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Factory Accident Claims | No Win, No Fee

If you’ve been injured in a factory accident, you might be able to claim compensation. All employees have a right to be safe at work, whether that’s in an office or on a factory floor. Machinery and other equipment in factories can make them more dangerous places to work, but employers still have a duty of care to minimise these risks and keep people safe.

We understand how stressful it is to sustain an accident at work, especially if you cannot return to work for some time because of your injuries. Claiming compensation can help to alleviate any financial strains you may be feeling because of a loss of income, as well as help to cover the cost of specialist treatment and rehabilitation to help you to achieve your best outcome and improve your recovery.

Can I claim compensation for a factory accident?

Factory owners should follow strict rules to keep workers safe and reduce the risk of accidents. If they fail in their responsibilities and you have sustained injuries as a result, you may be able to claim compensation.

Their responsibilities include ensuring risk assessments are undertaken and any issues rectified, providing full training to employees about the machinery they will be using, supplying any protective clothing and equipment and ensuring all machinery is working safely and correctly. If they fail in any of these responsibilities, they may be liable for your injuries.

What type of factory accidents can I claim for?

Factories often have complex and dangerous machinery, which can increase the risks of workers being injured, but there are lots of other factory accidents that you might be able to claim compensation if you’ve been injured, including, but not limited too:

  • Falls from height, such as from ladders, scaffolding, cherry pickers and unsecured surfaces.
  • Injuries caused by defective machinery or equipment.
  • Accidents because of incorrect manual handling.
  • Forklift truck accidents.
  • Injuries as a result of falling objects and materials.
  • Crush injuries from machinery and supplies.
  • Tripping hazards from wires and tools left in the environment.

For more information on the types of accidents you can claim for, speak to one of our expert serious injury solicitors on 0800 988 6995.

How much compensation can I claim after a factory accident?

The amount of compensation you will receive depends on lots of different elements. This includes the injuries you’ve sustained and how they have impacted your life. Our solicitors have vast experience in helping people after lots of different injuries:

What can a factory accident claim help with?

Factory accident claims will cover you for the pain and suffering you have experienced due to your injuries. But a claim will also consider many other things, including:

  • Past and future loss of earnings
  • Debts that you have accrued since your accident
  • Travel expenses for medical and hospital appointments
  • Specialist treatment and rehabilitation
  • Psychological input and counselling
  • Private surgery and ongoing medical treatment
  • Specialist aids and equipment, including the ongoing maintenance costs
  • Adaptations to your home, or to fund a new, more appropriate home
  • Vocational support to help you to return to work or hobbies

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I claim on behalf of someone who was fatally injured? plus symbol minus symbol

If a family member has been killed in a factory accident, you can make a claim for compensation on their behalf. We know that claiming compensation won’t bring your family member back but making a claim can ease some of the financial pressure on you. Compensation will include a Statutory Bereavement Award in recognition of the grief a person has gone through after the death of a loved one, as well as a financial token in recognition that the person’s death was wrong. There are other costs and expenses that can be claimed, including:

  • The pain and suffering of the deceased
  • Repayment of losses, for example, funeral expenses
  • Loss of income and financial support from the deceased
  • The cost of probate
  • Compensation for services the deceased would have performed (e.g., housework, childcare, etc.)

Does my employer have a duty of care to keep me safe at work? plus symbol minus symbol

In the UK, an employer has a duty of care to ensure that all working environments are safe and appropriate for their employees to carry out their work. They must carry out risk assessments on all activities and have regular checks on all equipment used to ensure it reaches adequate standards.

Within their duty, employers should:

  • Provide the correct machinery and tools and ensure they are in a safe condition.
  • Have a safe and tidy workplace to avoid hazards – for example, your employer must ensure that corridors are kept clear.
  • Give proper training to all staff members – for example, ensuring staff know how to operate machinery safely or how to lift correctly.
  • Provide the appropriate safety equipment, such as hard hats, safety gloves, high visibility clothing, dust masks and ear defenders.

