Accident Advice Helpline is the leading name when it comes to injury claims. Over the years, Accident Advice Helpline have assisted thousands of people who have been the victim of factory accidents. Employees that work in factories are entitled to the same protection as employees that work in any other environment. All employers have a duty of care towards their employees and these are concerned with providing safe work environments. If employers fail to deliver the requirements that they need to and fail to comply with the legislation they can be liable to compensation claims from employees. An accident solicitor in North Woolwich or a firm like Accident Advice Helpline will be able to assist you to claim the compensation that you are entitled to for the work related accident that you have had that was not your fault.
One of the most common accidents within factories is slipping on floors that are wet with substances such as grease or water. It is also very important that floors are kept free from obstructions and other tripping hazards, for example trailing cables and discarded plastic wrapping bands.
In factories all the machinery should be fitted with appropriate guards so that it can be used safely. Employers are responsible for providing employees with the safety equipment that they need to do the work that they are required to do. Safety equipment can include things such as overalls, safety boots, suitable gloves and safety glasses if required. If you work with toxic materials or hot materials it is very important that you have appropriate overalls to wear.
Avoiding accidents in factories
In order to reduce the risk of accidents within factories and improve the overall safety it is very important to conduct regular risk assessments. Once the risk assessments have been carried out the employer should discuss the results with the members of staff as this will let them know what needs to be done in order to keep everyone safe. The risk assessments might highlight areas which are hazardous to health and this can allow safety measures to be put into place.
Employers are responsible for providing induction training to new employees so that they are aware of safety precautions that they need to follow in order to do their work in a safe manner.
Claiming compensation: an accident solicitor in North Woolwich or Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured in an accident within a factory that was not your fault then you should not be afraid of claiming compensation. Your employer should have suitable insurance which will help to cover them against accident claims. You are legally entitled to claim compensation if you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault.
There is legislation that protects you when you claim compensation and this means that you cannot be treated differently or dismissed from employment just because you have made a claim for compensation following an accident. To make a claim you can use the services of an accident solicitor in North Woolwich or a national personal injury law firm such as Accident Advice Helpline. If you would like Accident Advice Helpline to represent you on a no-win, no-fee* basis give the professional advisers a call on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 9th December 2013
Author: David Brown