Most of the food we buy nowadays is packaged before we have a chance to even look at it. This helps keep the food safe from potential contamination; it also provides a chance for it to be marketed in the best possible way. It also means thousands of people working in food packaging factories have a secure job to go to each day to ensure the packaging process continues as it should.
For the most part these workers will never be in a position to suffer potential food packaging injuries. This is simply because their employers take every conceivable step and precaution to ensure their workers are safe and are never in any potential danger. When this is not the case and an injury does occur, there could be a chance the individual concerned may be able to lodge a claim for compensation.
How serious can food packaging injuries be?
It depends on what happens. Some injuries are relatively minor but there have been isolated cases where people have lost digits or suffered from crush injuries as a consequence of what has occurred. While it is rare to suffer any kind of injury there should always be careful attention paid to the circumstances that are present when something does go wrong. Indeed, many incidents can be prevented through the regular use of risk assessments.
In cases where a risk assessment has not been done, or has been done inadequately, there is the chance for someone to make a claim for compensation following their injuries. No amount of compensation will make up for an injury but it can potentially help the injured person adjust to what happened, particularly if the injury was severe.
Working safely in the packaging industry
Thankfully the vast number of employers in this industry do everything they can to ensure they are complying with all health and safety rules. It is only when this does not occur that the situation arises for a potential incident to happen.
Accident Advice Helpline knows how unfortunate a situation this can be. If you’ve suffered some kind of injury, don’t delay in calling us for free on 0800 689 0500. This will provide you with the best chance of seeking no-obligation advice that could lead to starting up a compensation claim. Don’t you want to know the truth behind what occurred in your accident at work?
Date Published: May 30, 2015
Author: Rob Steen