If your employer fails in this duty of care and you become injured as a result, you may be able to make a compensation claim. You can also claim if the accident was caused by the negligence of another member of staff.

Can I make a no win no fee claim? plus symbol minus symbol

Yes, most factory accident claims are taken on a no win no fee basis. By making a claim on a no win no fee basis, you won’t have to pay any fees if you do not win your cases, meaning you don’t need to worry about the financial costs of claiming compensation. Our specialist solicitors can talk you through what a no win no fee claim means and answer any questions you might have about the process.

I work in a high-risk industry; does that matter? plus symbol minus symbol

Regardless of the industry you work in, you have a right to go to work and come home safely at the end of the day. In many high-risk industries, employers have more of a duty of care to their workers to ensure that there are no unnecessary risks and dangers to workers. If you’ve been injured in a factory, you should speak to an expert solicitor about your accident, and they will be able to explore if you may be able to claim compensation.

How long do I have to make a factory accident claim? plus symbol minus symbol

You have three years from the date of your factory accident to bring a claim. There are some circumstances where these three years can be extended, such as if someone is under 18-years-old or if they have lost capacity to make decisions themselves. However, it is always better to speak to an expert as soon as possible after an accident. This ensures your solicitor can start to investigate your claim and who was at a fault.

How do I make a factory accident claim?

You can contact one of our factory accident solicitors to discuss your factory accident and whether you might be able to claim compensation for your injuries. This enquiry is completely free and confidential, with no obligation to continue.

You will make a claim against whoever is responsible for keeping the factory safe. But don’t be put off making a claim as a result of this – your employer cannot dismiss you for making a claim.

All businesses, by law, must have insurance that covers them for employee accidents in the workplace. If you win your factory accident claim, it is not your employer that pays. It is this insurance company that will pay any compensation.

By making a factory accident claim, you are also bringing any dangerous practices to the forefront of your employer’s minds and reducing the risks of someone else being injured in the same way.

Why choose CFG Law?

 As well as the expertise you would expect when recovering compensation after a serious injury, we also provide all round support for you and your family and help you to achieve your best outcomes.

We have an excellent track record of taking over and settling claims that other solicitors have rejected or turned down, or where clients have been unhappy with the way their claim is continuing. We can guide you through the process of your claim, ensuring you are kept updated and fully informed throughout. As an independent firm of solicitors with over 30 years’ experience, you can be assured that we only act in your best interests.

We pull together with you and your family to support you with expert legal advice, financial assistance including benefits advice and emergency funds, physical help with early intervention for treatment, rehabilitation and therapies, as well as emotional and physical support for the whole family.

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  • Work with fewer clients than is typical in the legal sector, ensuring we have the time to dedicate to working collaboratively with you and your family.
  • Proactive and intensive working, resulting in full compensation with no unnecessary delay.

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  • Emergency fund to help plug any gaps in your treatment and support straight away.
  • Help with benefits applications and support with appeal processes.
  • Signposting to charities and other emergency funding.
  • Funding for specialist equipment to improve mobility and independence.
  • No win no fee.

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  • Client Support Managers with expert clinical experience involved as part of your team from the start.
  • Provide well-informed guidance about treatment and support, liaise with the treating team about discharge options and arrange and facilitate care packages and source aids and equipment.

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  • We listen carefully to you and your family to identify any possible underlying psychological barriers and emotional needs and ensure they are addressed as part of your support plan.

Serious injury claims

The nature of serious and catastrophic injuries is such that in order to help, specialist expertise is essential. With over 30 years’ experience, we have successfully settled many cases that include:

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Our specialist Court of Protection solicitors can help you to apply to the Court of Protection for deputyship, as well as act as a professional deputy, easing the stress and strain of managing a family member’s affairs should they lose capacity through injury or illness.

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Our specialist solicitors can also advise you on setting up a Personal Injury Trust to protect any means-tested benefits you may be eligible to. Creating a Personal Injury Trust can be necessary in some cases because any compensation you receive which is not held in a Trust will be added to any other capital you have and may affect your eligibility to means-tested benefits.

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