Factory Accident Compensation Claims

You may be eligible for compensation if you have been injured in a factory accident.

 
 
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What is a factory accident?

A Factory accident describes any incident where an employee gets hurt while performing their work duties, caused by a hazardous work environment, faulty equipment, or even employer negligence.

Factory accidents can often be caused by:

Am I eligible to make a claim?

You may be eligible to file a claim if your accident was caused by your employer’s negligence. This means they failed to provide a safe working environment and this failure contributed to your accident.

How much is my factory accident claim worth?

The value of your claim will depend on the severity of your injuries, your lost wages, medical expenses, and other long-term impacts.

Compensation may cover:

Who will pay for my factory accident compensation?

The liable party will depend upon the situation. Potential scenarios include:

  • Your Employer: If your employer failed to meet their health and safety obligations and this caused your accident, they may be held liable.
  • Manufacturer of Faulty Equipment: If your accident was caused by faulty equipment and the manufacturer is to blame, you may be able to claim against them.
  • Another Party: If a third party visitor caused the accident, they or their insurance company may be responsible for compensation.

What evidence do I need to start my claim?

Evidence that can support your claim includes:

Compensation can cover:

Frequently asked questions

The main causes of factory accidents can often be traced back to a lack of proper safety measures. Here are some common causes:

  • Employer negligence: This could include not properly maintaining machinery or equipment, failing to provide adequate safety training or instructions, not having the proper safety gear available, or ignoring safety hazards in the workplace.
  • Slips, trips and falls: Wet floors, uneven surfaces, and poor housekeeping can all lead to slips, trips, and falls, which are a major cause of factory accidents in the UK.
  • Machinery hazards: Malfunctioning or unguarded machinery poses a serious risk to factory workers.
  • Exposure to hazardous materials: Factories may use or produce hazardous materials that can cause serious injury or illness if not handled properly.

There’s no simple answer, as factory accident compensation is calculated based on several factors:

  • Severity of injury: More serious injuries typically mean higher compensation.
  • Lost earnings: Compensation accounts for the time you were unable to work due to the injury.
  • Medical expenses: Treatment costs, both current and future, can be factored in.
  • Impact on your life: How much your life has been affected by the injury, including your ability to work and enjoy hobbies.

For a free consultation, speak to us today on 0800 029 3849 or request a call back By filling the form, and we will connect you with a solicitor from our panel of solicitors who will be able to assess your case.

  1. Report the accident: Your employer is legally obligated to keep an accident book. Ensure your incident is officially recorded with full details.
  2. Seek medical attention: Even for seemingly minor injuries, see a doctor to document any harm sustained.
  3. Gather evidence:
    1. Take photos of the accident scene and your injuries if possible.
    2. Note the names and contact information of any witnesses.
  4. Keep records: Hold on to medical reports, receipts for expenses related to the accident, and notes of missed workdays.

For a free consultation, speak to us today on 0800 029 3849 or request a call back By filling the form, and we will connect you with a solicitor from our panel of solicitors who will be able to assess your case.

As part of the claims process, you may need to undergo a medical examination to assess the extent of your injuries and their impact on your life. 

This examination helps determine the compensation you may be entitled to for your injuries.

Start your claim today

Don’t hesitate to seek assistance if you’ve been injured in an accident. For a free consultation, call us today on 0800 029 3849 or request a call back By filling the form, and we will connect you with a solicitor from our panel of solicitors who will be able to assess your case.

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