Injuries at work may be a common occurrence, particularly for those who work in manual jobs which involve a lot of heavy lifting or machinery. This could be in a warehouse, a factory or in the construction industry and training should be given to all employees to reduce the risk of injury.
Health and safety training is a requirement for all employees and is the responsibility of the employer in order to reduce the risks involved with working in certain environments. Some environments have more potential hazards than others but the aim is to reduce the risks these hazards may have attached to them.
For example, poor manual handling skills may cause a back injury. It is also the responsibility of the employer to ensure that workplace equipment is regularly checked and that employees are given appropriate clothing to protect them from potential injury.
If an injury is sustained and it is due to lack of training, poor maintenance of machinery or equipment or a failure to provide protective equipment to employees, then your employer may be liable. If you work in a warehouse or food factory and have suffered a food factory injury that is someone else’s fault, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim.
Potential injuries in a food factory
Food factories contain a variety of potential hazards but these can be controlled by making regular checks on equipment and providing personal protective equipment where necessary. Machinery should be regularly maintained to ensure that it is in working condition and no parts are able to come loose, hurting someone in the process.
There should be training provided to people who work with certain machines and protective gloves or clothing should be provided. If you have suffered a food factory injury and wish to make a claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline.
How we can assist you
As a law firm which has been in operation for almost 14 years, Accident Advice Helpline can assist you in making a compensation claim for an accident that was someone else’s fault.
If you have sustained an injury that has caused you to take time off work, compensation can help you financially with the loss in wages. Call us on our free 24-hour helpline to discuss your claim with one of our helpful experts.
Date Published: November 13, 2014
Author: David Brown