Factories can be dangerous places, but it doesn’t have to be that way. It’s an employer’s responsibility to ensure that their factory is a safe place to work. If you have been injured in a factory accident at work, you might find you’re eligible to make a personal injury claim for your pain and suffering. Common causes of factory accidents can often be avoided if employers are not negligent, and if they are, you don’t have to feel guilty about making a claim. Employers will have liability insurance in place to protect them in case an employee makes a personal injury claim.
How did your accident at work happen?
There are many different things which could cause an accident in a factory, and it depends what type of factory you’re working in (and the machinery/equipment used). But here are a few examples of some common causes of factory accidents:
- Wet floors causing slips, for example if something is spilt and not cleaned up
- Poor lighting on the factory floor could cause a tripping accident
- Machinery with moving parts but no guardrails could lead to clothing or limbs
- Becoming caught in the moving parts, resulting in crush injuries
- Manual handling injuries can be caused by lack of training in lifting and moving bulky or heavy objects in factories
- Objects falling from height – for example boxes of stock dropping from machinery or falling off a conveyor belt and hitting somebody
- Injuries caused by industrial ovens, for example being trapped inside whilst cleaning it and suffering serious burns
However you have been injured in a factory, you’re entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation if somebody else is to blame.
How to make a claim for compensation
Obviously your first priority after an accident at work is to get the medical attention you need. Once you are on the road to recovery, it’s a good time to think about getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline, to make a claim for personal injury compensation. Common causes of factory accidents could lead to somebody else at your place of work being injured, and negligent employers should be held accountable for their actions.
So give us a call on 0800 689 0500 to find out now if you have a viable claim. It’s free to call us, and because our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, you don’t even need to worry about shelling out for expensive upfront legal fees, as there are none.
Date Published: May 12, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton