If you are employed to work in a factory, then you already know how dangerous it can be to work in such an environment. In order to prevent factory related accidents and injuries, it is important that safety and health regulations are implemented and followed. The consequences of a factory accident can be devastating and lead to employees suffering serious injuries. If you have sustained injuries whilst working in a factory, it is important that you know that you have a legal right to pursue an injury claim if the accident was not your fault.

Common Types Of Factory injury Claims

Given below is information on some of the common types of accidents that occur in factories.

Accidents Caused By Dangerous Machinery

In a factory, there are many different types of machinery workers are required to make use of. Dangerous machinery has the potential to cause serious injuries and therefore it is important that any person who is required to operate machinery at work is adequately trained. Untrained operators or unguarded machinery account for a large number of accidents taking place in factories. Common types of injuries sustained as a result of being injured in an accident caused by dangerous machinery include amputations, deep lacerations and burn injuries.

Lifting Heavy Objects

The manufacture of goods often requires manual handling of finished products or components used in the making of the products. Where possible, employers must try to avoid heavy lifting and manual handling at work. However, if this is not possible, then steps must be taken to limit the amount of heavy lifting involved, provide mechanical assistance as well as training to workers. Common injuries sustained in accidents involving lifting heavy objects include foot injuries, hand injuries, arm injuries, neck, back and shoulder injuries.

Forklift Truck Accidents

Any person who is required to operate a forklift truck must be adequately trained. In addition, employers must ensure that forklift truck operators are provided with appropriate personal protective equipment to minimise risk of injuries. Forklift trucks must also be inspected on a regular basis and kept well maintained. Protective barriers must be erected to separate vehicle and pedestrian routes if appropriate. Injuries caused in accidents involving forklift trucks can vary in severity. Common types of injuries can include broken bones, crush injuries, fractures, lacerations and even fatalities. If a forklift truck operator or another worker has been injured as a result of a forklift truck accident, he may be eligible to make an accident claim.