Factory accident compensation claim
Hazards in the workplace are common, but even more so for factory workers using specialist machinery. The impact of a serious injury to an employee and their family following a factory accident can be devastating. Financial loss, loss of earnings, ill health, pain and on-going rehabilitation are a real threat. In some cases, individuals may also suffer psychological problems from the stress, pain and anxiety of an injury – while, in extreme cases, families may also suffer the death of a loved one causing further financial pressure and difficulties.
What types of factory accident can you claim for?
We have acted for a number of clients across various accidents, including:
- machinery accidents;
- manual handling accidents;
- slipping or tripping;
- falls from height;
- falling objects;
- work equipment accidents; and
- fatal injuries.
If you or a family member has suffered injury due to a factory accident, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
Can I make a claim if my employer is no longer trading?
Yes. If the relevant employer’s liability insurer who was on cover at the time the accident occurred can be located, a claim can still be brought. If the proposed defendant company is no longer trading and has been dissolved/removed from the Register of Companies, it is possible to have the company restored to the register in order to bring the claim.
Will I lose my job if I make a claim?
If you have been injured at work and then exercise your right to bring a claim for compensation against your employer, you should then not be adversely treated by your employer. The reality is that although you may be bringing a claim against your employer in name, your claim will actually be handled by your employer’s insurers or solicitors.
How we can help?
At Hugh James, we have one of the largest personal injury and accident at work legal teams in the UK. Our dedicated solicitors have worked to claim compensation for thousands of people and have the skills, knowledge and experience to get you the best level of compensation for your claim.
We make claiming compensation straightforward. We offer free advice and guidance when investigating your claim, without obligation. We are available to meet with you face to face, or to discuss matters over the phone. We also offer no win, no fee services – meaning that if your factory accidents claim is unsuccessful we won’t charge you a penny.