Factory work can be arduous, very physical in nature and involve long hours. It may also involve working with different pieces of machinery, moving boxes and products from one place to another and a variety of other tasks as well. A lot will depend on the nature of the work that goes on in the factory as to the exact tasks that are undertaken.
In the past there have been rare cases where people have suffered a factory accident. While it is very rare for this to happen – thanks to good health and safety rules – it may potentially occur if someone is working in what could be a hazardous situation.
Have you suffered a factory accident?
If you have, you will already know how quickly something like this can happen. Factory accidents can occur in all manner of ways. For example, you might be working at height and yet there could be inadequate measures in place to prevent you from falling. A fall can potentially lead to crush injuries that could be quite serious.
Machinery can also potentially cause injuries to happen, such as lost fingers because of a lack of safety guards or shut-off mechanisms. Poor training may also lead to injuries occurring if machinery is not used properly. A lack of cleanliness can also easily lead to an increased chance of slips, trips and falls.
What should you do next?
The first and most important thing to do will be to ensure you get medical advice regarding your injuries. The nature of advice you need will be dependent on how serious your injuries are. When you are on the mend, you can start thinking about legal advice as well.
This is easier to access than you may think, particularly because you have access to Accident Advice Helpline and our no-obligation advice service. Just call us today on 0800 689 0500. Our enquiry line is always free to use and you can call any time you like. When you speak with an advisor, you will be able to see whether you can make a no win, no fee* claim. If so, you could be supported through the entire process by a professional injury compensation lawyer who has won other similar cases in the past as well. With our help, you could potentially claim compensation for the injuries you suffered in a factory.
Date Published: February 16, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead
Category: Machinery accident claims