The importance of personal protective equipment (PPE or, for short) to work is enormous. There are certain risks and hazards in work that mean so much the only form of protection against injuries to employers is the team must provide their employees. The obligation rests with the employer to pay and provide the right equipment and maintain equipment and replace equipment as necessary to do so.
For example – if you need to manually handle hazardous materials such as metal cutting, hot liquids, chemicals, or anything that may cause any harm or suffering to you, your employer must give the proper equipment such as gloves to protect injury. Gloves in such scenarios should be adapted as well – to be strong enough to ensure that the hardware can not be resolved through heavy gloves or a retardant heat sufficient to prevent materials or hot liquids from combustion through them.
The team should also be available for use of this. Taking the example of the gloves again – to use if there is no provision to suit you, or if the gloves prevent you from working, or if there are limited quantities of some employees leave protection.
Here’s another classic example – helmets or hard hats on a construction site. You’ve probably seen the signs outside of the entrances to construction sites to prevent access to anyone who is not wearing a helmet or goggles, or a high visibility jacket. That’s all for a very good reason – the potential dangers associated with construction materials fall or blows to the head can leave someone a serious injury.
So – what can you do if you are injured at work for personal protective equipment at work? Perhaps one of the following scenarios are important to you:
The EPP has not provided sufficient or not at all protect against injury
The EPP has been poorly maintained and not to protect
The EPP was given was the wrong type of PPE do not provide protection, it must have been
Does not come with any PPE in all
There was no proper PPE for both work
You have not been properly trained in the use of PPE to provide complete protection you need to do
If none of this applies to you, or you are not sure whether you can have a claim or not, call our toll free helpline 0800 634 75 75 claims for legal advice or you need to start your claim immediately.
The great thing about UK law and labor law is that your employer is legally required to have liability insurance to employers that can be ordered from injury and loss. Better yet, which covers legal fees – so you will receive 100% of your compensation with the right attorney to represent you in a dead end, without retribution.
It is also protected by law to apply – ie its position can be affected at all because you are applying. In fact, we find most employers today are very happy for you to make a claim, as have insurance in place for the whole purpose of advertising! So you have nothing to worry about everything.