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Factory worker accident claim
Factories vary, but can be dangerous places to work. Some of the most common dangers include:
- Dangerous machinery – a high number of accidents in factories occur due to unguarded machinery, or untrained operators
- Hurt back at work due to lifting
- Slips and trips
- Forklift trucks
- Fatal accidents at work
An employer’s duty of care
Your employer has a duty to:
- Provide training on how to operate machinery safely.
- Maintain the machinery and ensure that it is in a good state of repair.
- Ensure that moving machine parts are safely guarded where appropriate.
- Eliminate the risk of operator error by staff training and supervision.
- Provide specialist training for anyone operating a forklift truck. PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) must be provided, the trucks must be kept in a good state of repair, and pedestrian walk ways should be clearly differentiated from traffic routes so as to avoid the risk of collisions.
- Provide training on safe manual handling to avoid back injuries.
- Keep floors and walkways free of hazards and spillages and have in place a safe system of inspection and cleaning.
If you have been working in a factory as a machine operative, forklift truck driver or in any other capacity as a factory worker and you have been hurt in an accident at work which was someone else’s fault then you may be entitled to bring a personal injury claim.
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