According to the Labour Force Survey 2017/18, 555,000 injuries occurred at work and 144 were fatal accidents.*
Our leading factory accident claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you suffer an injury due to someone else’s negligence or if you want to claim on behalf of a loved one, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee factory accident claims solicitors
Most of our factory accident cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Factory accidents explained
No industry is dominated by automation as much as factories. Employees are working in close coordination with heavy machinery. These precise, highly automated processes in combination with other hazards can lead to all sorts of accidents, including broken bones, chemical burns and slips, trips and falls. Factory accidents often happen when safety equipment is defective, when safety rules haven’t been established or when the training was insufficient.
Most common causes and types for a factory accident
All sorts of accidents can happen in a factory, but the main causes of factory accidents that we’ve dealt with are:
- Slips, trips and falls caused by unsafe floors or liquid spills
- Falls from height caused by unsafe scaffolding or gantries
- Machine injuries caused by defective or missing safety guards or unsafe operation
- Lifting injuries due to lack of training or equipment
- Forklift truck injuries caused by unsafe practices
These accidents can lead to all kinds of injuries, from minor injuries like bruises, cuts or broken bones to major injuries leading to limb amputation, paralysis or death. Click here for more FAQ on serious injuries.
What can I claim for?
If you have experienced a factory accident, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
- Rehabilitation and treatment
Who is responsible for my accident?
Your employer has to follow a set of regulations called the “Six Pack” to comply with the Health and Safety Act from 1974. According to these regulations, your employer has to carry out a full health and safety assessment to prevent accidents from happening in the workplace. Read more on your employer's obligation.
If you have suffered an injury from a work accident, contact us to establish your full legal position with one of our expert solicitors.
Can my employer fire me for claiming compensation?
Your employer can’t fire you for claiming compensation because they have a duty of care to ensure that the working environment is safe for all employees. If you have an accident at work and your employer was responsible in some way, your claim will be made against their insurance company. If your employer threatens to fire you or tries to terminate your employment after your compensation claim has been completed, contact us and we will help make sure you keep your job. Click here to find out more.
How much can I claim for a factory accident?
It completely depends on your injury and the impact it has on your life. If the injury was caused due to someone else’s negligence, your claim for pain and suffering could be worth several thousands of pounds. For more information call us on freephone 0800 083 5045 or try our online personal injury claims calculator.