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Factory Accident Compensation Claims
If you have been involved in an accident while working in a factory and it was caused by your employer, supervisor or a fellow worker, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation. At JMW, we are dedicated to providing a caring and empathetic service for workers who have been injured, as we understand how distressing this can be. With over 35 years’ experience, you can rest assured that your case is in good hands.
Causes of Injury
Factory accidents are unfortunately relatively common in the UK and are often a result of lax health and safety measures or poor supervision on the part of the employer. There are a number of common scenarios that we have seen lead to injury or incident for our clients, including:
- 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, if your accident was due to somebody else’s negligence, you are entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Your employer has a legal duty to ensure that you and your fellow employees are kept from harm while at work. 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, gloves, ear protectors and steel-capped boots, must also be provided by employers.
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.
A financial award 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, as well as the time you have taken off work due to your injury.
We have over 35 years of personal injury law experience and our solicitors deal with claims on a daily basis, helping victims of negligence seek the justice and compensation they deserve. You can rest assured that you are in good hands; we are regularly told by our clients that we provide a proactive service and are caring and empathetic throughout the entire claims process.