Expertise in Factory Accident Claims
We specialise in helping those who have been injured in factories to claim compensation
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. Regardless if you are a permanent or temporary employee or a visitor to the site, if you have had an accident, you may be able to claim.
We work with personal injury solicitors who have years of experience, and also understand the law around factory accidents. They also appreciate the effect the injuries can have on you and your family. We handle claims on a No Win, No Fee* basis so you do not have to pay any legal costs upfront, or at all if you are 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 objects safely. This can lead to back, neck, and shoulder damage.
- Injuries from forklift truck 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.
Poor working conditions in factories can also cause a range of industrial diseases. Examples include; industrial deafness and Vibration White Finger.
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 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.
If you have had an accident in a factory, contact The Compensation Experts today for advice about making a claim.
*some conditions may apply
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.Find out more
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.Find out more
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.Find out more