Working in a factory has never exactly been considered safe; in fact it is probably one of the most dangerous environments to work in. Not only are they noisy places where it is difficult to communicate, but there is also often reduced visibility due to dirt and dust flying around in the air. Furthermore, there is lots of equipment and machinery that is difficult to use and can cause serious, even fatal injuries. These injuries may be eligible for a compensation claim; we at Accident Advice Helpline have successfully helped many victims to seek the compensation that they deserve.
Types of factory injuries
There are many injuries a victim of a factory accident could find themselves suffering, one of the most common of which is injuries to the arm. Arm injuries in a factory are particularly common as it is usually these limbs that get trapped in machines or equipment, and we also put out arms out to steady or protect ourselves in the event of a fall or other danger. Other types of factory injuries include head and/or brain injuries from blows to the head caused by falling items or large moving parts; spinal cord or back injuries which may cause some short- or long-term mobility issues; leg and limb injuries which may even result in amputations.
Internal injuries such as broken ribs or damage to internal organs may be life-threatening if not properly treated. To add to these physical injuries the victim might also begin suffering from psychological problems such as depression, anxiety or stress due to the accident.
Causes of factory injuries
The causes of arm injuries in a factory are numerous as there are so many hazards, but the most common causes are:
- Falls and trips where the victim lands on their arm and breaks, fractures or dislocates it
- Where the victim is not wearing the correct protective equipment, such as gloves, and therefore, burns or hurts their arm, or potentially gets dangerous chemicals on it
- Using machinery and equipment that is particularly large and dangerous and somehow being involved in an accident; this could be because you weren’t trained to use the equipment properly
If the cause of the accident in which you sustained injuries was not your fault you may be eligible to claim compensation. Begin your compensation claim today by contacting us now on 0800 689 0500, where our friendly team are waiting to answer your questions.
Date Published: July 27, 2015
Author: Rob Steen