accident at work and would like to know if you are entitled to compensation, contact Clear Answers now for accurate accident claim advice.

Telephone us now on 0800 783 9019 or complete one of our online compensation claim forms.

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