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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

    Construction site accident YouTube 1

    Construction side accident YouTube 1

    Introduction to factory accidents in the workplace

    With more and more focus on being safe in the working environment, factory accidents are still, all too often a regular occurrence. This is largely due to the machinery individuals are operating that could lead to a factory accident compensation claim.

    This is especially the case if the incident was not your fault. Yet this does not detract from the care required in using certain types of equipment.

    Common factory accidents

    There are a number of different factory related accidents at work that take place and involve a host of different scenarios. This category includes the likes of objects that fall from a great height as well as someone getting trapped under a forklift truck or van.

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    In addition to this, you need to be careful of various slippery floors that could prove to be hazardous not to mention leaky spillages and even workers running over your feet.

    Forklift trucks in the workplace

    If you are working in a large factory where there are several trucks driving around you need to take extra care. This is certainly the case if you are working as part of a large retail outlet, an industrial company, a big furniture company or even a garden centre.

    This is where large objects have to be loaded and delivered with only the use of a forklift truck. In this way, as forklifts are extremely quick there is the potential for an accident in the factory due to its sheer size and dangerous metal protrusions.

    Possible claims in the YouTube clip – construction site accident YouTube 1

    Although workplace accidents may cause some rib tickling from fellow colleagues or big bosses, there is always danger to take into consideration. Check out 01:20 from this particular video on YouTube to see precisely the reason why.

    Here we see a reckless forklift driver carelessly drive over a workers foot. The construction accident YouTube 1 should show how important it is to be focused on what you are doing at all times.

    Right to claim

    When it comes to assessing the fault in this situation, this is clearly the driver’s responsibility and therefore the `victim` may be entitled to a work accident claim. However it would be necessary to  prove the forklift driver was operating the vehicle in a dangerous way with no care or consideration among other issues.

    Accident Advice Helpline can assist in determining who is at fault whilst identifying if you can claim for compensation. With more than 10 years of experience, simply talk to one of their experienced advisers on the phone 24 hours a day.

    Date Published: October 21, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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