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    Factory Accident Compensation

    There are a number of potential hazards when working in a factory or warehouse. Statistics provided by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) reveal that 2% of employees in the manufacturing industry sustain a work related injury each year. Below we answer some of the most common questions regarding whether or not you can claim for compensation if you work in a factory or warehouse and have had an accident.

    What are the dangers of working in a factory?

    There are many potential dangers which could lead to an accident these include:

    • Lifting and handling
    • Wrongly using machinery
    • Falling objects
    • Slips, trips and falls.

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    What types of injury might I suffer?

    Some of the injuries you might suffer from are things like electrical injuries, amputations, cuts, head injuries, orthopaedic injuries or in the most extreme cases even death. No matter what your injury though you may be able to claim compensation.

    What can I do to try and avoid becoming injured?

    Your employer has a duty of care to make sure that their workers are safe while at work. It is their job to make sure that health and safety procedures are complied with and make sure their workers are adequately trained. You should not use any machinery or chemicals without first being properly trained.

    What should I do after an injury in a factory?

    After an accident or injury at work no matter how small, you should always seek medical attention immediately. If you can gather some evidence such as photos of where you injured yourself and if there was anyone around at the time ask them to provide statements of what happened.

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    Can I claim for an accident in a factory?

    You may be entitled to claim for compensation. Our expert lawyers can advise you on the individual circumstances of your claim.


    Who would I claim against?

    If your injury was due to another person’s negligence then you may be able to claim against them. If your injury was due to lack of training or not being provided with the correct safety equipment then you may be able to claim against your employer. Our lawyers will advise you once they know the details of your injury claim.


    How much compensation will I be able to claim?

    The amount of compensation you will be able to claim is dependent on the individual circumstances of your claim. Your lawyer will be able to advise you further as your claim progresses and further information has been obtained.


    How long do I have to make a claim?

    In Scotland you have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim. However, the best time to make a claim is as soon as you are able to do so.


    How long does a claim take?

    There is no set time on how long it will take for you to settle your claim. This would all depend on the seriousness of your accident and your individual claim.


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