A factory accident can happen in a variety of ways; including falls, slips or trips, being struck by vehicles or falling objects, getting cut by/ caught in machinery or being exposed to heat or chemicals.
Electrocutions, handling (carrying, lifting of heavy objects) and getting trapped under collapsing structures also cause many injuries from a factory accident.
In many cases, provision of adequate training in both use of machinery and safety procedures, as well as provision of necessary safety equipment may have prevented serious workplace injuries and even fatalities.
Video claim potential for a factory accident
It should be noted that the accidents in this video were staged, but in each scene, an example of a factory accident involving improper use of machinery and/ or lack of safe/ safety equipment is shown.Open Claim Calculator
Assessing responsibility – If these accidents had been real, the main questions in assessing fault would be:
- Were workers adequately trained in how to do the jobs they were doing?
- Were they were made aware of safety procedures?
- Was properly maintained, safe equipment and/ or safety equipment made available?
If these workplace accidents happened because training and/ or equipment were not provided, the respective employers would be held responsible for them. If workers ignored instructions and/ or safety equipment, they could be held responsible for the injuries to others.
Claim potentials – Workers injured through no fault of their own would have the right to claim for work injury compensation either from their employers or colleagues.
How to claim for injuries at work
Anyone who was injured by a work accident due to the fault of someone else is entitled to claim for compensation. This applies whether the responsible party was the employer or another worker.
The first step in initiating a potential claim is to call Accident Advice Helpline. The free-phone number is available 24/7. Advisers will first of all assess whether a claim is a viable option and likely to succeed.
Following this, a solicitor from Accident Advice Helpline with suitable experience in work injury claims will be assigned to the injured person.
Accident Advice Helpline is, by the way, not a compensation provider, but a law firm specialising in injury compensation claims.
The legal professional assigned to the claimant will then discuss the details of the incident with the claimant and initiate the claim.
As claims are dealt with on a no win – no fee basis, the claimant has to pay nothing until their claim is successful and they receive their compensation.