Manufacturing is a major area of business today. All kinds of things are manufactured on a daily basis using all manner of machinery to get the job done as quickly as possible. While the majority of workplaces in these areas are very safe and run according to all the health and safety laws in force today, there are instances where accidents may occur. Manufacturing factory accidents can range from small ones to those that involve several people and involve more serious injuries as well.
When an accident occurs it is important to work out what caused it. Accident Advice Helpline has learned of cases where the Health and Safety Executive has discovered a breach of the health and safety laws, which would mean the employer was in some way negligent. Compensation may therefore, be paid to anyone who was injured under those circumstances.
What kinds of manufacturing factory accidents might occur?
Simple incidents might involve slips, trips and falls that could potentially have been prevented. For example if a spillage is not cleaned up anyone could slip over in it. In other cases people may be hurt by malfunctioning machinery, or machinery that does not have appropriate guards around it. These safety guards prevent anyone from getting their hands caught in the working parts of the machine.
Obviously larger pieces of equipment can potentially cause much worse injuries if the wrong circumstances are present and negligence has led to a higher risk of something going wrong. Thankfully Accident Advice Helpline deals with very few accidents of this type, so there are few incidents where things can happen.
Staying safe at work
Employers have a firm duty of care to protect everyone who works for them. By adhering to health and safety laws and ensuring there is no risk of anything going wrong, there should be few accidents and injuries to deal with in any workplace, the manufacturing industry included.
While accidents don’t happen very often, they do of course occur from time to time. Where negligence is eventually found to be the cause of something that goes wrong, the worker who is injured might have a good case to make for compensation. Consider a no win, no fee* claim with Accident Advice Helpline today – call us free on 0800 689 0500 now to speak with a trained advisor to see where you stand and what your chances are.
Date Published: May 19, 2015
Author: Rob Steen