Factory Accident Claims

If you work in a factory and suffer an injury, what action can you take against your employer?

Every employer has a duty to ensure that all of their staff are safe whilst they are carrying out their duties. Factories often carry greater risks of injuries to staff than offices or retail premises often due to the machinery that is used on the premises.

If you suffer an injury as a result of your employer failing to provide you with suitable equipment or training, or if a colleague causes an injury, you may well be able to make a factory accident claim against your employer.

Types of Factory Accidents

There are various different types of factory accidents, but some are relatively common, including:

  • Lack of appropriate guards on the machinery
  • Poor maintenance leading to defective machinery causing injury
  • Low quality of cleanliness (packaging materials etc) leading to tripping accidents
  • Leaking machinery leading to slipping accidents

Your Factory Accident Claim – What Should You Do?

If you have been involved in a factory accident the first step is to ensure that the accident details are entered into the Accident Book. Every employer must keep one of these on the premises and you should ensure an entry is made.

Depending on the extent of your injury, you should also attempt to secure any evidence such as defective machinery or packaging materials if you slipped or tripped. Some photographs of the scene of the accident can also be helpful (include a newspaper to date the photograph).

If any of your colleagues witnessed the accident you should ask them to write a short account of what happened as this will be useful to a solicitor if you decide to proceed with a work accident compensation claim later.


You should attend Accident and Emergency or your General Practitioner if the injuries are more than trivial so that they can be properly assessed.

What Next?

You should look for a specialist solicitor with experience of factory accidents and other work accident claims. They should be able to help you investigate the claim and ensure that if your claim is successful that you will be able to keep all of your compensation.

Factory accident claims advice – the work accident solicitors

Too many accidents occur in factories across the UK due to employers shirking their legal duty of care towards employees. If you have suffered such an accident, The Work Accident Solicitors can help you claim compensation.

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