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Factory Workers Injured At Work

Factory Workers injured at work


Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors for Factory Workers injured at work


No Win No Fee Claims for Factory Workers injured at work


Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading firms of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors – and can advise on how to make a no win no fee claim for accident and injury at work compensation if you are a factory worker who has been injured at work.


What sort of factory accident injuries can I claim for?


Factories can present a range of different hazards to workers as they usually have a varied environment which may involve the use of machinery, carrying loads, working on a production line or transporting goods round the factory or factory site.


Working in a factory may also involve working long shifts or unsociable hours – including covering for absent colleagues or working extra hours to meet production deadlines. Fatigue can add to the risk of factory accidents and factory managers have a duty to assess the risks and manage them so that factory workers do not have preventable accidents or sustain injuries.


Accidents factory workers can claim for include:


  • Burns and scalds (canteen accidents, steam burns, chemical burns)
  • Contact injuries (chemical burns and allergies)
  • Falls from height (lifts, stairs, ladders)
  • Hazardous materials (asbestos, sawdust, aluminium particles)
  • Inhalation injuries (chemical or toxic fumes)
  • Lift and escalator accidents (sudden stops and drops)
  • Machinery accidents (machinery jams, poor maintenance, unguarded machine parts)
  • Slips and trips (slippery floors or pathways)
  • Repetitive strain injury (RSI)
  • Spinal and back injuries (carrying heavy loads)
  • Vehicle accidents (HGVs, fork-lifts).

    Factory workers can claim for a range of physical injuries including:


    • Amputation
    • Blindness, eye loss and sight impairment
    • Brain Injury
    • Burns and scalds
    • Concussion
    • Crush injuries
    • Fractures
    • Head injury
    • Industrial deafness
    • Industrial disease
    • Muscle damage
    • Neck, back and shoulder injury
    • Nerve damage
    • Paraplegia/quadriplegia/tetraplegia
    • Spinal injury.


    Claims for factory workers fatally injured at work


    In the case of fatal injuries in factory accidents, the dependants of an employee fatally injured in a factory accident can make a claim for compensation if the employer or another party is liable.


    Dependants of workers who have died from industrial or work-related diseases such as asbestosis or mesothelioma can also claim compensation, even if industrial disease is diagnosed post-mortem.


    How long do Factory Workers injured at Work have to make a claim?


    Claims for factory workers injured at work fall under the area of law known as personal injury.


    Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim for accident and injury at work compensation.


    Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however.


    Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you are injured in a factory accident.


    Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has been seriously injured in a factory accident and is still recovering in hospital, or has been fatally injured in a factory accident – or has been diagnosed with an industrial disease.


    How much compensation can Factory Workers injured at Work claim?


    Compensation for factory workers injured at work includes:


    • General Damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
      The exact amount will be assessed according to the extent of injury, estimated recovery time and rehabilitation needed – and whether further medical treatment or even lifelong care is needed.
    • Special Damages to cover medical fees and out-of-pocket expenses
      Expenses might include physiotherapy, loss of earnings, travel expenses to hospital or damage to personal items. In more serious cases, ongoing care, loss of future salary and pension or adaptations to your home would be included.


    Who pays compensation to factory workers injured at work?


    Employers have a legal duty to ensure safe working practices – and should carry out regular health and safety checks to make sure work premises or sites are properly managed and maintained, equipment is fit for purpose – and staff are properly trained and supervised.


    Employees must also follow good working practices and report any lapses in health and safety to employers or line managers.


    When accidents happen in the work place, the Health and Safety Executive – and sometimes the police and Local Authority – will investigate and an employer may be prosecuted for breaching health and safety legislation if found negligent in its legal duty to employees.


    However, it is your employer’s insurer who will settle any claim for factory accidents or factory injury compensation – or the insurer of the party liable for the accident or injury.


    Many factory injury claims are settled out-of-court by insurers, so you do not have to worry that making a compensation claim will cause problems for you when you return to work.


    Will I have to go to court to claim compensation?


    Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.


    Most factory injury claims are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.


    But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in industrial accidents and factory injury claims, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.


    Why Duncan Lewis is the best claims solicitor for Factory Workers injured at Work


    • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors understand just how traumatic and upsetting accidents and injuries for factory workers can be – we believe in putting you and your family first to obtain the best results for you
    • Duncan Lewis is one of the leading firms of Personal Injury and Legal Aid solicitors in the UK
    • Our initial claims advice to factory workers injured at work is free
    • Duncan Lewis accepts factory accident and industrial injury claims on a no win no fee basis, so you will not have to worry about legal fees
    • We will visit you at home if you are recovering from injuries sustained in a factory accident – and can arrange expert medical opinions to help back up your claim
    • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors will make sure you understand every stage of your factory accident personal injury claim
    • We will handle negotiations for you, so you do not have to worry while you are recovering from your injuries.


    Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in accident and injury at work claims, including compensation claims for factory workers injured at work.


    Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making compensation claims for factory accidents and injuries by calling 020 7923 4020.

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