Have you suffered an accident in a factory?
Just like any workplace environment, working in a factory can potentially be dangerous if proper health and safety precautions aren’t taken by employers or staff. However, accidents that occur in factory environments can potentially be far more dangerous than accidents in other workplaces like offices due to the use of heavy machinery or the need to lift heavy objects. No matter the severity of your injuries, First Personal Injury are here to help you and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve to help with your recovery.
Make a claim now by calling 0800 808 9740 or contacting us online.
Your Next Steps Following An Accident
If you’ve experienced an accident in a factory you might be wondering about what your next steps are at this difficult time.
- Firstly, you get your injuries checked out by your GP as soon as possible or immediately go to the hospital depending upon the severity of your condition. Your health and wellbeing should be your main concern. Getting checked out at the hospital will also help to create a record of your injuries and experience which can later be used as evidence if you decide to make a claim.
- If your injuries are not so severe, you should aim to take photographs of the scene where the accident happened and your injuries. For example, if you fell over due to an uneven surface in the factory, you should aim to highlight this uneven surface by taking a photograph of it with a ruler if possible, to highlight the height discrepancy. Furthermore, you should speak to witnesses of the event and if you do not know them well you should ask for contact details. Witnesses of the accident can later be called forward to give statements in your case, helping to build evidence to attribute blame to the responsible party.
- The accident should also be recorded in the workplace accident book. It is a legal requirement for all workplaces to have an accident book and if your employer does not possess one this could be a negligent action on their part. It is important to record the accident in an accident book as this helps to ensure further evidence of the incident and the accident normally has to be recorded in detail, which helps to ensure that you do not forget any details which could be important. Similarly, you should also personally record your account of the accident, perhaps in a journal, as soon as possible so that you do not forget anything or confuse the facts at a later date. This will help in ensuring the validity of your claim as being aware of the facts of the case helps to eliminate any doubt.
- Finally, if you wish to make a claim you should contact a personal injury solicitor who can assess your case and guide you through the legal process. While it may seem daunting to begin the claims process, a personal injury solicitor can help make this easier by taking the legal burden onto their shoulders and away from you. Our team of experts at First Personal Injury are always happy to help and answer any questions that you might have.
Making Personal Injury Claims
If you have been injured in a factory accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to compensation. First Personal Injury solicitors are available to assist you and ensure that you get the compensation you deserve.
First Personal Injury work with both families and individuals across England and Wales, leading them on their legal journey and helping them claim compensation after an accident or injury.
To learn more or to start your claim, get in touch with our expert team on 0800 808 9740 or contact us online.
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