Compensation for Factory Accidents
Factory workers in Britain have had protected working conditions since the introduction of the Factory Acts in 1803. However, even with health and safety, better training and modern machinery, accidents can still happen. This can be due to human error or negligence. If you are a factory employee or a visitor to the site, and you have had an accident, you may be eligible to make a factory accident claim.
We work with personal injury solicitors who have years of experience and a comprehensive understanding of the law surrounding factory accidents. We understand that a factory accident has the ability to completely change the life of you and your family so we work hard to help get your the maximum possible compensation amount. . We handle claims on a No Win, No Fee* basis (conditions may apply. Please see details at the bottom of the page) so you don’t get left with any nasty legal costs if your case is unsuccessful.
What is a Factory Accident?
A factory accident is any incident that occurs within a factory setting and results in injury. Factory accidents may occur for a variety of reasons, from improper training and faulty equipment to insufficient signage and safety processes.
If you are injured in a factory accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to make a factory accident claim. Contact The Compensation Experts to find out whether your claim is likely to be successful.
Types and Causes of Factory Accident Claims
There are many different reasons why somebody might make a factory accident claim. Some of these include:
- Insufficient training or equipment to lift objects safely. This can lead to back, neck, and shoulder damage.
- Injuries from forklift accidents. These can either be a vehicle hitting someone, a driver who is negligent or improperly trained, or because there is not a clear 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.
Am I Eligible to Make a Factory Accident Claim?
You may be eligible to make a factory accident claim if you are injured due to the negligence of somebody else. Employers have a responsibility to protect their employees, therefore, if you have been injured in a factory you may have grounds to make a claim.
Find out whether your claim is likely to be successful by speaking to a member of our team.
What is the Time Limit for a Factory Accident Claim?
Factory accident claims should be made within 3 years of an accident occurring, or within 3 years of diagnosis of resulting conditions, in order for your claim to be successful. In complex cases, this time limit may be extended however this will be decided on a case by case basis.
How Much Compensation Could I Get for a Factory Accident Claim?
The amount of compensation you could receive for a factory accident claim will depend on the severity of your accident and how it has impacted on your lifestyle. Factory accidents may range from minor to severe. Some may even prove fatal.
When calculating compensation amount, any loss of earnings, medical costs and damage to lifestyle will be considered. To gain an accurate answer to your question, get in touch with The Compensation Experts. A member of our team will discuss the details of your case with you to determine how much compensation you could receive for your claim.
Making a Factory Accident Claim
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states that more than 3,000 people have injuries in manufacturing accidents every year. Some of these are accidents where no one is to blame. For the others, however, The Compensation Experts can help by providing you with advice and referring you to an experienced lawyer.
Your employer has a responsibility to protect you. This is clearly defined in six health and safety regulations. These are sometimes collectively known as the Six Pack, and include rules for:
- Manual Handling
- Workplace Health, Safety and Welfare
- Use of Work Equipment
- 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 follow these regulations. They may also show you did not have the correct safety equipment or that tools were not fit for purpose.
To begin your factory accident claim, contact The Compensation Experts today for free advice and support.
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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. However, if your claim is successful we will charge up to 25% of the total compensation awarded and if you terminate the agreement before your claim for damages ends then you may be liable to pay basic charges in addition to this.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information you provide, which helps us to determine its likely success rate.
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.
Expert Factory Accident Claims Advisors Working For You
We operate on a No Win, No Fee basis, so if we don’t win your case, you don’t pay!
However, you should be aware that the panel of solicitors we work with may charge up to 25% of the total compensation awarded if your claim is successful. Further, if you terminate the agreement before your claim for damages ends you may also be liable to pay basic charges including (but not exclusively) disbursements, and barrister’s fees.
Whether you are ready to make a factory accident claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have trained advisors on hand to give you the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back.