A safe workplace in any industry should be a priority. However, in industries that utilise heavy machinery and equipment, ensuring employee safety is of paramount importance. As personal injury solicitors, we have seen firsthand the impact that workplace accidents and injuries can have.
Employers play a critical role in safeguarding their employees and preventing common injuries that can occur when using machinery at work. In this blog, we will explore best practices that employers should adopt to create a safe working environment and protect their valuable workforce.
Common Machinery-Related Injuries
Before diving into best practices, it’s essential to understand the types of injuries that can occur when handling machinery at work if safety practices are not in place. These injuries include but are not limited to:
- Crush Injuries – Caused by getting caught between moving parts of machinery or being struck by falling objects.
- Cuts and Lacerations – Resulting from contact with sharp edges or blades.
- Strains and Sprains – Arising from improper lifting or using machinery without proper ergonomics.
- Amputations – Caused by machinery without adequate guarding or safety features.
Get advice from expert personal injury solicitors
Whether you are an employer that is seeking advice after your employee has had an accident at work, or, you are an employee that wants to claim after receiving a workplace injury, we can help. Here at Thorneycroft Solicitors, we have a team of expert personal injury solicitors that specialise in workplace accidents.
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