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How do i make a Factory Accident Claim?

What accidents can happen in a factory?

Accidents can easily happen if health and safety procedures are not followed. Your employer has a duty to protect your well-being in the workplace.

At Corries Solicitors we are commonly instructed by clients who have been injured in the following types of factory accident

  • Forklift truck accidents
  • Lifting injuries
  • Slips, trips or falls
  • Burns or Electric shocks

How should my employer prevent factory accidents?

Your employer has the duty to keep you safe in the workplace. Your employer should:

  • Conduct regular risk assessments
  • Supply competent staff with the right protective equipment.
  • Keep the workspace clean, tidy and free from obstacles and spillages.
  • Ensure equipment is in good working order.
  • Ensure that staff are trained properly.

Can I claim if my employer has ceased trading?

If you had an accident in a factory that has since ceased trading it is still possible for you to claim compensation. Your previous employer would have had insurance in place to cover claims of this nature. It is still the insurer’s responsibility to pay compensation claims that happened whilst they were the insurer.

At Corries Solicitors we keep records of insurance companies that insured workplaces that have now ceased trading, these have proved invaluable time and again.

Will I lose my job if I make claim?

Your employer cannot legally dismiss you on the basis of you making an injury claim.  No matter what the size of the company, they are required, by law, to have employer’s liability insurance in place. Your claim will be paid by your employer’s insurance company and not directly from your employer.

How much will it cost to make a claim through Corries?

Corries Solicitors handle factory accident claims on a No Win, No Fee basis, meaning that you do not pay anything if your claim is unsuccessful.

Our friendly experts are here to help you through the claims process.

For a free consultation call Corries Solicitors at 01904 527430 or contact us online.

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