Working with heavy machinery in a factory can be dangerous, but it doesn’t have to be. Employers should take steps to minimise the risk of working with this type of machinery. Here are a few things your employer should do to prevent accidents from happening:
- Fit heavy machinery with moving parts (such as a belt or rollers) with guards – this could prevent crush injuries
- Ensure employees are trained in how to use specific machines and aware of the risks
- Ensure staff know how to clean and operate machinery safely – does it have to be turned off before cleaning or repairs take place?
- Make sure that machinery is regularly checked and well-maintained
A bit of time spent showing staff the correct way to operate machinery and ensuring that it is working properly could prevent accidents from happening. But if you’ve been injured by unguarded factory machinery, you could take action and make a claim for personal injury compensation against your employer. Accident Advice Helpline can help you claim – just call to speak to our personal injury advisors for confidential, no-obligation advice today.
How have you been injured?
Injuries caused by unguarded factory machinery could range from minor to severe, and if you have sustained any of the following injuries, claiming personal injury compensation may be an option that’s open to you:
- Crush injuries, such as a compound or comminuted fracture
- Cuts and bruises or severe lacerations
- Injuries to your arm or hands
These types of injuries can be life-changing – you’ll almost certainly need time off work to recover and may be unable to resume your previous job if you are suffering from ongoing chronic pain, problems lifting or nerve damage. Let us take the weight off your shoulders and help you claim personal injury compensation, which could cover your medical expenses and household bills whilst you focus on recovering from your injuries. Our lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee* basis, so that’s one less stress to worry about.
Get in touch
Want to find out if you’re eligible to make a claim for personal injury compensation? Perhaps you have questions about the claims process that you need answers to. Or maybe you’re interesting in seeing how much compensation you could receive? Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or take the 30-second test on our website right now, to see how much you could claim.
Date Published: June 12, 2015
Author: David Brown