Have you been hurt or injured whilst working in a warehouse or factory in Stockport and the Greater Manchester area? If you have then our personal injury and accident solicitors can help you in claiming for accident compensation.
We work on a no win no fee* agreement and will represent your best interests so that you can benefit from effective legal representation when making a factory or warehouse accident claim. To get started call us today and let us tell you what you could be owed.
Make a Factory Accident Claim in Stockport
By their nature, warehouses and factories can be dangerous places to work, and your employer has a legal obligation to safeguard you from injury. You should always be equipped with fit for purpose protective clothing (PPE), be properly trained, and work in a safe environment.
Even if your employer has taken precautions, accidents at work can still happen. If you were injured and it wasn’t your fault, or could have been avoided, then our personal injury solicitors could help you to claim for factory accident compensation, or warehouse injury compensation.
If you believe that you have been affected and could be eligible then one phone call into our team is all it takes to get started. Your call will be treated in the strictest confidence.
Types of Work Accidents
The types of work accidents that will typically occur in manufacturing plants and industrial areas such as these include, but are not limited to:
- Being struck or hit by falling objects
- Being crushed with vehicles or heavy machinery
- Being injured in a forklift truck accident
- Being hurt by fault machinery or defective tools
- Being electrocuted whilst working
- Being exposed to hazardous materials
- Being exposed to chemicals and breathing in gases or fumes
- Being exposed to loud noise leading to industrial hearing loss or deafness
- Being injured during the manual handling or lifting of heavy objects (see arm injury claims)
- Being hurt after a slip, trip, or fall
- Being assaulted by a co-worker or member of the public
UK Health and Safety Legislation
All employers and businesses in Stockport and Greater Manchester are required to adhere to UK Health and Safety legislation with risk assessments regularly carried out. As an employee working in a warehouse or factory you should always be made aware of any risks.
This doesn’t always happen though, and some work accidents cannot be avoided.
Even if the best practices have been put into place, you still might get hurt at work. If you have been then it’s very likely that our Stockport accident solicitors can help you to make a compensation claim.
Factory and Warehouse Injuries
It is impossible to list all of the various injury types that workers can suffer whilst working on production lines, warehouses, and factories as each case we deal with will be different.
Our accident claim solicitors have helped people across the UK who have been hurt whilst working with cases including broken bones, crushing injuries, burns, shocks, concussion, and in more serious cases head and brain injury claims.
Factory Accident Compensation Stockport
We always advise all of our industrial injuries clients to seek immediate medical attention if they have been hurt. When we process factory accident claim compensation medical reports will help assist the case and will lead to quicker compensation amounts and payments being paid out.
We also recommend that you come to us with any photographic evidence that you can plus statements from any witnesses. If you don’t have statements we will contact witnesses on your behalf in order to build up the case to give it a high chance of success.
The scope for compensation payment amounts will vary wildly. They will be based on a number of factors such as:
- How long you were injured for
- Whether you lost wages and earnings
- Costs of medical treatment now and in the future
- Any psychological damage you could have suffered
- Compensation for the pain
- Any other expenses and financial losses
- Costs projected into the future
Warehouse Accident Claims and Your Boss
If you are concerned about taking legal action against your boss or employer then you should be aware of a number of facts. The law is there to protect you, plus insurance schemes are there to protect businesses from a financial perspective.
It might be that you are worried about losing your job. Please don’t let this deter you from making a warehouse accident claim. All businesses and companies in Stockport will be covered for this type of eventuality by their insurance policies.
How the Law Protects You
In addition to that there is lots of legislation in UK law that protects employees from losing their job if they have had to make a personal injury claim against their workplace.
If you have been the victim of a factory or warehouse accident and it wasn’t your fault then you have the legal right to make a compensation claim. In case such as these you stand a high chance of success if you employ the services of a personal injury lawyer.
Contact Us Today for Free Advice
As the local Stockport and Greater Manchester legal specialists for these types of claim we are perfectly placed to support you. Call now for initial free advice with a telephone consultation so you know what you can do, and how much you can claim today.
* Other costs could be payable.