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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."

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    Overview of factory accidents in the workplace


    When it comes to factory accidents they are a lot more common than you may think. This is largely in part down to the heavy machinery usually being operated especially in larger companies that may require forklift trucks. This includes the likes of large furniture stores as well as garden centres and DIY stores.

    In this way, there is a much greater risk of a work accident claim given the requirement to transport goods from one location to another. If you have been injured as a result of a factory accident at work you may be entitled to work accident compensation.

    Introduction to factory accidents

    Some of the most common incidents that occur in factories usually involve a number of different factors;

    • Unsecured objects falling down from a great height.
    • Slips and trips on dangerous flooring.
    • Legs or arms becoming entangled under a forklift truck.
    • Incidents involving forklift trucks including reversing and running over someone’s foot.

    Dangers of heavy machinery

    There is no doubt forklift trucks are part and parcel of specific factory workplaces. Due to their machine operation and quick movements, it can prove a risk to not only the driver but others also.  This is thanks to painful accidents at work that are as a result of reckless driving not to mention the metal components and sharp prongs on the truck itself. If the driver does not pay close attention then people can become not only entangled but impaled or caught underneath.

    Possible work accident claims in the image

    There are serious underlying consequences regarding an accident in the workplace. For example in the image above we can see a forklift truck driver about to reverse straight into a lady who he may not have seen. On first glance the driver has not taken the due care to look round in time. However assessing fault is one of the first steps to be taken in order to launch a possible claim.

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    Claim possibility

    There could be an opportunity to claim especially if you can prove in this instance that the forklift driver is at fault for endangering a fellow employee or if the woman suffered any serious injuries that she can prove via medical diagnosis.

    If you have been injured as part of a factory accident which was not your fault, then why not talk to Accident Advice Helpline. They can provide expert advice on their Freephone helpline to establish your potential compensation claim.

    Date Published: October 25, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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