Factories can be dangerous places. It’s good to know the vast majority of factories in the UK have excellent safety records though. This is because employers diligently follow the health and safety rules to ensure their factories are as safe as they can possibly be.
In reality, it is quite possible to avoid the vast majority of accidents that might occur in factories across the country. Performing regular risk assessments goes a long way towards preventing factory accidents, for example. As potential risks are spotted, they can be focused on and resolved before they have a chance to cause any injuries.
Learning from the past
It’s also possible to look at incidents that have occurred in the past – not necessarily at a specific factory, but simply in that line of work. Certain accidents are more likely to occur than others. Slips, trips and falls will be potentially quite common in all factory situations, regardless of the industry. However, they can all be prevented for the most part if the proper actions are taken to ensure this is the case.
Proper training for all employees is also essential in preventing factory accidents. Someone who tries to do a job without being properly trained in how to do so is more likely to be injured. They may not realise they are in danger in a particular situation, which can make injuries more common.
Have you recently been hurt in a factory accident?
Regardless of the type of accident you had, or how seriously you were injured, you might have an opportunity to seek legal advice regarding a compensation claim. Accident Advice Helpline deals with queries like these on a regular basis. There is a chance we may be able to help you as well. All you need to do is call us on 0800 689 0500, as this is our 24-hour enquiry line. It’s the best call to make to get the information you need.
If your case can be taken on by one of our expert lawyers, they’ll assess the evidence that exists for negligence having occurred on the part of another person. If this is proven, compensation may be awarded depending on the extent of your injuries and whether or not you have fully recovered from them. To dispel any confusion or questions you might have, make that all-important call to our team now.
Date Published: January 25, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead