Contacting us about your factory accident claim
Your employer has a duty of care to keep you as safe as possible in your workplace and ensure the risks are kept to a minimum so injuries are avoided. This duty of care is especially important when you work in a potentially dangerous place such as a factory, where it's likely a serious injury could happen if safety regulations aren't followed.
If your employer has failed to take the steps necessary to keep you safe at work and you've been injured because of this, then you may be able to make a compensation claim.
The compensation you could receive may help to cover the costs of your injury and the impact it has had on your life so that you can start to get things back to how they were before your accident.
To find out if you have a factory accident claim, you can get in touch with our legally trained advisors on for free, confidential advice. We'll be able to answer any questions you may have and talk you through the claims process in more detail.
When you call there's never any obligation to claim, but we'll let you know if we think you have a claim during the call and can talk you through the next steps.
Your employer has a duty of care to keep you safe while working in their factory
Your employer must follow the laws and regulations put in place to keep you safe in your workplace. This means they must follow The Health and Safety at Work Regulations Act 1974, as well as any specific workplace regulations.
Examples of ways in which your employer may be required to keep your working environment safe include:
- Providing you with the correct training for your role; this includes any training to use specific machinery
- Checking machinery to ensure it's not faulty and is in a safe working order
- Providing the correct safety equipment - this may include steel toe-capped boots, high visibility jackets or safety goggles
- Keeping the floor free from tripping hazards such as discarded plastic wrapping, trailing cables and cleaning up spilt liquid or oil
- Carrying out risk assessments. This includes thinking about potential risks and then taking reasonable steps to prevent accidents from happening.
There are many ways in which your employer may have failed in their duty of care to you, so if the cause of your accident isn't related to any of the above then don't worry - it's likely we can still help.
To find out whether we think you have a claim, contact us on for free, with no obligation to claim.
The Six Pack Regulations
The Six Pack Regulations are six regulations on Health and Safety at Work, which were introduced in 1992. These regulations protect the safety of all workers including factory workers.
The main set of regulations in the ‘Six Pack' is the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, which specifies that your employer is required to carry out risk assessments to make sure appropriate actions are being taken to keep the workplace safe.
Other regulations cover handling of heavy loads, requirements for rest breaks, personal protective equipment (PPE), lighting, heating and ventilation.
If your employer has not followed these regulations, then they may have broken the law and put you at risk. If you've been injured as a result of their negligence, you can get in touch with us for free on .
Types of factory accident claims
Factory accidents can happen due to a wide variety of reasons and can also lead to many different types of injury.
Causes of factory accidents may include:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Falls from height
- Forklift truck accidents
- Dangerous machinery
- Lifting heavy objects
These accidents can have potentially life changing consequences, and may even lead to fatal accidents.
No matter how serious or minor your injury is, if it wasn't your fault, then you deserve to be compensated for the impact it has had.
Andrew was injured while cleaning machinery in a food preparation factory
I was washing a meat slicer from the production line when one of the blades slipped and cut my thumb. It got infected, so I was on antibiotics for a week and had to take time off work.
I had never made a claim before but I thought I would ring National Accident Helpline and see what happened. They were very friendly and helpful.
Andrew Welton, 41, from Cawston, Norfolk
Serious injuries in a factory
Unfortunately, due to the fact that factories can be so hazardous, factory accidents can often lead to serious injuries. If you've been seriously injured, firstly we'd like to say that we're sorry and we can't begin to imagine what you've been through.
Although we know that money can't take away the suffering you've had to endure, we do know that compensation can help you take the first steps to getting your life back on track.
We realise that you may feel hesitant about getting in touch because you're unsure as to whether we would consider your injury to be serious.
You might have suffered a serious injury if any of the following apply to you:
- You've had to undergo ongoing medical treatment
- Your injury has required long or repeated hospital visits
- You've had to take significant time off work
When you feel ready to talk about what happened, you can contact our friendly advisors on . They'll put you at ease and make sure you're comfortable during your conversation. There's no obligation to claim, but they'll be able to let you know whether they think you're eligible.
To find out more about making a serious injury claim, visit our serious injuries page.
Claiming against your employer
We understand that you may feel hesitant or uncomfortable about making a factory accident claim against your employer. People often feel that they may be treated differently as a result of their claim, or that they could lose their job.
Your claim should have no impact on the way you're treated at work. It is illegal for your employer to treat you differently or dismiss you because of your claim. And if they were to do so, you would be able to take further legal action and could receive compensation for the stress and impact of their treatment and actions.
Another common concern is that you'll leave your employer with a bill they can't afford. Again, this isn't true. Your compensation will be paid by their employer liability insurance, so the company won't be put into financial difficulty as a result.
Why choose us for your factory accident claim?
We have over 26 years' experience helping people just like you make a compensation claim following a work accident that wasn't their fault.
As the UK's leading personal injury claims company, we have the expertise to match you with the right specialist solicitor for your particular case so that you don't have the stress of trying to find them yourself.
All of our solicitors can help you make your factory accident claim on a no win no fee basis, which means that if for some reason your case isn't successful, you won't be charged a penny.
The service we offer is free and advisory which means that our priority is to give you the help you need after a factory accident. We'll never push you to make a claim but if you're interested and you give us your permission, we can get the ball rolling straight away.
Get in touch with our legally trained advisors on or fill in the short form below to request a call back.