No matter what type of factory you work in, from producing electrical goods to working on the production line for a food factory, you’re coming into contact with industrial machinery on a daily basis. When you think about it, there is the risk of injury every time you go to work – but you trust your employer to keep you safe in the workplace. But when things go wrong in a factory, you could be seriously injured, and making a claim for factory electric shock compensation is definitely an option if the worst has happened.
Is your employer keeping you safe?
An injury sustained at work could leave your employer held liable for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings. Which means Accident Advice Helpline could help you claim factory electric shock compensation on a 100% no win, no fee* basis. Your employer should provide you with personal protective equipment if you are working with machinery that could cause an electric shock, such as shoes with an insulating sole or insulating mats to prevent you from being shocked.
You could receive an electric shock from faulty machinery whilst working on a production line or whilst attempting to repair machinery. Bear in mind that the current running through industrial machinery will normally be of a higher voltage than electrical outlets in domestic homes, which means you could suffer more serious injuries from an electric shock in a factory. Electric shock could cause burns, chest pain and even breathing difficulties – you could even suffer head or spinal injuries or broken bones if you are thrown clear of the current.
High-voltage shocks could cause tissue or organ damage which could be permanent and affect your quality of life. If you think your employer hasn’t done all they could have to keep you safe, then why not find out if you’re eligible to make a personal injury claim?
Are all personal injury claims successful?
No, but you can improve your chances of a successful claim by choosing an experienced law firm which specialises in personal injury claims. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping factory workers claim compensation for many years and we’re proud to have been endorsed by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen. So if you think you could have a viable personal injury claim, or if you want to talk to somebody about your accident at work in more detail, just pick up the phone and call 0800 689 0500 to speak to one of our personal injury advisors for confidential, no-obligation advice.
Date Published: October 28, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton