Factory Accident Claims
If you’ve been injured whilst working in a factory, in the last three years, you may be eligible to make a claim.
True Solicitors have been handling workplace injury claims for over 25 years, and are committed to helping our clients’ access compensation and rehabilitation to get their lives back on track.
Contact us to start the claims process on 0344 854 7000 or submit your details below and we will call you back.
What accidents can happen in a factory?
Factories are busy environments were accidents can easily happen if health and safety procedures aren’t followed. Your employer has a duty of care to protect your well-being in the workplace and should you become injured through their negligent actions you could make a claim against them.
We are commonly instructed by clients who have been injured in the following types of workplace accident whilst working in a factory:
- Forklift truck accidents
- Falls from height
- Manual handling injuries
- Slips, trips or falls
- Electric shock
How should my employer prevent factory accidents?
Your employer has the legal duty to protect your health and safety of in the workplace. In order to mitigate risks as far as reasonably possible your employer should:
- Conduct regular risk assessments to identify and eliminate possible hazards.
- Supply staff with the right PPE.
- Put in place measures to keep the warehouse clean, tidy and free from obstacles and spillages.
- Regularly inspect equipment to ensure it is in good working order.
- Ensure that staff are trained to work at height and in manual handling.
How much compensation will I get for a factory accident claim?
Each individual factory accident claim is different, so it is not possible to say exactly how much compensation you will receive. Your claim will be calculated based on a number of different factors including:
- The seriousness of the injuries sustained.
- Your loss of earnings.
- The rehabilitation treatment required.
- If care and assistance will be needed on an on-going basis.
- If home and vehicle adaptations need to be made.
- Your ability to work in the same capacity in the future.
Use our compensation calculator to get an idea of what your physical injuries could be worth.
Can I claim if my employer has ceased trading?
If you had an accident in a factory that has since ceased trading it may still be possible for you to pursue a claim. The claims process may however take longer than usual as it may take longer to track down the people and information needed.
Your previous employer would have had insurance in place to cover claims of this nature. It is therefore still the insurer’s responsibility to pay-out on compensation claims. The team at True Solicitors will seek to find out who your previous employer’s insurer was, and can also find out if the same company is now trading under another name or been taken over by another business.
Your solicitor will also source information to support your claim such as records of your employment, risk assessments and witness statements.
Will I lose my job if I make claim?
A lot of people are put off from making a factory accident claim out of the fear that they will lose their job. Your employer cannot legally dismiss you on the basis of you making a personal injury claim against them.
No matter what the size of the company, they are required, by law, to have employer’s liability insurance in place, to cover them for worker injuries. It is therefore important to know that your claim will be against your employer’s insurance company and not directly handled by your employer.
Read our ‘Can I lose my job after an accident at work claim?’ guide here.
Do I need to pay to make a claim?
Our factory accident solicitors will handle your claim on a ‘No win, No fee’ basis. Our charges to you are dependent upon the individual type of case, and are typically a percentage of the compensation amount that we obtain for you. The charges will be no more than 25% of your final settlement.
Contact us to start your claim
If you or someone you know has suffered injuries due to a factory accident, contact us now on 0344 854 7000 for free, impartial advice. Alternatively you can submit a free, no obligation enquiry via the form on our website.