Most people would be self-conscious if they suffered a facial injury of some kind. It could also have a profound effect on your life. After all, your eyes, nose and mouth could all be affected by the injury, depending on how bad it is.
Factory facial injuries don’t happen too often, but when they do the person who suffers them can end up feeling very upset and self-conscious about what has happened. It may not occur to them initially that someone else might have been to blame for the accident occurring in the first place. They will be more concerned with the outcome, any treatment required and also the prospects for the future, and of course of any scarring that might be present.
Reasons why factory facial injuries could happen
Most if not all factories have machinery of some kind that is in use throughout each day. Very little is done by hand now and as such the workers will need to be trained on how to use the particular machines they will be using throughout the day. They should also be given proper safety equipment if there is any potential danger associated with the work they do.
Facial injuries might be sustained if someone is using a machine that is not in good condition. For example they might end up being hit in the face if a piece of metal shears off, or if an item on the conveyor belt gets stuck in the machine and a piece flies out towards the workers. These are just examples of course – other potential accidents could happen as well.
How can factory facial injuries be prevented?
We already know that proper training, protective equipment and regular maintenance of machinery will go a long way towards preventing anything from going wrong. However we should also point out that regular risk assessments will also help minimise any danger that might potentially crop up.
Most factory employers will undertake such assessments regularly and take all the necessary steps to virtually eradicate the chances of accidents like this happening at all.
Of course if you have been unlucky and you have already been injured, Accident Advice Helpline could well be your next port of call. Our free enquiry line has already helped many people find the best solution to their situation. Call now on 0800 689 0500 for information on compensation possibilities.
Date Published: August 13, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead