Factory Injuries Compensation

Every workplace, including offices, have safety risks for workers. However some workplaces, such as construction sites and factories, have many more dangers present. Due to the nature of the work that occurs in most factories, these workplaces can be quite dangerous. If the proper safety measures are not in place, or personal protective gear is not provided to workers, the risk of suffering an injury at work is even higher.

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What are the dangers of working in factories?

In the workplace, it is not uncommon for safety measures to be ignored, especially if it saves time and money. However cutting corners, poorly managed workplaces and ignoring proper procedure (whether intentionally or unintentionally) can cause catastrophic injury and the results can even be fatal. Factory accidents can happen from:

  • Overlooking a safety hazard (intentionally or accidentally)
  • Not using proper safety equipment
  • Operating machinery without safeguards to protect workers
  • Not providing workers with proper instruction, equipment or material to use
  • Improperly stored chemicals
  • Defective machinery
  • Not enforcing mandated security measures
  • Slippery surfaces
  • Dangerous or improper storage

What are the most common factory accidents?

Employers have a duty to keep workers safe, even in hazardous workplaces like factories. Some of the accidents and their resulting injuries can include:

  • Falls from heights (such as ladders and catwalks)
  • Injuries caused by equipment (tools and machinery)
  • Amputation or injuries where arms, fingers or legs are crushed
  • Explosions and fires
  • Exposure to dangerous chemicals and chemical burns
  • Closed head injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Smoke or toxic fume inhalation
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Injuries caused by poor maintenance or poor supervision
  • Injuries caused by dangerous work practices/conditions or inadequate safety equipment
  • Workplace Health and Safety (WHS) violations
  • Heavy lifting
  • Continuous repetitive movement of neck, spine or upper limbs
  • Overuse injuries
  • Industrial noise
  • Infections caused by poor hygienic conditions
  • Injuries caused by failure to provide mechanical or human assistance

Do I need a lawyer to claim worker’s compensation?

If you find yourself injured in a factory due to your employer’s negligence, a workplace hazard or unsafe work practises, you could be entitled to injury compensation. Making injury claims can help to cover the costs of any medical expenses, loss of wages, pain and suffering.

The amount of compensation you could be entitled to depends on what type of factory accident claims you are making. This claim could be a worker’s compensation claim, work injury damages claim or Civil Liability Act claim. Compensation can be difficult to claim, so you will need to speak to a factory injuries compensation lawyer. They can help to assess your situation and the type of claim you should be making for your injury.

Need help? Speak to one of our experienced compensation lawyers today on 02 9601 0088 and receive obligation-free advice on your compensation claim, with no upfront costs. If your compensation claim proceeds, our No Win, No Fee policy* means you will not have to pay our legal costs unless your claim is successful and you receive your compensation.

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