Fingers can always get in the way of things we’re doing and end up being injured in the process. While injuries often repair themselves with no lasting effects, this isn’t always the case.
Factory finger injuries in particular could potentially be more serious, especially with the amount of machinery involved in many factory jobs.
Employers should always ensure they provide ample training to all their factory employees. For example if someone is required to use a piece of machinery they should be trained in how to do so safely.
The machinery should also be maintained regularly so it does not pose any risks. Some accidents occur because of a lack of safety mechanisms, or because they have been disabled in some manner.
Squashed or severed fingers
Factory finger injuries can potentially happen if someone isn’t handling something properly. For example they might get caught between the roller and conveyor belt of a machine if the individual has never been trained on how to use it.
In other cases they might get squashed fingers if they have something dropped on them or they are not lifting a box or other weight properly due to a lack of training.
Severed fingers can also potentially occur with some pieces of machinery. Safety mechanisms should always prevent this from happening but occasionally – thankfully rarely – things can go wrong.
How would you manage if you lost a finger in an accident?
The majority of factories are perfectly safe to work in and the health and safety standards will be very high indeed. However things can happen and if you were the one to lose a finger, or lose feeling in your finger after an accident, you might wonder whether you can redress the balance in some way.
After all, you may have to live the rest of your life missing one or more fingers, or missing the feeling in one or more fingers. Other injuries might incur severe scarring too.
If anything like this has happened to you while doing a factory job, you have a chance to see whether a compensation claim might work. Call us here at Accident Advice Helpline now. Our experts are waiting for your call on: 0800 689 0500.
If you have a good case we might be able to pass you along to a professional injury compensation lawyer. That’s why you should call now.
Date Published: August 13, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead