Anyone who works or has worked in a factory knows they are not the safest environments to be in. They have lots of machinery and equipment, some of which can be very dangerous especially if you have not received proper training on how to use it.
To add to this, factories are incredible busy places, usually with lots of noise and sometimes even reduced vision due to dust and dirt. As a result of this, there are many types of different accident that can occur in a factory setting, such as accidents involving machinery and equipment.
One of the most common of these is fall accidents, which we at Accident Advice Helpline see quite regularly. As we have 15 years’ experience in the industry we have a great success rate when it comes to claiming compensation for our customers. To see how much you could be owed for fall injuries in a factory, log onto our website and look at our 30-second claim calculator.
Causes of factory falls
There are many reasons why a worker might trip and fall within a factory; here you will find the most common causes of fall injuries in a factory that we see at Accident Advice Helpline, these include:
- Trips and falls on the stairs. This is a common workplace accident which happens regularly in factories. This is especially the case in factories that do not properly maintain their stairs to ensure there is nothing placed on the steps that could cause an accident
- Falls on various obstacles on the floor within the factory. Tripping hazards are dangerous anywhere, but more so in a busy factory
- Safety measures not being taken to guard the safety of workers; this includes things like the correct warning signs being displayed.
Injuries from factory falls
This type of accident can cause an array of fall injuries in a factory, including:
- Mild injuries such as cuts, grazes and bruises
- Head and brain injuries which could potentially be life-threatening and lead to long-term brain damage
- Back and spinal cord injuries that could cause temporary or potentially even permanent mobility issues
- Internal injuries which could also potentially be life-threatening, including internal bleeding, broken ribs and punctured organs
- Psychological injuries which includes stress, depression and anxiety, all of which can prevent you from leading a normal life
Contacting Accident Advice Helpline couldn’t be easier, simply call now on 0800 689 0500 to see how much you could be owed.
With a no win, no fee policy and no upfront costs you won’t have to pay anything if your claim is not successful. You have nothing to lose and everything to gain from enquiring.
Date Published: July 8, 2015
Author: Rob Steen