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Defective Equipment Claims in Northern Ireland

Defective equipment can cause serious, long-lasting injuries. If you have suffered an injury due to defective machinery, tools, or other equipment that your employer provided, you may have grounds to make a defective equipment claim in Northern Ireland.

Paschal O’Hare Personal Injury Solicitors have over 50 years of experience helping people who have been injured due to defective equipment and other accidents at work. Our solicitors understand, first hand, the devastation that accidents involving defective equipment can cause. That’s why we’re committed to helping you receive the compensation you deserve.

Defective Machinery Claims Specialists

Employees using faulty machinery or who received inadequate training on machines whilst at work are particularly vulnerable to a potentially debilitating injury. The types of injury sustained in such an accident can range in severity, however the most common are crushing injuries, lacerations and broken bones and more serious injuries might require amputation. These injuries can often come as a result of power tools and machines not being correctly serviced or not being used in the manner described in the user manual.

We are proud to be recognised as one of the best defective machinery claims solicitors in Northern Ireland. Our solicitors have helped employees recover the compensation they deserve for over 50 years. We can also help injured clients recover loss of earnings, receive specialist treatment and much more if the injuries were of a serious nature.

Who can make a defective machinery claim?

Individuals who sustain injuries due to malfunctioning machinery while at work typically possess the legal entitlement to pursue compensation. This entitlement extends beyond employees and extends to contractors, visitors, and any other individuals who suffer harm in a work environment.

The law in Northern Ireland requires employers to provide a safe working environment. This includes ensuring that machinery and equipment used is well maintained and employees are properly trained. The occurrence of an injury caused by faulty equipment may suggest potential negligence on the part of the employer.

Common Defective Machinery Injuries

Injuries from defective machinery can range from minor to severe. Some of the most common injuries include:

  • Cuts and lacerations 
  • Crush injuries
  • Burns
  • Electrocutions
  • Fractures 
  • Amputations
  • Eye injuries

Any injury that can be attributed to faulty, unsuitable, or damaged equipment may be grounds for a defective equipment claim. The physical and emotional impact of such injuries can be severe, leading to loss of income and possibly a decreased quality of life. Our injury solicitors will assess how the equipment’s state caused or contributed to your injury.

How much defective machinery injury compensation could you receive?

The amount of compensation you could receive for your defective machinery claim will depend on several factors, including the severity of your injury and the financial losses you could have suffered.

In Northern Ireland, compensation for personal injuries is divided into two areas: General Damages and Special Damages. General Damages compensate for the pain, suffering, and loss of amenity caused by the injury. Meanwhile Special Damages covers financial losses, such as loss of earnings.

While it’s difficult to give a specific figure without assessing your individual case, our injury solicitors can provide an estimated range based on previous similar cases and established legal guidelines.

Will it cost me anything to make a claim?

Typically, you don’t have to pay anything to make a claim. If your claim is successful, any costs will typically be covered by the opposing party.

We believe that everyone should have access to justice, regardless of their financial situation. If you suffered an injury at work and need to speak with a solicitor, contact our teams in Belfast, Glengormley, and Carrickfergus today. 

How can our defective machinery injury claim solicitors help?

Our solicitors are here to help with every single stage of the defective work equipment claims process.  We will start by offering a free consultation where we’ll assess your case and discuss the various options at your disposal. After gathering evidence, coordinating with medical experts, and engaging in negotiations with insurers, we will diligently strive to secure the maximum compensation on your behalf.

Our expert defective equipment claims solicitors have a proven track record of success. With over 50 years of experience helping Northern Ireland injury victims recover compensation, you can trust us to handle your claim effectively while you take time to heal.

We have the knowledge and resources to build the strongest defective equipment case possible. Our personal injury solicitors are standing by to help if you’ve been injured anywhere in Northern Ireland. Please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team to discuss your defective machinery injury claim.

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Patrick O’Hare

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