Grinder Accident Compensation

Your employer has a legal obligation to ensure you are safe while using an angle grinder. These tools are used in a variety of different workplaces and can result in a variety of different injuries. If you have been injured or scarred by an angle grinder because of someone else’s negligence then you may be able to claim compensation.

When are angle grinders most commonly used?

An angle grinder is a powerful cutting machine, they are mostly used for reshaping, cutting concrete, stone and metal as well as polishing and grinding.

 

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What can I do to try and avoid becoming injured?

Injuries you might suffer could include sprains, orthopaedic injuries, head injuries, cuts, paralysis or even death.

Your employer has a legal obligation to make sure that you are safe while using this machinery at your work. They must provide the correct training, provide the correct safety equipment, carry out risk assessments. You should not be using angle grinders at work if you are not trained. If you suffer an injury because your employer has failed to carry out a risk assessment or provide you with the correct safety equipment which results in you becoming injured then you may be able to claim compensation.

Can I claim for a grinder accident?

You may be entitled to claim for compensation. Our expert lawyers can advise you on the individual circumstances of your claim.

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What kind of injuries might I suffer?

Some of the most serious injuries you may suffer due to an angle grinder is eye injuries including blindness, burn injuries, amputation of limbs, cuts and abrasions and scarring.

 

Who would I claim against?

If your injury was due to another person’s negligence then you may be able to claim against them. If your injury was due to lack of training or not being provided with the correct safety equipment then you may be able to claim against your employer. Our lawyers will advise you once they know the details of your injury claim.

 

How much compensation will I be able to claim?

The amount of compensation you will be able to claim is dependent on the individual circumstances of your claim. Your lawyer will be able to advise you further as your claim progresses and more information has been obtained. You can claim for things such as loss of earnings if you are not able to work because of your injury, medical bills if you have had to seek private treatment, loss and enjoyment of life is also something else that you may be able to claim.

 

How long do I have to make a claim?

In Scotland you have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim. However, the best time to make a claim is as soon as you are able too.

 

 How long does a claim take?

There is no set time on how long it will take for you to settle your claim. This would all depend on the seriousness of your accident and your individual claim.

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