Working on a production line is usually fast-paced, repetitive work, and with this kind of work it is important to take regular breaks, as a repetitive strain injury or musculoskeletal injury could occur. But that’s not the only hazard facing those working on a production line, whether you work in a factory producing electrical goods or in a food factory.
Injuries on a production line can range from minor to life-changing and if you’ve been involved in an accident at work, you could claim compensation by getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline – if your accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence.
With 15 years’ experience handling personal injury claims, our personal injury lawyers are here to help and we come highly recommended by our patron, Dame Esther Rantzen, who you may know from TV.
Working on a production line – what are the risks?
Most production line workers will come into contact with a range of machinery with moving parts throughout their working day, and it’s this machinery that puts workers at the greatest risk of injuries on a production line. Here are just a few of the types of accident and injuries we have handled claims for over the years:
- Crush injuries to hands and arms after becoming trapped in moving parts of machinery
- Fatalities or serious injuries after hair or loose clothing becomes trapped in machinery
- Severe burns from industrial ovens
- Lacerations from faulty machinery or moving belts
- Broken bones, cuts and bruises from faulty machinery
- Facial and eye injuries from broken machinery where debris flies out
As you can see, there are any number of things that could go wrong whilst working on a production line – although you could even suffer injuries such as a back injury from a slip or trip in the factory building.
However you have been injured, you’ve probably needed some time off work to make a full recovery, and we’ll take this loss of wages into account when assessing your claim for personal injury compensation.
How has your life changed?
It may be that you’ve been able to return to work after a few weeks or months off but in the case of more serious injuries, your whole life may have changed after your accident. Serious crush injuries may mean you need surgery or you could even have a limb amputated and find yourself unable to work again. Claiming personal injury compensation can help you to cover any household bills as well as pay for medical treatment you may need, now and in the future.
We’ll also take into account future loss of earnings if you have been left permanently disabled after your accident. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 for confidential, no-obligation advice, however you have been injured.
Date Published: September 1, 2015
Author: Paula Beaton