Factory Accident Claims
Factories are full of hazards, so health and safety measures are crucial in this working environment.
If you have been injured while working in a factory, we can help you make a claim against your employer or the owner of factory.
Our accident at work solicitors have decades of experience securing compensation for workers.
Since 1921, we have proudly worked with the trade union movement to improve and protect workers’ rights and we encourage every worker to join a union to access bespoke legal services free of charge. If, however, you are not a member of a union, our experts can support factory workers in a factory accident claim on a no win, no fee basis, meaning you won’t have to pay unless your claim is successful.
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Frequently asked questions about factory accident compensation
If your employer has failed in their duty of care by not providing a safe working environment, they could be liable if you are hurt.
For example, if your employer has failed to carry out appropriate risk assessments and you were injured as a result, you would have grounds to make a claim for compensation.
If you think you are eligible for compensation from your employer, start the claims process today by completing our online claim form or, if you’d prefer, you can call us to talk through your situation first.
The amount of compensation awarded in factory accident claims depends on several factors, including:
- The severity of your injury
- The impact it has had on your life - such as loss of earnings or psychological trauma
- The extent of your employer’s negligence.
Every case is different and the amount of compensation differs from case to case.
To get a better idea of how much compensation you may be eligible for, get in touch to discuss your case in more detail.
There is a three-year time limit for making most personal injury claims and this applies to factory accident compensation claims.
This means you have three years to make a claim, starting either from the date of your accident or from when you first become aware of the injury.
In compensation cases involving injuries that develop over time, such as an asbestos-related disease, it may be several years before you become aware of the injury.
If you are unsure if you can make a claim, get in touch to discuss your case with one of our specialist solicitors.
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), the most common causes of injuries in the manufacturing sector are:
- Workplace slips, trips and falls
- Manual handling injuries
- Being hit by a moving or falling object, including crush injuries
- Factory machinery accidents.
The most common risk factors for injuries in the manufacturing industry are:
- Machinery and tools – present in 85% of workplaces
- Lifting and moving objects – required in 75% of workplaces
- Vehicles such as forklift trucks – present in 67% of workplaces.
Why choose Thompsons Solicitors?
Thompsons Solicitors is the most experienced UK workplace accidents law firm.
Since our foundation in 1921, the landmark cases we’ve been involved in established the laws which have improved workers’ rights and workplace safety. Our legal experts won the case that established the concept of employers’ liability, helped write the Health and Safety at Work Act, won the first industrial disease case and much more.
Unlike other law firms, we only ever act for workers and never for the employers responsible for their injuries or the insurance companies paying out for them. Call us for a chat on 0800 0 224 224 to see how we can help you.