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Accident claims in manufacturing

Clear Answers is part of the most experienced personal injury law firm in the UK and have a reputation for being tenacious and tough in winning accident claims to achieve the maximum accident compensation to which you are entitled.

Manufacturing accident claims

Every year thousands of people are injured and millions of working days lost when those injured are unable to work, or carry out their normal duties. The second highest accident rates for most accident types occur within the manufacturing industry and account for many of the thousands of accident claims we win each year. Many of these accidents are caused by the negligence or breaches of statutory regulations by the employer and could easily be avoided.

Your employer has a duty to carry out risk assessments to detect hazards and risks at work and then provide you with a safe place of work, a safe method of working, and tools, equipment, and, where appropriate, personal protective equipment (including clothing) to ensure you do not suffer an accident at work.

Many employers now use contractors to work for them and if there is a lack of control of their activities, lack of training or supervision or unfamiliarity with safe working systems, this can also lead to accidents.

If an accident does happen, and it is not your fault, you may be able to make an accident claim for compensation.

Most common accident claims

According to the Health And Safety Executive (HSE), the most common type of accidents in the manufacturing industry are slips, trips and falls and accidents involving manual handling. These are also the two highest accident types across all work-related accidents.

Other accidents within the manufacturing industry involve being struck by either fixed or falling objects, contact with moving machinery or workers falling from heights. Many more occur due to a failure to use the correct tools or equipment, a failure to inspect and maintain that equipment, or to follow a safe working method. Other accidents can arise with defective ladders, works vehicles or through simple mistakes by fellow employees. Clear Answers has in-depth knowledge and experience in winning accident claims for all types of accidents at work.

In the latest accident at work figures published by the HSE, 11 of the 34 fatalities which resulted from accidents within the manufacturing industry in 2007/8, were due to contact with moving machinery. Over 20,000 accidents at work in the same year resulted in employees being unable to work for 3 days or more.

Nothing can compensate for the loss of a loved one, or the sometimes serious injuries suffered, but making an accident claim for the compensation to which you are entitled, can help with the financial impact of the loss of life or reduced quality of life, and provide a secure future for those coping with the effects of the accident.

Manufacturing accident news stories

Clear Answers' solicitors deal with a large number of accident claims for manufacturing accidents each year. Details of some of the many successful accident claims can be found in our Personal injury news section which is updated regularly.

Making an accident claim

If you are unfortunate enough to suffer an injury in an accident, and it is the fault of someone else, you may be able to make an accident claim for compensation.

Strict time limits apply to bringing an accident claim, so always consult a specialist personal injury lawyer as soon as you think you may have a valid accident claim.

Clear Answers’ solicitors have been a leading force in winning accident claims for compensation for over 90 years. Contact Clear Answers on 0800 783 9019 to discuss your accident claim. Or fill out one of our online accident claim forms and one of our representatives will contact you as soon as possible.

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