Factory work falls into many different categories. While many factory workers work on conveyor belts, watching and checking items that come past them and perhaps removing those that are not up to standard, others perform very different tasks.
Other machines will do other things such as putting lids on jars and labels on packets. All these machines must be kept in good condition and should be safe to use, no matter where they are on the factory floor.
You may not think working at height is something many people would do in a factory. However in reality, working at height doesn’t have to involve a significant height. Take a machine for example that requires the operator to stand on a platform to reach the controls and monitor the work the machine is doing. In this case they may still have a nasty fall if they slipped or fell off the platform they are standing on.
How much could you get in factory fall compensation?
This would depend on a variety of different factors. For example the severity of the injuries you incurred would play a significant part. Two broken fingers and some bruising will not bring the same award as a broken leg, broken vertebrae and concussion. If someone were to be paralysed in a fall, or receive serious head injuries, this could bring more compensation – and rightly so.
Most people will consult a professional injury compensation lawyer if they believe their injuries were caused by negligence in some way. This is usually a good move because a lawyer will have experience and an understanding of the situations that may arise that could warrant compensation being paid.
How might factory fall compensation help you?
Some injuries can be relatively minor and do not take long to heal. However more serious injuries will lead to a period of time off work. In the most severe cases individuals may have to rethink their lives and careers because of the severity of the injuries they have suffered. The loss of a limb, a loss of feeling or even paralysis would clearly have a marked effect.
Accident Advice Helpline is in a good position to ensure everyone is able to seek no-obligation advice when they need it most. If you call us now on 0800 689 0500 you can seek this advice too. Our experienced lawyers are ready to assist you if they can.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead