Working in a factory shouldn’t be dangerous. Whether you work in a clothes manufacturing factory or a food processing plant, it’s up to your employer to ensure you’re safe at work. But what does that actually mean? Well, they should ensure their premises are safe, that any equipment or machinery you’re using is safe to use and that you’ve received the training necessary to carry out your job without putting yourself or others at risk.
If you’ve been injured whilst working at a factory and you think your employer has been negligent, you can trust Accident Advice Helpline to get you the dangerous factory work compensation you deserve. In fact, we’ve helped hundreds of workers claim compensation since we were established in 2000, and you could be next in line to make a 100% no win, no fee claim for dangerous factory work compensation.
What caused your accident?
Perhaps you’ve been injured by another employee who wasn’t properly trained to use dangerous equipment or machinery; for example if you’ve been hit by a forklift truck whilst working in a factory. Or maybe you have had your fingers amputated after suffering crush injuries caused by faulty machinery at the factory you work at. Whatever has happened, if your employer is responsible, you can make a claim for personal injury compensation and Accident Advice Helpline will gather evidence to prove they are liable.
Repetitive strain injury is common amongst factory workers, but taking regular breaks can help. If your employer has insisted you work unusually long shifts or you haven’t been allowed breaks and you suffer an injury as a result, you could find yourself in line for a personal injury settlement. Crush injuries are also common amongst factory workers who are often working with heavy machinery with moving parts. Getting your hand trapped in a machine could lead to crushed fingers and damage to tendons and ligaments which may mean you’re unable to work in future. Or perhaps you’ve suffered a back or head injury after slipping on a wet floor in a food factory. Even seemingly minor accidents like this could lead to serious injuries that could mean time off work and loss of earnings.
Get the compensation you deserve
Negligent employers who don’t care about the safety of their employees deserve to be held accountable for their actions (or inaction). That’s why Accident Advice Helpline is here, to make sure factory workers get the compensation they deserve. Whether you’ve suffered a life-changing injury or minor injuries, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim, so call our freephone helpline today on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton