government help and benefits for people with injuries due to faulty/defective machinery
Government help and benefits are available for those injured by faulty or defective machinery, but will depend entirely on the nature and severity of the injuries you suffered.
If your injury was caused by a negligent employer and you have received state benefits as a result of your injuries you may wish to set up a personal injury trust that will protect your pay-out award while maintaining your entitlement to means tested state benefits.
Your trade union may be able to assist you with legal matters and can provide information about what benefits you may be entitled to, or at least point you in the right direction, and give you help in applying for them.
That support will be either means-tested, based on current income and savings, or based on your National Insurance contributions and an assessment of the level of your disability.
Means-tested benefits include income-related employment and support allowance, housing benefit and council tax relief. Benefits based on assessment of your disability can include personal independence payment and industrial injuries disablement benefit as well as help to buy or hire any specialist equipment you may need.