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 personal injury solicitors
The expression “No Win – No Fee” is often used in personal injury cases. It is used as a way of funding a compensation claim where the accident victim does not have the means to pay for the costs involved as the case progresses.
A number of solicitors are prepared to handle personal injury cases on a “No Win – No Fee” basis but very few are able to offer their clients complete protection if the case is unsuccessful.
In that event, the client could end up being liable for many thousands of pounds in legal expenses or the case won't be fully investigated and therefore likely to under-settle.
Compensate 'no win no fee' funding
Digby Brown has its own funding company, Compensate, which provides the funding to allow the case to be fully investigated, employ the best experts surrounding the circumstances of the accident and/or injuries sustained and where and if necessary go to court.
If for whatever reason the case is unsuccessful, Compensate pays all your legal expenses and those of your opponent – you pay nothing.
On average our clients receive over 3 times the pre-litigation offer
Because of Compensate funding Digby Brown's success rate is extremely high and on average our clients receive three times the pre-litigation offer.
In the event the case is successful, a small percentage of your damages will be deducted with VAT to pay for this service. The percentage which Compensate will charge depends on the degree of risk involved. We believe that this is the fairest method of giving clients access to justice whilst ensuring their cases are fully investigated, prepared and funded.
Beware of compensation offers which may be too good
We know you will have seen many adverts offering 100% compensation or telling you that you will not lose any of your compensation, however we believe there are a number of problems with companies that do this.
- How do they make their money if they don’t charge you anything?
- If they aren’t taking any money from you, the client, what incentive do they have to ensure you receive the right level of compensation, appropriate to the injuries you have sustained?
- Fully preparing a case, finding out exactly what happened and what the consequences of your injuries may mean in the long term, is expensive, how do they do this properly?
- If they aren’t fully preparing these cases will they just accept the first offer they are given on your behalf by the Insurance company?
- It makes simple business sense, the less work they do the higher their profit margin is - they simply have no incentive to work harder on your behalf.
- These adverts in the main are from English firms on national television which operates in a different way and therefore wouldn’t apply to a Scottish person.
We know from the many client cases we mandate from other firms of solicitors (in the main at the request of the client who is extremely unsatisfied with the service received for the other firm) that many shortcuts are taken in preparation and that the first offer received is being recommended for acceptance, regardless of the value.
Getting something for nothing is usually the first sign of poor service.
Correct level of compensation with Digby Brown
Our experience and statistics show time and time again we will achieve the correct level of compensation which will be substantially more than the insurer is initially prepared to offer.
Even after we have deducted our percentage as a success fee you will gain considerably more than you would have achieved using a 100% compensation model.
Contact Digby Brown's personal injury solicitors
For further information about no win no fee, or anything else, call us on 0333 200 5925 or fill in our enquiry form below and someone will get back in touch with you.
Legal advice about a factory accident claim
To speak to a legal advisor today for advice about a potential claim, please call us or fill in our online enquiry form and a legal advisor will contact you.
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