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Factory Accidents 

Factories are busy places with persistent hazards, including heavy machinery and moving vehicles. If you are working in a factory and you sustain an accident at work, the factory will likely be responsible for the injury you suffered.

The factory’s owners are responsible for ensuring that the workplace is safe, and if this is not done, you might be at risk of an accident or injury. For more severe accidents or injuries, the implications could mean that you are unable to return to work, meaning that, as a result, you face a loss of earnings.

If you want to find out if you can make a compensation claim, contact our team for a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss your case. Call 0800 731 7555 or complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

Areas we cover

Falls From a Height

Fault Protection

Military Accidents

Industrial Illness

Farm Accident

Factory Accident

Workplace Assault

Asbestos

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Factory Accident at Work Lawyers

Factory owners have an obligation by law to conduct a risk assessment and put in place preventative action for possible hazards that may cause harm. In cases where this has not been done, and you or a family member is the victim of an accident that occurred, you should seek compensation.

Furthermore, the employer must provide the necessary protective equipment to ensure safety and machinery should be serviced and maintained appropriately. In addition, to ensure adequate safety levels, all employees should receive relevant training, including handling equipment safely to reduce the chance of accidents occurring.

Workplace accidents that occur in a factory can vary in circumstances. Here are some of the matters in which we have assisted people:

  • Falls from a height.
  • Objects falling from above.
  • Manual handling injuries.
  • Defective machinery or equipment.
  • Insufficient personal protective equipment (PPE) injuries.
  • Forklift truck accidents and accidents caused by other vehicles.

Your Employers Obligations

Your employer is legally obliged to provide a safe working environment for you so that the possibility of an accident at work or exposure to dangerous materials is minimal. They are also responsible for providing appropriate training for handling goods and machinery and supplying suitable safety equipment. If these rules are not followed, they could be liable for negligence.

Personal Injury Solicitors

In most cases, you will have three years from the date of the factory accident to make a compensation claim. However, it is advisable to begin the process as soon as possible. In most cases, this will make obtaining key evidence such as CCTV footage, witness accounts and medical records easier. In addition, you are likely to have a better recollection of exactly what happened.

At The Personal Injury People, we understand how overwhelming a case of this nature can be, particularly if you are unaware of your rights and do not know how to proceed. We understand that no two cases are the same, and accidents are bound to happen even with all the necessary precautions.

Our work is carried out on a ‘no-win, no-fee’ basis and we operate nationally, helping clients across England and Wales with personal injury cases and accidents in workplace accidents.     

Our Solicitors offer a truly personable service, meaning that no matter the nature of the case, the severity of your injuries, or how it has impacted you and your family, we will do all we can to ensure you receive the compensation that you deserve.

Call our specialist personal injury team today 0800 731 7555 or complete the enquiry form to get in touch.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are my employer’s obligations?

Your employer is legally obliged to provide a safe working environment for you so that the possibility of an accident at work is kept to a minimum. They’re also responsible for providing appropriate training for handling goods and machinery, as well as supplying suitable safety equipment. If these rules aren’t followed they could be liable for negligence.

What types of injuries could I make a claim for?

Although not exhaustive, these are the type of claims we regularly deal with: 

  • Falls and trips 
  • Back injury
  • Neck injuries 
  • Head injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries 
  • Falls from height 
  • Falling objects 
  • Soft tissue injury
  • Tendon Injuries 
  • Burns and scars 
  • Inadequate protective equipment 
  • Inadequate training 
  • Noise induced hearing loss 
  • Illness and disease 
  • Dermatitis
What's a risk assessment?

Upon receipt of your instructions, in relation to your accident claim, we’ll advise what, if any, documentation/information is required from you to enable us to complete the risk assessment.

Assessing the risks involved in litigation is a key element of a Conditional Fee Agreement. It’s a crucial step when trying to determine the likelihood of success in any particular case and will involve consideration of all the available evidence. We’ll complete a risk assessment within two working days of receiving the required documentation/information and advise you of the outcome.

You won’t be charged for us to carry out a risk assessment, but if your claim is successful, we’ll look to recover the costs incurred on your behalf from the negligent third party.

How long will it take?

Every case is unique so it’s difficult to give a precise time frame as it depends on a number of factors. If liability is admitted during our investigation into the cause of your injury, the case will be settled significantly quicker than if it’s disputed. Another factor that can speed up a claim is if you return any documentation we send you as soon as possible and respond quickly to any questions we may have.

The extent of your injury also has a huge bearing on your case. Generally, the more serious the injury and the long-term implications of it, the longer it may take to fully calculate your claim’s value. We’re also bound by Civil Procedure rules, which allow the defendant’s solicitors time to investigate the circumstances around your injury before they have to respond to us.

Will I have to go to court?

We can never say a case won’t go to trial or final hearing, but it’s unlikely. It’s often better if your case doesn’t go to trial as the issue of court proceedings, and the amount of work that goes into preparing and arguing your case, can considerably extend the time it takes to settle your claim. Whether it goes to trial or final hearing depends on your case’s prospects and the stance that the defendant takes.

How long do I have to make a claim?

Generally, you can make a claim for compensation up to three years from the date of your injury. This is what we call the limitation period. There are, however, some circumstances where the limitation period is two years. To find out more, call us.

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