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Factory accident claims
Factories can be extremely hazardous places to work. Not only is the nature of work demanding but employees can also come into contact with heavy machinery, equipment parts and harmful materials. This can increase the chances of a factory accident. Employers have a duty to ensure that health and safety regulations are being met in their factories and full training is given to each employee.
It is also the duty of the employer to ensure that
- floors are kept clean and dry to avoid slips and falls
- correct protective equipment be supplied
- machinery should be guarded
- eye, ear and hand protection should be widely available
- full training be given when operating forklift trucks
Failure to ensure a safe working environment can lead to various accidents; from slips, trips and falls to more serious accidents such as chemical injuries, hearing loss or even fatalities. Employers are required by law to ensure that you are being protected against the risk of an accident or injury at work. This means providing sufficient training, supervision, a safe working environment and equipment which is fit for purpose. If any of this is missing or faulty then the consequences can be catastrophic. Insufficient protection increases the risk of an accident which can lead to serious injury or death
Sustaining an injury as a result of a factory accident can cause undue pain and stress, and a potential loss of earnings for you and your family. If you or someone you know has been injured in a factory accident that wasn’t your fault, it may be time to contact a personal injury solicitor.
Making a claim
How do I make a factory accident claim?
If you or a loved one have experienced an injury or loss of earnings due to a factory accident within the last three years, you could be entitled to financial compensation from the at-fault party.
Injuries sustained in factory accidents can include broken bones, muscle damage, loss of hearing, loss of sight, chemical burns, and many more. Alongside the physical pain and suffering these accidents can cause, you may also experience a loss of earnings and psychological damage due to the extent of your injuries. These consequences can prove difficult for you and your loved ones, and it is only right that you seek compensation if the factory accident was due to the negligence of another.
At Watermans, our team of skilled personal injury lawyers are here to guide you through the compensation claims process, by offering straightforward legal advice. We care about our clients, and work hard to secure the compensation that you are entitled to. Plus, we operate on a no win no fee basis, meaning that you don’t have to pay any solicitors fees if we don’t win your case.
We are here to help you to get your life back on track after an accident that could have been prevented. Speak to one of our dedicated solicitors today, and let us help you to start your claims process.
How much compensation?
How much compensation for a factory accident?
As with all personal injury claims, the amount of compensation you could receive will depend on the nature of the accident and the severity of your new circumstances. In most instances, you may be entitled to compensation for variety of things including
- medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
- loss of earnings or earning capacity
- any future expenses as a result of the injury
- home modification and care expenses
- pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life
Whatever your injury, you can ensure that Watermans will fight for the best possible outcome for you.
Why should I choose Watermans to pursue my claim?
Watermans make legal services look and feel easy so people can move forward in life.
Watermans are one of the leading personal injury firms in Scotland. We act only for people who have been injured in an accident, and never for the at-fault party, nor insurance companies who defend these cases.
Our expert team are committed to doing everything to make the claims process straightforward for our clients following an accident. We take the hassle from you and fight each case to secure the maximum level of compensation. We also provide access to a range of additional services, such as physiotherapy and psychological treatment to ensure you recover from your injuries as soon as possible and get your life back on track.
Our expertise in personal injury covers a wide range of areas including accidents at work, public liability claims, road traffic accidents, fatal and serious injury claims and cases relating to child and historical abuse.
We represent thousands of clients throughout Scotland each year, securing millions of pounds in compensation for our clients. We work on a no win a fee basis, which means that if your claim is unsuccessful, you won’t end up out of pocket.
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Get in touch with us
Everything we do at Watermans is about getting you the resolution you need and making that process straightforward. Start the process by sending us your details below or calling us on 0131 555 7055
Our personal injury claims expert
“Making a claim for compensation can be such a daunting process for people, so I try to make it as straightforward and easy to understand as I can for them.”
Susanne McGraw, Head of Personal Injury