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.


Thank you again for everything, I am so happy that I can finally look towards the future and start drawing a line under the accident and putting it in the past where it belongs...I don't think I've felt this happy in ages, it's like a massive weight has been lifted from my shoulders just knowing that it's all done.

Miss M, London 

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