The manufacturing industry is demanding and employs hundreds of thousands of people in all kinds of different roles. While some of these roles are office-based others are on the factory floor, taking on jobs that involve operating machinery and other physical tasks. You won’t read about injured manufacturing staff in the papers very often, but you will occasionally learn of someone who has had an accident in this industry while at work.
Injured manufacturing staff may consider whether they would have a good case to make for compensation for their injuries. A lot would depend on how severe the injuries were and whether they have been able to fully recover from them or not. In some cases people are injured and have to live the rest of their lives with the consequences of that injury. This might be a rarity but it still has a profound effect on those involved when it does happen.
From small to more severe injuries
As in any situation, the potential is there for all manner of injuries to occur if something does go wrong. For example a straightforward slip or trip might result in bruises or possibly a broken bone or two for those affected. On the other hand if someone were to get their hand trapped in a piece of machinery, they might be facing crush injuries, broken bones and severe damage to tendons and ligaments as well.
It is this type of accident that could potentially be much harder to recover from fully. If this is the case the individual may find they are unable to return to the job they did before. In other cases people may be able to recover and work in another job, or they may not be able to recover at all. As you can imagine, there would be a greater potential for a higher compensation payment if negligence had led to the injury in the first place.
Keeping industry safe
The health and safety laws are there for very good reason – to ensure everyone is safe at work. In cases where people are injured at work, there will usually be an investigation into how the accident happened. This is always the case when the accident is a severe one.
Make sure you know whether you’re entitled to compensation today by calling Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for free now.
Date Published: May 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen