Factories can be dangerous places in which to work, and if the correct health and safety procedures are not strictly adhered to, serious accidents can happen in an instant.
Although factories can be high-risk environments, employees are entitled to the same protection as workers in other fields. In order to prevent accidents and severe injuries from occurring, employers are required by law to abide by the terms outlined in the Factories Act (1961), and should take all necessary preventative measures to reduce the risk of injuries occurring.
This includes providing adequate training, issuing protective gear, supervising dangerous work where required and ensuring that all workplace apparatus is safe for use. Anything found to be unfit for use and likely to cause an accident should be immediately removed or repaired so as to stop workers from putting themselves at risk.
If you have been injured while at work in a factory, you may be able to seek compensation depending on who was at fault for your accident. If you believe your employer’s negligence has lead to your injuries, contact Accident Advice Helpline to find out if you could make a Redditch accident at work claim.
Who can make a Redditch accident at work claim?
You do not necessarily have to have been involved in a serious accident in order to receive a compensation settlement.
Even minor to moderate injuries can warrant a substantial sum from whoever was responsible. A factory accident can be a traumatising experience to go through, and can leave you with injuries that compromise your quality of life as well as your ability to go to work and earn income. If someone else’s negligence has caused you to suffer, make sure they are held responsible.
Provided your accident took place within the past three years, you could be within your legal rights to make a Redditch accident at work claim. At Accident Advice Helpline, we have specialised in personal injury claims for over fourteen years, and using our expertise in this area, we will guide you through the process and aim to reach a settlement that ensures you receive compensation that is commensurate with your injuries.
To find out how much this is likely to be, you can either discuss your injuries with a claims adviser, or use our thirty-second claims calculator online.
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Just because you do a dangerous job does not mean you should accept an accident as part of the risk. If the negligence of an employer or fellow employee has caused you an injury, make sure you a fairly compensated. It’s not just your right legally, but morally, seeking compensation is the right thing to do.
With our help, you can receive the best possible settlement following a Redditch accident at work claim. Find out more about seeking compensation after a factory accident by contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone for free, no obligation advice about making a claim.
Date Published: 16th October 2014
Author: David Brown