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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Compensation for injured packaging workers


    Compensation for injured packaging workers

    Unless you happen to work for a packaging firm, you probably don’t think too much about packaging. However, you will realise that letters, magazines and parcels of all shapes and sizes are sent out daily to customers, and they all require packaging of some kind. Unless the business involved is a very small one, there is every chance that packaging equipment is used to make the job faster and easier.

    For the most part, employers provide proper training to those who have to use this equipment. They will teach them how to operate the equipment safely and how to deal with any problems that may arise. There should be adequate guards in place on these machines too to prevent hands, fingers or any other part of the body becoming caught in moving machinery. It is instances where any of these aspects are forgotten that injured packaging workers end up calling Accident Advice Helpline.

    Proper maintenance and procedures

    All machines require regular maintenance if they are to run smoothly. If this doesn’t happen, there could be a chance that someone using the machines may be in potential danger. In one case, a young man severely injured his arm when using a machine where no proper guards were in place.

    Accident Advice Helpline have handled cases where similar things have occurred. A lack of guarding, no proper risk assessment and poorly maintained equipment may all have the potential to lead to an accident taking place. Needless to say, this would not be good news for anyone who was using the machine at the time.

    An accident waiting to happen

    In some cases it comes to light that unsafe procedures have been used for some time. In these cases, it is almost surprising there have not been more injured packaging workers in the past. After any incident like this, the Health and Safety Executive will generally launch an investigation to see what happened to determine whether the laws were breached.

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    If you have suffered from an accident at work in similar circumstances, it is always prudent to get no-obligation advice from Accident Advice Helpline. Our enquiry line is free to call on 0800 689 0500 and there is always someone here to take your call. Alternatively, why not try taking our 30-second online test to determine if you might have a claim?

    Date Published: May 12, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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