I am delighted with the outcome of my claim and can’t thank you enough for all the hard work that you put in. Everything went so smoothly and all I had to do was sign some papers and everything was taken care of. Anytime I had any concerns I knew I could call and my mind was always put at rest. You can never know how much this means to me and I am so grateful. If anything ever happened to me again then I would come straight to you.
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Factories can be very dangerous places. Consequently, health and safety systems must be closely followed and adhered to by employers in order to minimise those dangers.
The variety of different machinery, the size and mass of the premises and the amount of people who often work in factories all increase the possibility of having a factory accident. Factory accidents can often result in life-changing injuries. If you have been involved in a factory accident that was not your fault, you could have a valid workplace compensation claim.
There are certain types of factory accidents that occur more regularly than others, including:
As well as injuries caused by accidents, occupational diseases can be acquired in a factory. The type of occupational illness you may contract will depend on the type of chemicals or materials you are working with. Different chemicals and textiles can cause respiratory and skin conditions. For instance, if you are involved in repetitive work, you may suffer from Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS). There are also many kinds of asbestos-related illnesses, such as mesothelioma and asbestosis, which can occur following exposure to asbestos, The onset of these conditions can often be 30 or 40 years following original exposure.
Some very serious injuries can be sustained as a result of a factory accident. There are too many possible factory injuries to list in detail, however below are some of the more common kinds of injuries:
As mentioned earlier, there are many different ways in which your employer help prevent accidents in the factory workplace. Below are some of those responsibilities:
First of all, it is advisable to speak to your GP. Tell them how your accident happened and about the work you do e.g. if it involves working with dangerous substances or if there are repetitive tasks that you perform.
You may have reservations about making a personal injury claim against your employer, particularly if you have worked there for a long time and formed good relations. Remember that your employer will have insurance that covers accidents at work and, if you are successful in your case, their insurance policy will fund your settlement.
Jefferies Solicitors has extensive experience working with many different types of workplace personal injury claims, including factory accident claims.
Time limits do apply for personal injury cases, although there can be exceptions to these rules. In most cases, you will need to begin your claim within three years of the date you had knowledge of your injury or health condition.
If you would like to know more about how to begin a factory accident compensation claim, please get in touch with the no win, no fee solicitors at Jefferies. Call us on 0800 342 3206 or complete an online claim form.