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. Ideally, this reduces the number of accidents in factories. However, even with health and safety, better training and modern machinery, factory 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 factory accident compensation.
We work with factory injury solicitors who have years of experience, and understand the intricacies of factory injury law. They also appreciate the effect the injuries can have on you and your family. We handle factory accident 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 reasons that accidents in factories occur. Some of these include:
- Insufficient training or access to appropriate equipment to lift objects safely. This can lead to back, neck, and shoulder damage.
- Forklift truck accidents. Factory accident claims of this kind can be made because of a vehicle hitting someone, a driver who is negligent or improperly trained, or the lack of a clear pedestrian path. Improper use and maintenance of the vehicle can also cause a forklift truck accident.
- Slips, trips, and fall on slippery surfaces due to inadequate inspection and cleaning processes.
- Heavy machinery accidents. This type of factory injury can happen because of inadequate training/incorrect safety equipment or because of defective machinery if it’s inadequately inspected and maintained.
Accidents in factories often come about through poor working conditions, which can also cause a range of industrial diseases. Common factory accidents include industrial deafness and vibration white finger.
Factory Accident Compensation Claims
The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) states that more than 3,000 people experience a manufacturing or factory injury every year. While some of these factory accidents aren’t anyone’s fault, in instances where somebody else is to blame, 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 from factory injury. This is clearly defined in six health and safety regulations, collectively known as the Six Pack:
- 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 you experienced a factory injury because your employer failed to follow these regulations. They may also show you did not have the correct safety equipment or that your tools were not fit for purpose.
If you have had a factory injury or accident, contact The Compensation Experts today for advice about making a claim.
Am I eligible?
If you have experienced a physical factory injury in the last three years, due to someone else’s negligence, then you might be eligible for factory accident compensation.
Additionally, if you were a child at the time of the accident, you may have a longer period to claim. The exception to this is industrial disease.
How much could I claim?
Because each factory injury claim is different, and the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. The varying factors that impact the final figure include the extent of your injuries, loss of earnings, and future losses.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
When making a factory injury claim, it’s helpful to understand what the process is and what to expect. So, to avoid any misunderstandings, we make the factory accident claims 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 kept up to speed at every stage.