If you work in a factory, what you can see from this video will not be new to you. You will already be aware they can be extremely dangerous places to be. It is vital health and safety regulations are implemented and followed in order to avoid a factory accident happening – let’s face it, they are there to protect you. The consequences of a factory accident can be very serious and can lead to workers suffering severe injuries or even death.
There are a number of things that can cause a factory accident
Here are some of the most common causes of injuries and accidents in the workplace:
Machinery – If you are using machinery you should be trained in how to use it correctly at all times. Accidents at work involving machinery account for a high level of personal injury claims. Injuries such as white finger and repetitive strain injuries can easily be caused by defective machinery or using machinery incorrectly.
Forklift trucks – You must be fully trained and hold the relevant qualifications to drive a forklift truck. You must always ensure you are given the correct personal protective equipment and that the vehicles themselves are regularly inspected.
Trips, slips and falls – Spillages are common place in most factory environments and can easily lead to a factory accident. Most companies will have a procedure in place to check for spillages and cleaning them up when they occur.
Heavy lifting – Lifting heavy objects should be avoided at all times, but in a factory environment, sometimes that’s not possible. Lifting a heavy item incorrectly or without the appropriate training can lead to injury. It’s the company’s responsibility to ensure you know just how to lift a heavy object, if they don’t, you may be entitled to make a factory accident compensation claim.
What to do if you’ve suffered an injury at work
You need good representation when it comes to your compensation claim and choosing the right company is vital. Accident Advice Helpline deal with an array of work related injury claims. They have more than thirteen years’ experience in handling compensation cases. They can help you receive the compensation you are entitled to.
They will compile all the evidence they need from you and let you know if they think you have a strong case.
Their friendly, professional advisers are available on their free-phone helpline, which is answered 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 and they work purely on a no win, no fee basis.