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Factory accidents

It does not make a difference whether you are an employee of a factory, you still have your own duties as emploee and your employer must still comply with all the relevant requirements and regulations; and it is  employers eesponcibility to provide you with safe premises and working practices. If you work in a factory your employer must provide you with Personal Protective Equipment suitable for your duties such as:

  • Safety shoes to reduce a risk of foot injuries [there are various standards for the safety shoes].
  • Adequate protective gloves to protect the hands during the working process.
  • Adequate overalls if you are working with various dangerous liquids and materials.
  • Safety glasses for your Eye protection.
  • Ear plugs if the noise of the machinery exceeds the permitted limit.
  • A Hard Hat if there is a risk of any dangerous substances falling down.

All employees should be briefed and be trained if they are involved in manual handling operations. In UK, in one year alone, almost 30% of all injuries at work (including one fatal accident) were caused by manual handling. If you get it wrong today, it is possible that you will suffer the consequences tomorrow.

Employees in factories are entitled to just the same protection as any other employee. Any employer has a duty to comply with all the relevant statutory requirements and regulations about safe working practices and safe work places premises, otherwise they can be liable for factory accident compensation claims.

Requirements include making sure that factory floors are clear of slippery substances like grease, which can cause slipping accidents. Floors must also be kept clear of obstructions, and tripping hazards, like discarded plastic wrapping bands and trailing cables.

Moving parts of machinery have to be safely guarded. Safety shoes and suitable gloves should be provided when there is a risk of  foot injuries or injuries to the hands during the working process. Appropriate overalls should be provided if there is a danger of hot or toxic materials or liquids being scattered or splashed.

Other factory injuries could include industrial deafness; fork lift truck accidents; chemical spills; or falling machinery.

On average, 1000 injuries to people’s eyes occur everyday:

  • 75% by impact;
  • 15% by burns or chemicals;
  • 10% by ingress of foreign bodies;

Most of them could have been prevented if eye protection had been worn. Therefore it is your employer’s responsibility to arrange risk assessments and brief you about safe methods of working.

New factory employees must receive induction training on safety procedures, and the employers should ensure that safety rules are complied with at all times.

There is a big variety of work related injuries occurring as a result of working in factories, and we do not intend to mention all of them, so you must understand that any work related accident injury you have suffered as a result on somebody’s fault may cost you a fortune.

If you have suffered a factory accident, do not hesitate to claim online with Baltnet™, or call on the free phone number to get a free consultation from an experienced independent specialist.

No matter what job you do, it is crucial for you know your Employer’s Responsibilities, Your Own Responsibilties as Emploee, Duties of Personnel Reporting an Accident and you may also find useful   Our advice if you have an accident at work.

Baltnet Claims helps people who have suffered injuries in an accident which was not their fault to make a claim for compensation.

So if you think you are entitled to claim call us on 020 8892 5985 or fill in a short claim online form and we will get back to you as soon as we can.