Accidents in Factories

If you work in a factory and are in frequent contact with dangerous machinery and high-tech equipment, you will be following strict health and safety guidelines at all times.

With machinery and equipment constantly moving and working, they can become defective. This can lead to a safety hazard that may only present itself when it is too late and accidents can happen due to no fault of your own. If you are harmed in such a way, you may have grounds for a work accident claim.

If the machinery is defective as a result of poor maintenance by your employer, you could be entitled to compensation. If your place of work has failed to observe basic health and safety precautions with regards to the upkeep of equipment, you may be entitled to make a claim against them.

Employer's Obligations

All employers are legally bound to:

  • Ensure all equipment is functioning properly;
  • Test and conduct analysis of all machinery;
  • Provide the correct safety equipment to its employers whilst using machinery.

If your employer fails to carry out the correct health and safety responsibilities and you are injured as a result, you may be able to make a claim for compensation against their insurers.

If you are worried about being dismissed as a result of making a claim against your employer, then do not panic. It is illegal for a company or employer to discipline an employee or to terminate their contract for claiming against them.

Contact Nigel Askew Solicitor

If you want to seek compensation in Lincolnshire for an injury at work from broken work equipment, get in touch with me on 01507 609027 or online for a free, no-obligation consultation. I deal with cases on a no-win, no-fee basis. There are no hidden charges. I will come and see you at whatever time and wherever suits. I visit clients personally throughout the Louth and Grimsby area.



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