Faulty machinery can be very dangerous. Even a small machine can cause severe damage to the human body. When this happens, it’s vital that you know your rights and what to do to get compensated for your injury.
Construction Machinery Injuries
Construction sites are hazardous by nature. That’s why protective gear and proper safety training is necessary for all who work in and around these locations. What happens when a machine on a job site harms you or someone you know? The first step is to get first aid. Once that’s done, and you are capable, alert your employer, so they are aware an incident has occurred.
You can submit a workers compensation claim through your employer or WorkCover (if you were working when the accident happened). You should lodge a claim within 60 days of injury or you may be refused workers’ compensation. A common law negligence claim can also be made if your employer was at fault or was negligent, and that caused your injury. Make sure you lodge your “common law” claim quickly to ensure that you are within the 3 year time limit for compensation.
Faulty Product Injuries
What if your injury did not occur at work, but while using a product that was faulty? You can still receive funds to cover your medical expenses, loss of income and more by lodging a product liability claim. This is a different process to a workers’ compensation claim.
If you were injured by faulty machinery, now is the time to seek legal assistance. Contact Carew Lawyers now to discuss your case and begin the process of financial recovery.