Working in a factory or warehouse often involves being around lots of people, dangerous machinery and work vehicles.
Factories and warehouses are busy, crowded places and sadly, accidents and injuries are common.
Despite being easily prevented, accident’s at work occur on a regular basis.
In the manufacturing sector alone, it is reported that around 61,000 non-fatal injuries to workers occur each year, often through no fault of the employee.
Improved Health & Safety laws have made warehouses and factories a lot safer than they used to be. However, these improved laws can only help if the rules and regulations are followed by your employer. Unfortunately, safe systems of work do break down or employers fail to follow the rules and regulations, and this can lead to accidents and injuries, including heavy lifting injuries, slips and trips, faulty and/or dangerous machinery and exposure to dangerous substances.
Sadly, accidents are also caused by the actions, or lack of them, by a colleague who may well be your friend. Again, the law has envisaged such a problem, and in the vast majority of incidents caused by a fellow employee the employer’s insurer will still be the ones to pay out any compensation.
Many people believe when they are involved in an accident that it was their own fault, but in a lot of cases most accidents could have been prevented if the right safety procedures had been put in place by their employer.
These measures include:
- Performing risk assessment
- Providing employees with the appropriate protective equipment
- Making sure employees are properly trained
- Making sure work equipment is in good working order
- Providing a safe system of work
The law says that every employer has a duty of care to their employees, meaning your employer is responsible for your health and safety whilst you are at work and for ensuring that you are working in a safe environment. Your employer can be held responsible if they fail to do this.
If you or a loved one have been involved in an accident at work, which you believe was due to the negligence of your employer, our specialist teams could help you.
If your employer is found to be at fault for your accident, then you will be entitled to claim compensation for your pain and suffering together with recovery of your financial losses and expenses.
We understand you may have concerns about making a claim against your employer, but we’re here to guide you and give you the right advice and help when you need it.
Why choose Minster Law for a factory accident injury claim?
- Our specialist team have secured over £40 million in damages for our seriously injured clients in the last year alone.
- As one of the largest serious injury teams in the UK, our highly experienced team work alongside some of the UK’s leading Barristers and medical experts, ensuring you have access to the very best advice and support.
- Our competitive and clear funding options allow you to properly understand how you’ll fund your claim.
- We work nationally - no matter where you are, we can provide the advice you need and offer face to face support.
Speak to an expert today
No matter how your injury was caused, contact our expert team today on 01904 663 229 and we can discuss how we can support you.