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Industrial and factory accident compensation claims

Afternoon all,

I thought I’d write about a specific type of accident compensation claim in this blog piece, namely industrial and factory accident compensation claims

As you would expect, we are specialists in handling compensation claims in virtually every type of workplace and scenario. Equally we find that industrial and factory workplaces are very common places for accidents to happen, often very nasty ones.

If you suffer an accident at work in industry or in a factory, it is very likely that you will be able to make an injury claim for compensation. It is also very likely that we will be happy to run it on a “no win, no fee” basis for you, so that it won’t cost you anything if the claim doesn’t succeed.

Examples of industrial and factory accident claims we have run successfully include:

  • Accidents caused by inappropriate or inadequate protective equipment “PPE”
  • Injuries caused by defective or dangerous machinery or incompetent workmates
  • Trips or slips in untidy workplaces or on slippery or dangerous work surfaces
  • Injuries involving heavy, repeated or awkward lifting, often called “manual handling”
  • Accidents suffered in the construction industry – a whole category of its own!
  • Injury caused by exposure to harmful and dangerous substances
  • Employees exposed to violent situations or attacks
  • Falls from height

There are many, many more of these types of industrial or factory accidents where we have won claims, but this represents a fair cross section.

Just think; it is estimated that employees like you and me lose around five hundred and fifty eight million pounds a year in loss of earnings and expenses suffered due to accidents at work. Those same accident victims suffer again in the form of the pain, inconvenience and loss of amenity caused.

Remember that your employers are under very strict duties to try to ensure that you are able to carry out your work in the safest way possible, bearing in mind your type of job you do, the tools and materials you might work with and the kind of work that is involved.

Employers must also ensure that your workplace and the premises are safe and they have to carry “EL insurance”, meaning employers’ liability cover.

Some people fear that their employer might sack them or pick on them if they bring a claim, but the law affords you some employment protection as well, so ask us about that.

We can definitely help you with your industrial or factory accident compensation claims and we can assist you with advice or point you in the right direction on employment issues and with welfare benefits advice too.

If you have any queries or questions about these then give us a call or click the button below.

That’s all for now,

John

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