Factory Accident Compensation Claims Information and Statistics
The UK’s manufacturing industry generates an annual output of around £192 billion – making it the 9th largest in the world. Some of the most popular factory-based roles include Production Operative, Technical Operator, Floor Supervisor and Manufacturing Engineer. With around 2.7 million UK people working in Manufacturing, the industry accounts for a large proportion of the workforce.
According to HSE statistics, Manufacturing is also one of the UK’s most dangerous industries, with around 3,000 serious injuries occurring each year. Whilst the number of serious injuries in Manufacturing is at the higher end of the scale, the number of fatalities (around 9 each year) remains significantly lower than industries such as Construction or Agriculture.
If you’ve been a victim of a factory injury that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim. Here at Tylers, our expert team can help you to get the compensation you need to move on with your personal and working life. It is possible that the factory accident you suffered may have a detrimental effect. The money you receive won’t solve all your worries you may be dealing with, but it can help to make your life easier and more comfortable.
To find out more, call our team of legal experts on 0800 699 0079 today. We offer our services on a no-win-no-fee basis, so there’s nothing to pay if we’re not successful in pursuing your claim.
What Are the Most Common Types of Factory Accident Compensation Claims?
In a factory there are a wide range of injuries that workers can experience. Factory accident compensation claims tend to develop when improper health and safety precautions are in place causing injury to employees. When this is the case, it is always necessary for employees to seek compensation.
- Slips, Trips and Falls
Slips trips and falls are among the most common factory injuries. Injuries associated with accidents such as this can involve broken bones, sprained joints, internal bruising etc.
- Poorly Maintained Equipment
Poorly maintained equipment is a leading cause of factory accidents and many claims are made for this reason. Factory employers are responsible for ensuring any equipment or machinery used by staff is properly maintained, tested and inspected on a regular basis. Workers’ risk of injury whilst operating the machinery is greatly increased if these requirements are not met.
- Falls from a Height
Many factory-based roles require workers to perform tasks at heights. They may be required to use ladders, lifts or platforms. If a worker falls from a height, the injuries sustained can be severe, life-changing or even fatal. And if the injury can be traced to neglegance on the employer’s part (e.g. failure to maintain or inspect the equipment or provide suitable footwear), the individual affected may be able to claim compensation.
What Else Can Cause a Factory Accident?
- Poorly managed toxic substances
- Falling objects
- Lack of adherence to Health & Safety regulations
- Negligence of co-workers
- Assault at work
- Insufficient or improper training
- Accident while driving or managing equipment (such as a forklift or crane)
If you have been affected by a factory accident that wasn’t your fault within the last three years, you may be entitled to compensation. However, remember, the sooner you begin to pursue your compensation claim, the greater your chances of success. We have helped many people affected by factory accidents to claim the compensation they deserve. Get in touch with our experienced solicitors today to find out how we can help you.
Which Injuries are Common Following Factory Accidents?
- Head injuries
- Spinal injuries
- Burn and scald injuries,
- Brain injuries
- Loss of sight
- Spinal and spinal cord injuries
What are the Symptoms of Factory Injuries?
The symptoms you experience following a factory accident will vary depending on the type and severity of the injury sustained. As humans, we know our bodies and we know when something isn’t right. If you have any worries following an accident obtained in a factory, seek medical attention immediately. The duration of the symptoms may be short, longer-term or even indefinite. If your factory accident occurred within the last three years and has caused you pain, discomfort or distress, you may be entitled to make a factory accident compensation claim.
Once you’ve been checked over for any health complications, ensure this information is stored in your medical notes as these will prove as pivotal evidence during your compensation claim.
The more evidence you are able to gather and the sooner after the incident you make a factory accident compensation claim, the better the chance you’ll be successful when claiming compensation. Once you have gathered your evidence, your next step should be to consult with an experienced personal injury solicitor.
