Accidents in a factory office, in the factory grounds or on the factory floor happen regularly. Many of these accidents which could have easily been avoided cause injuries to factory workers or visitors to the factory.
With factory machinery often making a lot of noise, having many moving parts, and workers going about their tasks, extreme care needs to be taken at all times to avoid an accident in a factory.
The employer must ensure risk assessments are carried out in the factory, this will identify any risks or hazards associated with tasks to be completed and reduce the chances of an accident in a factory. If the employer has failed to carry out a risk assessment and there is an accident resulting in an injury, then a factory accident claim for compensation may be made.
If you feel that your employer or another employee has been negligent which has caused your accident and injury then you will be able to claim factory accident compensation, if it can be proved you were injured through no fault of your own.
To ensure the factory equipment and employees are safe to use the equipment the following should be checked:
The factory equipment and machinery should be safe, checked and maintained regularly, ensuring any safety guards are present and fit for purpose. Many factory machines are found to be operated without a safety guard which should have been in place or the safety guard was broken and the employer was aware but failed to make repairs.
Only factory operators who have received full training on the machine should use it.
Full health and safety laws must be followed.
Manual handling training must be given to any employee who may have to lift heavy items in the course of their work.
The correct personal protective equipment should be issued to workers which may include gloves, safety goggles or masks, ear defenders and safety footwear.
A slip accident in a factory happens regularly due to a wet floor or from oil or grease from a machine. Any spillage or wet floor in the factory should be cleaned up immediately and wet floor warning signs put in place as necessary.
A trip accident in a factory due to stock incorrectly placed on the floor, trailing cables or general bad housekeeping will often lead to an injury compensation claim being made.
Items falling from a height in a factory can cause injuries to workers. Any item which has the risk of falling onto an employee should be properly secured to prevent an accident.
Regardless of your position in the factory, whether you are a cleaner, machine operator, forklift truck driver or a manager, if the accident wasn’t your own fault then a factory accident claim may be made.
The employer cannot dismiss an employee for making a work accident injury compensation claim for a factory accident; the law is on your side if factory negligence has been the cause of an accident.
Any factory accident resulting in an injury should be reported and details logged in the factory accident book. It is vitally important that all the details entered are a true account of what happened as the account can be used by a personal injury solicitor when fighting the factory injury claim.
When a claim for a factory accident is made, the appointed solicitor will arrange for a medical examination to take place to find out the full extent of the injury suffered in a factory and to ensure on winning the claim that the injured worker receives the correct level of compensation. Once the compensation has been agreed and signed for by the injured worker, it is full and final. This is why it is important that the full extent of the injury is known.
A claim for a factory accident may be made up to three years from the accident date. This said, it is usually easier to gain relevant details, including witness details if necessary, the earlier the claim is made.
Claim with us to ensure you have an injury solicitor who has years of experience in successfully handling claims for factory workers no win no fee. Upon winning maximum injury compensation will be paid to the injured factory worker. In the event of the claim being lost, there will be no fees to pay.
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