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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

    The consequences of poor factory safety practices


    Factories come in all shapes and sizes. Some create food products, while others make cars. However, there is one thing that binds them all together, and that is the need for appropriate and thorough safety practices. The consequences of poor factory safety practices can be only too apparent in incidents where accidents have taken place.

    While such occurrences are very rare, thanks to the diligence displayed by the majority of factory employers, when they do happen, they have the potential to involve more than one person. Even when only one individual is injured, there is a chance they could suffer greatly as a result.

    How safe is the average factory?

    Very safe, in reality. However, there is always the chance that something could happen that leads to safety measures being substandard. For example, there can be few factories that don’t have a variety of pieces of machinery installed in them. Each piece of machinery must go through a series of maintenance checks on a regular basis. This will help identify any possible problems or repairs that need to be attended to before they have a chance to cause injury.

    Additionally, some people might be asked to use machinery without having received proper training beforehand. This can be potentially dangerous, particularly as there is no way of knowing whether their actions are the correct ones or not. They would not be aware of any potential hazards that might be present, and that can cause problems as well.

    How badly have you been injured?

    Some people think they can only claim compensation in situations where their injuries are particularly bad. This is not the case. If you have suffered the consequences of poor factory safety practices, you may be entitled to make a claim to seek compensation even if your injuries were relatively mild in nature and have healed since the accident happened.

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    As you can see, working out whether you have a right to claim can be challenging. That’s why it is good to know Accident Advice Helpline is here to provide you with the advice you would be looking for in this situation. All you need to do is call us on 0800 689 0500 to find out more. Even if you are completely unsure about your right to claim, we can provide all the answers you may need in this particular instance.

    Date Published: May 9, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

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