If you would like to claim for compensation following a factory injury, we are here for you. Speak to our legal experts today on 0800 699 0079. We offer a no-win-no-fee service, so claiming will cost you nothing if we are not successful, but could allow you to secure the compensation you deserve.
Factory Injury Compensation Claims Calculator
If you have suffered from a factory injury at work, get in touch with us today as you might be able to make a claim for compensation. There are many factors that will decide the amount you could be owed such as the severity of the injury but if you’re wondering how much money you could be entitled to, Use Tylers’ simple factory injury compensation calculator below!
Musculoskeletal Compensation Amounts
These type of injuries are the most common injuries that happen in a factory such as sprains, muscle damage and others that are often caused by incorrect lifting. Unfortunately, many employers still fail to give their employees proper manual handling and lift training so if this is the case with you, you could be owed compensation.
Up to £8,500
Chemical Hazards Compensation Amounts
When working in a factory, you can be exposed to all sorts of chemicals that may result in chemical burns or poisoning. If your employers have been negligent and not prepared and equipped you with the correct protective equipment, you may be eligible to make a claim.
Up to £16,200
Machinery Injury Compensation Amounts
Although these are the most uncommon injuries, they do still happen. They are more likely to happen in factories that are of mass scale where different machinery is used daily and frequently. If used incorrectly or not properly advised, these types of injuries can lead to the msot serious of damages to employees.
Up to £35,000
Fire Injury Compensation Amounts
Unfortunately, fire’s are a risk every day in large industrial factories and incidents like this do still happen around the country. Fire’s can cause various impacts such as psychological stress, physical burns and long term scarring.
Up to £40,000
Frequently Asked Questions
How Much Compensation Could I Claim for a Factory Injury?
There are many types of injuries which you can be faced with when suffering from an injury obtained in a factory
Dependant on the nature of your injuries you may require extensive medical treatment and care which means transport costs and loss of work has affected your earnings. When processing a compensation claim, these issues are taken into consideration and are reflected in the sum of money you receive if your claims successful.
The amount of money you’ll receive is dependant on the circumstances in which you’ve obtained your injury and the severity of your injury. It’s therefore difficult to suggest a generic amount of money you could receive without knowing a little more about your injury and the surrounding circumstances.
If you’d like more accurate information surrounding your personal injury compensation claim, contact Tyler’s Solicitors today for a chat with our experts who will be able to provide informed advice based on the facts around your injury and the circumstances.
For you to be compensated accurately; your lawyer will help you in processing your case after your health condition has been assessed by medical professionals. This ensures you’ll be offered the correct amount of compensation.
In cases where your standard of living has been impaired and impacted for the rest of your life, then the level of compensation you receive will increase.
To ensure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve, contact Tyler’s Solicitors now and let us give you all the information advice and guidance you need to create a successful compensation claim.
Is Tylers a No-Win, No-Fee Personal Injury Solicitors?
Here at Tyler’s Solicitors, we take pride in announcing our no win no fee policy in regard to compensation claims. This ensures your peace at mind as you’re not required to pay any fees in the unlikely event of you experiencing an unsuccessful case.
How Can I Make a Factory Injury Compensation Claim?
For you to make a claim you will have to start by collecting as much evidence as possible. This will be assessed after you obtain a medical record which will indicate how you obtained your injury, the treatment required and any loss of earnings you may have been subjected to.
After you accessing and collating medical record information, visit or contact Tylers Solicitors who will guide you in filing a compensation claim. After the insurance company receives your claim, it will process it and offer you the compensation you deserve. In case you are not offered the compensation, the lawyer can proceed to the court of law for justice to be served.
Where Can I Find More Information on Factory Injury and Accident Claims?
For more information surrounding factory compensation claims, contact Tyler’s solicitors today and speak directly with our expert lawyers in personal injury claims who will be able to provide you with expert, accurate knowledge surrounding your claim and the circumstances in which you obtained your injuries.
Alternatively, you can contact the citizens advice bureau who will be able to give you limited guidance and inform you of your personal rights as a British Citizen.
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