Thousands of people work in factories of all kinds throughout the week. Factories are very important in the UK and they come into play in a variety of industries. Cars are made in factories, but so are various food products. With conveyor belts and numerous other pieces of equipment in use, it goes without saying that safety is a very important feature to bear in mind.
Everyone working in a factory setting should be trained in the appropriate manner to ensure they can do their job safely. Health and safety features will hopefully be paramount and adhered to all the time. These elements will hopefully reduce the odds that anyone would be in potential danger of being injured.
What kinds of incidents might lead to factory injury compensation?
We should point out that it would be very rare for an incident or accident to happen in a factory of any kind. However with equipment, machinery and various tasks going on at any one time, there is the potential for things to go wrong on occasion. If this should occur, someone might be injured while doing their normal day’s work.
In this situation there could well be a possibility that factory injury compensation might be paid out as a result of making a case of this kind. For example it could be that someone gets their hand caught in machinery because no safety guard was present. Perhaps a fall would happen from a height because there was little to no protection against such a fall. Even someone receiving an injury because they were not issued with appropriate protective gear could result in a compensation claim meeting with success.
Assessing the likelihood of receiving compensation
If you have been injured to some degree while working in a factory, your first thought will be of your injury and how bad it is. Hopefully it won’t be something that affects you for life. However even if it isn’t that bad, you may still have been injured because your employer did not take adequate steps to protect you.
If you feel this is the case, calling Accident Advice Helpline would be a good move to make. Call the enquiry line free of charge now on 0800 689 0500. This is the best way to ensure you get a chance to make a claim on a no win, no fee basis.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead