Factory Accident Claims
Factories and warehouses can be dangerous places to work, and accidents can happen here for a whole variety of reasons. Because there is so much going on, employers have a great deal to do when it comes to ensuring that the working environment is safe for work to be carried out. All employees have the right to come to work and do their job without worrying about sustaining an injury.
An employer’s responsibility
There are a great deal of rules and regulations in place that employers have to follow in order to ensure that every aspect of health and aspect with a factory or warehouse is covered. If they do not follow these steps and put proper health and safety measures in place, then they will be responsible for any accidents and injuries that occur.
These measures include issuing all workers with proper and functioning protective equipment, providing workers with adequate training of all kinds, and conducting thorough and regular risk assessments on all aspects of the workplace. They must also provide up-to-date and well-maintained machinery.
Common causes of factory and warehouse accidents
- Falling object
- Slip or trip caused by hazards, broken floors or spillages
- Falling from height
- Heavy lifting resulting in back injury
- Forklift accidents
- Faulty or broken equipment
- Job carried out dangerously or incompetently by a co-worker
Factory accident statistics
- In 2015/16, 9 workers lost their lives after coming into contact with moving parts of machinery
- 13 people lost their lives as a result of something collapsing or overturning and trapping them
- 15 workers lost their lives after being struck by a moving object