Factory Accident Claims
If you have been involved in an accident that was caused by somebody else’s negligence while working in a factory, our specialist personal injury solicitors can help you to claim the compensation you deserve.
Whether your injuries were caused by your employer, supervisor or fellow worker, we will guide you every step of the way throughout the legal process, providing a caring and empathetic service that puts your needs at the heart of everything we do.
How JMW Can Help You Make a Claim
We have more than 35 years of experience in handling personal injury cases, with specialist experience claiming for factory accidents, and we deal with claims on a daily basis, helping the victims of negligence to seek the justice and compensation they deserve.
Our specialist solicitors have handled cases involving the following:
- Faulty, poorly maintained machinery
- Chemical spills
- Poor safety precautions that have led to falls from height
- Manual handling, lifting and carrying issues
- Negligently-operated forklift trucks
- A lack of appropriate personal protective equipment
- Mistakes made by fellow employees due to a lack of training
- Being hit by a falling object
- Faulty machinery and equipment
- Exposure to hazardous substances
- Excessive loud noise leading to noise-induced hearing loss
- Slips, trips and falls
Regardless of how you have been injured, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation if your accident was due to somebody else’s negligence, and you should contact a solicitor as soon as possible to discuss your case..
How Much Can I Claim for a Factory Accident?
The amount of compensation you will receive following a factory accident will depend on the type of injury you have suffered and the extent of your injuries. It will also be influenced by the impact of the incident on your life, including any financial losses you've suffered as a result.
The figures below provide a rough guide of how much you might be able to claim for an injury in a factory, based on the Judicial College Injury Tables. For a more accurate calculation of how much you could be able to claim, based on the specifics of your case, get in touch with the team today. We can give you a precise estimate that takes into account all of the details about your injury and circumstances.
|Cuts or abrasions causing scarring||£1,500 - £15,000|
|Breathing in harmful fumes||£4,240 - £10,040|
|Fractures between the elbow and wrist||£5,280 - £15,300|
|Vibration white finger and hand-arm vibration syndrome||£2,390 - £30,630|
|Shoulder injuries||Up to £6,290 - £38,280|
|Knee injuries||£13,000 - £76,690|
|Burns from hot surfaces or chemicals||£1,890 - £83,550 and above|
|Arm injuries||£15,300 - £104,370|
|Leg fractures that include the knee joint||£41,550 - £55,590|
|Deafness or tinnitus||£11,890 - £112,100|
|Damage to the eye(s) from a lack of goggles||£18,880 - £214,520|
|Back and spinal injuries||£1,950 - £322,060|
|Head injuries from falling objects||£1,760 - £322,060|
A financial reward will compensate you for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries, and will also help to support you while you are recovering. Compensation can cover the cost of unexpected medical bills, rehabilitation and any required care from family and friends. In addition, compensation will cover any time you have taken off work due to your injury.
ACCIDENT COMPENSATION CALCULATOR
How much is your factory accident claim worth?
What is the Duty of Care for an Employer in a Factory?
Your employer has a legal duty to ensure that you are kept safe from harm while at work in a factory. It is their responsibility to ensure that all members of staff are fully trained and competent in their roles so they can carry out work effectively and without endangering others.
Employers are also required to carry out risk assessments to determine areas in the workplace that pose a threat to employee safety, and must take reasonable steps to prevent an accident from happening. Personal protective equipment, such as hard hats, ear protectors and steel-capped boots, must also be provided where necessary.
If your employer has failed to provide a safe working environment, and you are injured as a result, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
What Should I Do if I Have Been Injured in a Factory Accident?
If you have been injured while working in a factory, you should gather as much information as possible about the incident while it is still fresh in your mind. You should:
- Log the incident in the workplace accident book
- Ask to see any CCTV evidence of the event
- Keep records of any medical treatment that you required following the incident
- Note down contact details of any eyewitnesses
- Take photographs of the place where the accident took place
- Keep records detailing any expenses that have arisen as a result of your injury