You could be entitled to compensation
When discussing working in a factory, many people would associate factory work as being one of the most dangerous jobs. With large machinery, dangerous objects and potentially toxic or hazardous chemicals around there is a great amount of exposure to injury. It is vital that companies take the hazards seriously and provide safe working environments, equipment and the correct training for all employees.
If you are working in any environment your employer has the responsibility to ensure that everyone is provided with the correct health and safety training, equipment and are able to work in a safe environment. If you believe your employer has been negligent and has caused an injury to yourself or someone else, then you or they could be eligible to make a compensation claim.
Who would you claim against?
When making a claim for any factory accidents which have caused your injury you will usually find that the person at fault for failure to prevent your accident from occurring is your employer. If your employer has failed to provide you with protective equipment or training and has not taken the correct precautions to prevent accidents in the workplace, then you could be eligible to make a claim against them and receive compensation. If you believe another member of staff is at fault and has been negligent in their work by either leaving something out or setting equipment up incorrectly which has resulted in your accident, you could still make a claim against your employer because they are vicariously responsible for all actions of their employees. Hence, the blame will shift form the employee to the employer.
What accidents could i suffer from in a factory?
Accidents in a factory are mainly caused by equipment and substances which many factory workers come into contact with during work. Many factory injuries involve equipment which is misused by the worker who has not been given the training required to use the machinery.
Many other injuries can be caused by equipment which is left around causing obstructions or when members of staff have not been given the correct safety equipment to undertake a particular task. Examples of this could be when the correct clothing is not provided for the employee or the employee has not been informed of the correct safety clothing they will need to provide for themselves, such as a hard hat not being provided where there is a foreseeable risk of injury to the head.