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Factory accident claims

At Digby Brown we understand that working in a factory can pose risks to employees and have helped people recover compensation after an injury that was not their fault.

Accidents happen and we appreciate that factories can be a dangerous place to work. However, employers have a responsibility to do everything they can to reduce the risk of an accident at work. Where they have failed to do this, and an accident in the factory happens, they should be held accountable.

Employers responsibility to reduce risk of factory accidents

There are specific work regulations in place to help safeguard employees from risk of injury. Employers have a duty of care to their staff and should implement appropriate health and safety to minimise the risk of injury.

For example, employers are legally responsible to provide Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) for employees – free of charge - such as helmets, gloves, eye guards and clothing. Employers must also train staff how to use machinery properly and how to safely carry out their role such as heavy lifting.

Employers must provide a safe working environment for their staff. Equipment should be checked regularly and inspected for damage, signs of wear and faults. Any problems found should be repaired or replaced before it is used again and these need to be recorded.

When factories have not carried out their duties to implement health and safety regulations in the work place, and this results in an employee being injured by simply carrying out their job, then it is possible to pursue a factory accident claim against them.

Helping a client pursue a factory accident claim

Mrs P worked for a local factory in Scotland when she was injured after slipping on a greasy substance that was leaking from one of the machines.

“I was bucking up the courage for months to make a claim after the accident. In the end, I went ahead as they didn’t care about what happened. When I told them about the accident in the factory, their attitude was ‘what do you want me to do about it?'

Her employer admitted fault but made no offers. She was declared unfit to work and receiving statuary sick pay but this wasn’t enough to cover her expenses. As such, our solicitors raised the case in court and recovered £14,300 for Mrs P.

“I was more delighted when I knew I had won the case than the money I received as it proved I was right to pursue a claim against my employer and they were in the wrong.”

No win no fee for factory accident claims

At Digby Brown we have our own funding for factory accident claims, similar to no win no fee. This allows our personal injury solicitors to fully pursue a case and achieve the right outcome - at no financial risk to the client.

Legal advice about a factory accident claim

To speak to a legal advisor today for advice about a potential claim, please call us on 0333 200 5925.

Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form or text ‘help’ to 83310, and a legal advisor will contact you.



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