Factory workers in Britain have had protected working conditions since the introduction of the Factory Acts in 1803. However, even with health and safety, improvements in training and modern machinery, accidents can still happen. This can be due to human error or negligence. Regardless if you are a permanent or temporary employee or a visitor to the site, if you have had an accident at a factory, you may be able to claim compensation.
The Compensation Experts work with personal injury solicitors who have years of experience, and also understand the law around factory accidents. They also appreciate the impact the injuries can have on you and your family. We offer to handle claims on a No Win, No Fee* basis so you are not liable to pay any legal costs upfront, or at all if your application is unsuccessful. *conditions apply
What is a Factory Accident Claim?
There are many causes of factory accidents. Some of these include:
- Insufficient training or equipment to lift heavy objects safely. This can lead to back, neck, and shoulder damage.
- Injuries from forklift truck accidents. These can either be a vehicle hitting someone, due to a driver who is negligent or improperly trained, or because there is not a clearly defined pedestrian path. Improper use and maintenance of the vehicle can also cause a forklift truck accident.
- Slips, trips, and falls on slippery surfaces due to inadequate inspection and cleaning processes.
- Employees who have had heavy machinery accidents. These can happen because of inadequate training or incorrect safety equipment, or because the machine is inadequately inspected and maintained.
Poor working conditions in factories can also cause a range of industrial diseases. Examples of these conditions include; industrial deafness, occupational asthma, Vibration White Finger and occupational dermatitis.
Factory Accident Compensation Claims
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states that more than 3,000 people have injuries in manufacturing accidents every year. Some of these are genuine accidents where no person is to blame. For the others, however, The Compensation Experts can help by providing you with expert advice and referring you to an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Your employer has a legal responsibility to protect you. This is clearly defined in six separate health and safety regulations. These are sometimes collectively known as the Six Pack, and include rules for:
- Manual Handling
- Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare
- Provision of Use of Work Equipment
- Management of Health and Safety at Work
- Personal Protective Equipment at Work
- Health and Safety of Display Screen Equipment Regulations
Your solicitor will seek to prove that your employer failed to adhere to these regulations. Where applicable, they may also show you did not have the correct safety equipment or that the tools they provided were not fit for purpose.
If you have had an accident in a factory, contact The Compensation Experts today for professional advice about whether you have grounds for a claim, and how to proceed.
*some conditions may apply
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last three years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident. In this case, you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure. These include: extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win, No Fee*
We assess all claims on a No Win, No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information you provide, which helps us to determine its likely success rate. *conditions apply
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our panel of personal injury law firms are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Team
Each client has their own Personal Injury solicitor who will work on the case from start to finish. They will also be there every step of the way. The client will have a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.