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Most employers do all they can to ensure their staff won’t be injured by making sure the workplace is as safe as possible. However, some don’t take the safety of staff seriously and when this happens in a busy and potentially dangerous environment like a factory, the risk of injury becomes very high. Here, the possibility that staff members could have an accident at work and end up needing to make a claim for injury compensation greatly increases.
Production lines and factories present a number of foreseeable health dangers to employees. In all workplaces, an employer has a duty of care to make sure that their employees’ safety is of paramount importance and that proper training and safety monitoring are in place. Companies that fail to adequately manage their employees safety and breach regulations can face severe consequences.
If you work in a factory or on a production line, you will undoubtedly be tasked with using machinery, some of which could easily cause injury if it is used incorrectly or if the machinery is not safe and regularly serviced. Whether that machinery is for cutting, lifting or moving items there are real dangers to the health of employees and when things go wrong, accident at work compensation claims arise.
Sensible employers take steps to make sure that their staff receive adequate and regular training to ensure that they use the machinery that they need to perform their work in the safest and most sensible way. When this kind of training and guidance is provided, the risk of an employee being injured in an accident in the workplace is massively reduced, as are the volume of injury compensation claims. In both factories and construction sites, employers usually ensure the safety of their staff with strict adherence to health and safety laws. Most employers realise that health and safety management is no bad thing.
If you have been injured in an accident at work in a factory or production line and your employer has not given you training, didn’t give you a workplace induction and has not monitored your use of dangerous machinery (or even provided basic safety guidelines or clothing) you are more than likely to have a valid claim for injury compensation.
At Direct2Compensation, we understand that you will have concerns and questions and may be worried about whether making a claim for injury compensation will be bad for your employer. In short, the answer is that it will not be. You have every right to pursue a claim for injury compensation if the reason that you were injured is as a result of the negligence of your employer.
As with all claims, it is particularly important that you ensure that the details of your accident have been reported to the right people and recorded within an accident book. Should you have any questions about the importance of an accident book record or want to know what to do if your employer refuses you access to an accident book, contact us to discuss how this could affect your claim for injury compensation.