Inadequate Protective Equipment Claims

What is An Accident Due to Inadequate Protective Equipment?

For some people who work in a dangerous or hazardous environment, their employers are required to provide them with adequate protective equipment that protects them from dangers arising from the workplace. Such equipment could include masks, goggles, gloves, overalls, ear defenders or hard hats. If you are provided with protective equipment that is inadequate then it may be defective and in a poor condition, it may not be suitable for the hazards present in your workplace or it may not fit you properly and cause you discomfort. Your employer must ensure that the protective equipment that you have been provided with is adequate and fit for purpose at all times. If you are working with inadequate protective equipment there is likely to be an increased risk to you of harm caused by an accident or incident. In this case, your employer will have been negligent.


What may I be entitled to if I have been involved in an Accident Due to Inadequate Protective Equipment?

The expert team of solicitors at T G Baynes will ensure you get the compensation you are entitled to. It is understandable that whilst no amount of money will relieve the pain of the injuries you received from being involved in an accident due to inadequate protective equipment, any settlement you receive is able to go towards paying any private medical bills you may have incurred, expenses you’ve gathered from going to and from hospital appointments as a result of the accident, as well as any loss of earnings, both in the past and in the future.

Due to the unique nature of a claim resulting from an accident due to inadequate protective equipment, it is hard to give an exact figure of what you may be entitled to, but your T G

Baynes solicitor will be able to give you further information as your claim progresses.


How do I make an Accident Due to Inadequate Protective Equipment compensation claim?

To make a claim you will need to start it within three years of being injured, but we do suggest that you contact us as soon as is reasonably possible after your accident, as from our experience we will often need to gather a large amount of evidence which can sometimes take time. T G Baynes’ expert team of solicitors will meet with you and gather all facts and evidence relating to your accident. We understand that it may be difficult for you to go over the details of the incident on numerous occasions, which is why we take as much detail from you as we can when we first meet you.  Once all the facts have been provided, we will guide you through the process of making a claim and advise what we can do on your behalf to ensure your claim is successful. Our team of solicitors will listen to your needs and concerns, advising you of the most appropriate process to follow to ensure the right result for you, whilst ensuring you are given all the facts you need to make informed decisions about your claim.

T G Baynes can offer No Win No Fee Agreements (CFAs) on qualifying cases. To make an appointment, please call any of our offices on 020 8301 7777 /  01689 886000 / 01322 295555 or email