In factories where packaging takes place, the entire process is usually automated in order to make it as quick and smooth as possible. In this way, hundreds of packages can be created in an hour – sometimes thousands, depending on the equipment used and what is being packaged.
Fortunately, few packaging factory accidents take place nowadays. The presence of strong health and safety laws have made sure of this. Packaging factory accidents can potentially be quite serious if they do occur, as the experts here at Accident Advice Helpline know. We have dealt with incidents where people have received injuries to their hands and arms as a result of getting caught in machinery, where this should not have been possible.
What can happen in packaging factory accidents?
For the most part, machines in such factories are perfectly safe to use. They should have safety guards on them to protect people while using them, and these individuals should be properly trained in how to use them as well. There should also be procedures stipulating that machinery should always be switched off when it is being cleaned, repaired or maintained in any way. If this is not the case, the potential for an accident is much higher.
Unfortunately, some employers (although thankfully they are very few in number) still cut corners. In these cases, there could be a heightened chance of a potential accident happening. Our experts have come across such cases where negligence is found to be the cause of an accident in the first place.
Proper risk assessments should always be completed before anyone uses any piece of machinery. These highlight any potential risks that might be present and provide ways in which to combat those risks. This alone should reduce the odds that anything should ever go wrong.
Accident Advice Helpline have more than 15 years’ experience of dealing with claims just like these. We couldn’t be easier to get in touch with, either — our freephone number is 0800 689 0500, which is open 24 hours a day, so you will always be able to call whenever it suits you best. Try us now and see whether we could put you in touch with a professional injury compensation lawyer to support a no win no fee case.
Date Published: May 12, 2015
Author: David Brown