Factories everywhere produce goods every single day. Some produce food while others produce car parts or parts for other industries completely. In order to make sure as many goods as possible are produced in a short period of time, various pieces of equipment will be used to automate various parts of the process. It is rare that someone could be injured by faulty factory equipment, but at the same time it is always a potential thing that could happen.
For this to occur, a lack of health and safety measures would normally have to be in place. Fortunately, very few factory owners are negligent in this way, and as such, few workers would ever find themselves in a position to be injured.
How serious could injuries caused in a factory be?
The presence of equipment and machinery in a factory means there is always a chance someone might potentially be injured if that equipment and machinery is not fit for purpose. While it is uncommon for something like this to happen, it only takes a lack of maintenance to increase the odds of it occurring.
Many items of factory equipment will have safety guards and cut-out switches that vastly reduce the odds of something going wrong. For instance, if someone puts their hand in a certain place, the machinery should cut out, preventing an accident from occurring. Similarly, if a guard is in the right place, no one should be able to put their hand in the way of the moving parts. You can imagine what might happen if this isn’t the case.
Contacting people who can help
Needless to say, injuries caused in this way could change a person’s life, and not for the better. Some have lost fingers and even limbs as a result of being injured by faulty factory equipment. Even if your injuries are not this bad, the likelihood of negligence being the cause of that accident could mean you have a chance to make a compensation claim with our help.
By calling the team working for Accident Advice Helpline, your claim could be taken on by one of our professional injury compensation lawyers. The process could begin by you making a simple phone call – completely free, of course – to 0800 689 0500. That’s all it takes to find out more about your particular case. Doesn’t it make sense to phone us?
Date Published: June 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead