Manufacturing Personal Injury Claims
There are many different types of manufacturing accidents that you could potentially be injured in. However, some accidents are more common than others. Therefore, it is important to be aware of which accidents are the most common so that you can protect yourself and your workforce against them. Four of the most common manufacturing accident types are:
Slip, Trip And Fall Accidents
This accident type is incredibly common in all industries, including in the manufacturing industry. When surfaces are slippery, areas of floor are unevenly raised or walkways are obstructed, the likelihood of someone falling over is increased. Therefore, it is important that signs are placed on wet floors to alert everyone in the vicinity to the fact that the floor is wet. Similarly, walkways should be clear at all times and items should not be left in areas that could block other people’s paths.
While certain slip, trip and fall accidents just happen and they are no one’s fault, certain accidents are not entirely blameless. If you have been injured due to someone else’s failure to create a safe work environment, you may be able to claim compensation.
Repetitive Strain Injuries
In industries like manufacturing, the same movements are often repeated over and over again for hours on end. For example, it may be your job to move certain items within the plant to another area. If you have not received the correct manual handling training, you could potentially injure yourself due to carrying items in an unsafe way.
Within the right protections, simply completely an action over and over again can cause an injury. Therefore, workers should be allowed to take regular breaks so that they can rest and reduce the likelihood of a strain injury occurring.
Struck By A Falling Object
You could potentially be injured by a falling object while working in a factory or a warehouse. This could cause a serious injury as. The object could strike your head and it could be very heavy. Therefore, items should always be stored safely. Shelves should not be overloaded and items should not be placed precariously on ledges. If you have been injured in a falling object accident, you may be able to claim compensation.
This is one of the most dangerous accident types. Machinery is a commonly used in all areas of the manufacturing industry and therefore workers should be properly trained on how to operate them. If you work with machinery but have not been properly trained on how to use it, you could be injured. Similarly, employees should be taught what to do if an accident occurs, such as how to safely stop a machine. If you have been injured in a machine-related accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to claim compensation.
Amount of Compensation
Compensation is decided on a case by case basis, taking into account the severity of the injuries and the impact that these injuries have had upon the sufferer. The pain and suffering causes by your injuries will first be taken into, as will the impact of the injuries upon your ability to function.
For example, if you can no longer complete certain tasks as you would have done before, or if the incident has impacted upon your mental health, then this could be accounted for through compensation. Compensation will also take financial costs into account. If you have had to pay for treatment or have lost income due to being unable to work, then compensation may be able to account for these financial losses. To view general compensation estimates for injury types, visit our compensation calculator.
Making Personal Injury Claims
If you have been injured due to an 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. Contact our specialist team to begin the claims process, either by phone on 0800 808 9740 or through our online form.