Factories produce all kinds of things, both large and small, on a daily basis. Numerous goods and parts will be delivered to the factory on a regular basis, and will need to be checked in before they are used throughout the factory to produce the end product.
There should be proper lifting and moving equipment in use to make this easy. If not, there is a chance that factory back injuries may potentially occur.
Back injuries can be problematic and painful. In some instances they can occur through incorrect lifting procedures. Proper training should always be given in this instance, since there is a chance that without it, injuries could be potentially more likely to happen.
Preventing factory back injuries
When employees are given proper training on how to lift things safely, this will reduce the chances of back injuries occurring. In addition there could be situations where employees know how to lift specific things but they are not given the proper equipment to do it with. This may force them to lift something inappropriately, and this in turn will lead to a greater chance of suffering an injury.
Injuries of this nature might also occur if someone has been involved in an accident in a factory. For example they might be hurt if a heavy load were to fall on them. If boxes are poorly stacked in a storage area and they fell on an employee as they walked past, they would almost certainly be knocked to the floor. This in turn might lead them to suffer back injuries.
Could these injuries prevent you working in the future?
While many back injuries are minor and can repair themselves in due course, others are more serious. Some people may be left with problems as a result of an injury they suffered, such as muscular stiffness or an inability to have the full range of movement they had before.
As you can imagine, suffering an injury like this at work because you didn’t have proper training or equipment with which to do your job can be frustrating. As such you should consider whether you want to make a no win, no fee claim to try and get compensation awarded. Accident Advice Helpline could help you do this on 0800 689 0500. Just call now – it’s free to do so and it could lead to positive consequences.
Date Published: August 13, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead