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Factory injury claims

Persons employed in factories are working in a potentially hazardous environment which exposes them to the risk of accidental injury or to contracting disease. Huge improvements have been made in industrial safety and workplaces generally are much safer than they were many years ago. Nevertheless thousands of factory workers suffer injury or disease every year.

Factory accidents may result from hazardous processes or dangerous machinery but the majority result from the the normal routine activities. Common causes are:-

  1. Manual handling operations
  2. Lifting equipment accidents
  3. Machinery accidents
  4. Slips, trips, falls
  5. Defects in premises or equipment
  6. Unsafe systems of work
  7. Inadequate traing or supervision

As well as the risk of accidents, workers may contract disease caused by substances to which they are exposed eg. skin or respiratory diseases or may suffer conditions such as Repetitive Strain Injury or Vibration White Finger as a result of the type of work they carry out. Employees working in a noisy environment may suffer from Industrial Deafness.

Numerous regulations have been brouht into effect over the years to improve workplace safety. Some apply in general terms eg the Health and Safety At Work Act. Others relate to specific areas of safety such as The Lifting Operations and Lifting Equipment Regulations 1998 or The Control Of Substances Hazardous To Health Regulations 1988 And 1994.

Employers also have a Common Law duty to protect their employees from injury or disease and breach of this or any statutory regulations may give rise to a claim for compensation if injury results.

If you have been injured in a factory accident in the last three years and would like a Free Legal Assessment of your claim please complete the Application Form. We will handle your claim on a No Win No Fee basis at no cost to you.

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Testimonials
Workplace Accident
Mrs P tripped on an extension lead wire which had been left to run across the floor of her workplace. She had previously complained about the lead however it was not rectified until after her accident. Liability was admitted early in the claim and Mrs P was awarded £1600.00 following consultation with a medico-legal expert.
"I was very sceptical to approach a "no win no fee" firm, but I was happy to have them help me. They were professional, concise and were successful with my claim. I would be very happy to use them and to recommend them."
Mrs P, London

See how much your claim could be worth.

Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
£30,000
Wrist Injury
£3,000
Serious Neck Injury
£30,000
Serious Hand Injury
£10,000
Ankle Injury
£3,000
Serious Knee Injury
£20,000
Serious Head Injury
£50,000

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case