Factories turn out products of all kinds every single day. This happens on production lines and there are many workers performing all kinds of tasks to ensure the lines run according to plan. Of course there will be other people working in other areas of the factory too, perhaps as cleaners, cooks and even office workers near the factory areas themselves.
Injuries can happen in any job, no matter how safe the premises and processes are. However there are occasions when things happen because someone has been negligent. For example if the employer does not take proper action to prevent accidents from occurring, they could be found negligent if a factory worker suffers an injury of some kind.
How can injuries happen and what types of injury are involved?
All kinds of possibilities might come into play here. For example, if workers are using machinery without safety guards present, they might catch their hands or fingers in the working parts of the machine, damaging them in the process.
If the floor is not kept clean and tidy there could be all manner of slip and trip hazards present that could cause injury. A lack of attention to health and safety can cause problems in the offices attached to the main factory too. One computer lead left out in the open could cause someone to trip over as a result.
Even in the café or canteen there is the possibility that someone could be hurt. For example if no oven gloves were provided for staff to handle hot items and they had to use tea towels instead, they might receive burns or scalds. As you can imagine, these can be painful.
Would injuries like this lead to factory staff injury compensation?
Every case is different. The facts and the situation would need to be assessed so the likelihood of winning factory staff injury compensation could be worked out.
There is never any firm way to work out the amount you might be likely to win – unless you contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Our team can possibly support you in a no win, no fee* court case to try and win factory staff injury compensation for you.
Call 0800 689 0500 to learn whether you could have a winning case to argue. If you do, we could help you every step of the way towards a successful conclusion.
Date Published: September 14, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Accident at work claim