Factory Work Accidents
Have you suffered an injury as a result of an accident in a factory? What action can you take? Can you claim compensation and will you lose your job? This article explores the steps you need to take if you have been involved in a factory accident.
The starting point in law for any factory or other work accident claim is that your employer has a duty to protect you from harm whilst you are carrying out your duties. This includes providing you with the appropriate safety equipment, ensuring all machinery is correctly maintained and guarded, and providing you with the relevant training. If he fails in these or any other duties and you or a colleague suffers an injury, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Types of Accidents in Factories
1. No or inappropriate guards on machinery
What Action Should You Take?
If you are able to you should attempt to obtain some photographs of the scene of the accident, using a newspaper or other dated item to scale and date the accident scene pictures. You should ask colleagues to write down what happened if they were witnesses to the accident.
Will I Lose My Job If I Claim Compensation?
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Read more about being Injured At Work?
Find out more about Work Accidents generally and read our Free Work Accident Claims Guide.
Nick Jervis is a solicitor (non-practising) and a consultant to Work Accident Solicitors who specialise in Work Accident Claims.