Factory Injury Claims
Factory Injury Claims Explained?
All workplaces carry some degree of risk, but factories have some of the most serious health and safety risks. Despite the potential for serious accidents within a factory, factory workers are entitled to have their health and safety prioritised. If you have suffered a factory accident, a factory accident claim is a way to get you the compensation you deserve.
Every factory is different, and they all have their own particular hazards. Common factory accidents that we are able to make factory accident claims for include lifting injuries, forklift injuries, falls from a height, burns or scalds, abrasions and slips, trips or falls. Poorly maintained machinery is also one of the most common causes of a wide variety of factory accidents, including those which lead to very serious injuries.
Our Claims Team Is Here To Help
A factory injury is extremely stressful, both during the event itself and in the period that follows. Not only are you likely to be in significant pain as you recover, you may also face financial hardship if you need to take time off from work to allow you to heal. Our personal injury claims solicitors are specialists in getting you the compensation you need to give you the financial cushion to get you through this period.
Many of our clients worry that making a compensation claim for their factory injury will be stressful, time-consuming or difficult. With our help, it doesn’t need to be any of these things. Our factory injury claims specialists have years of experience helping people just like you to get the compensation they deserve.
If you are thinking of making a factory injury claim, our factory injury claims team are here to help, 24 hours per day. Call us on 0121 565 4317 or claim online to arrange a free, no-obligation consultation.
What Should You Do After Your Factory Injury?
Many of our clients ask us for advice as to what they should in the period immediately following a factory injury. It should go without saying that your first priority must always be to make sure that you are safe from any further harm and also that you have all the medical help you need. Once this has been done, there are several things you can try to do that might help support any eventual factory injury compensation claim.
One of the easiest and most important things that you can do following your factory injury is to write down exactly what happened. This should include anything relevant in the lead up to your factory injury, including anything that might have increased the risk of your factory injury. Any details that you remember should be noted down, whether you think that they are relevant or not. This record means that you will have supporting evidence and helps to prevent you forgetting important details that might later be useful to support your compensation claim.
Get Witness Statements And Details For Your Factory Injury
It can also be very helpful for you to have a record of the names and contact details of anyone who witnessed your factory injury. When you come to make your compensation claim, the testimony of people who saw what happened can be very convincing and will provide a great deal of support when we demonstrate who was to blame for what happened to you.
Photographs and videos also provide very strong corroborating evidence for your factory injury claim. If you are in a position to take pictures or videos of the area in which your factory injury happened and if it is safe to do so, it can be very helpful for your case to be able to provide these.
Whilst these things can help with your factory injury compensation claim, they are not essential and you should not pressure yourself to do them if you do not feel able following your factory injury. The most important step, however, is to call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today. This simple task will get you access to expert legal advice and provide you with the support you need, throughout your factory injury compensation claim.
How Much Compensation Is Awarded For Factory Injury Claims?
It is impossible to know in advance how much compensation will be awarded for a particular claim. Each factory injury compensation claim is unique and the compensation obtained will be based on your personal circumstances. There are several different factors that are taken into consideration in all compensation claims, however.
Compensation claims are usually separated into two parts. The first part is easier to calculate. This is the part designed to compensate you for the pain and suffering you have experienced. Compensation amounts in this category are set nationally by the Judicial College and a range is given for expected payments for each individual type of injury. Whilst this can give a basic guide, the ranges can be very wide, to allow for the specific nature of each individual injury. Our experienced personal injury claims solicitors will be able to give you better guidance as to where in the range your injury is likely to fall.
Special Damages For Factory Injury Compensation Claims
The second aspect to your factory injury compensation claim is there to make sure that you are not left financially worse off as a result of your factory injury. This includes compensating you for any money you may have had to pay out to aid your recovery, such as rehabilitation and physiotherapy, to adapt to the injuries you have, including home modifications or the purchase of prosthetics in very serious factory injuries, and also to make sure that you do not lose out through lack of work if you have to take some time off to heal. If you are unable to return to your previous line of work as a result of your injuries, you may even be able to claim for the loss of the potential earnings you could have expected. As may be clear, this can often be the far larger portion of your compensation payment.
In many cases, the second part of your factory injury compensation claim can be substantially larger than the first part. Working with our expert team of factory injury claims specialists means that you can be sure that you are claiming everything you are entitled to. If you would like to discuss the amount of compensation you might receive as a result of your factory injury, or if you are ready to begin your factory injury compensation claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now.
How free legal justice help clients with their no win no fee factory injury claims
We know that making a factory injury claim can seem stressful. At Free Legal Justice, we want to take the stress out of the process and make it easy for you to get the compensation you deserve. We are available 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to make sure that you can access legal help and support when you need it. Just call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online and we will arrange a free call back at a time convenient to you. This level of support can be invaluable in helping you to feel confident about the factory injury claims process.
It only takes a short call to start the process of making your factory injury claim. During this call, our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors will listen carefully to everything you tell us, making sure that we understand the full extent of your injurie, the causes of your factory injury and the ways in which it has impacted your life. This allows us to give you the kind of detailed and personalised advice we believe you deserve.
Our Injury Claims Team Does All The Work!
Our teams take over all of the time-consuming and complex admin, meaning that you don’t need to waste your time filling out forms, writing to the other party or trying to conduct the compensation negotiations. This takes all of the stress and burden off of you and allows you to concentrate on other things. For the few pieces of paperwork that do require your personal signature, we are able to arrange a home visit to help you with this, if you would prefer. This way, we ensure that your factory injury compensation claim places as little burden on your everyday life as possible.
If you are considering making a factory injury compensation claim, you don’t have to do it alone. Call now or claim online to see how easy it can be.
No Win No Fee Factory Injury Compensation Claims
We offer our services on a no win no fee basis to almost all of our clients, as we don’t believe that anyone should have to put themselves at financial risk or make large, up-front payments in order to access the legal they need to get the compensation they deserve.
If you accept a no win no fee agreement, this allows us to act on your behalf without you having to make any payments at all. We will only be paid once we have obtained the compensation you deserve for you. If we are unsuccessful in your case, you won’t owe us a penny. This is why a no win no fee agreement offers you the best, risk free, way to get expert legal advice. All our fees are explained in advance, and we will only ever take a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you don’t need to worry about our legal fees becoming the largest share of your compensation. You will always receive the vast majority of your payment.
Not All Factory Injury Claims Are No Win No Fee
In a very small number of cases, we are unable to offer a no win no fee agreement. In the unlikely event that your factory injury claim falls into this category, we will make sure that you understand this straight away, and we will make sure to discuss possible alternative funding options with you to make sure that you have an affordable route to the help you need.
If you are unsure about making a factory injury compensation claim, or if you are ready to begin the process, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 now or claim online today. Our expert team of personal injury claims solicitors are here to help you get justice for your factory injury and help you get the financial support you need to help get your life back on track.
Can My Employer Fire Me For Making A Factory Injury Compensation Claim?
You should never have to worry about losing your job as a result of making a factory injury compensation claim. Your employer is not allowed to take any action to punish you for making a claim, and this includes you losing your job. They are also not allowed to change your job to one that is less desirable or exclude you from opportunities that you would otherwise have had.
Good employers would never want to punish an employee for seeking the compensation they are entitled to. The compensation you deserve is there to help you get your life back on track after your factory injury, not to punish your employer, and almost all employers understand this.
Making A No Win No Fee Factory Accident Claim Keeps The Workplace Safer!
Making a factory injury compensation claim also provides your employer with a great deal of motivation to improve their health and safety equipment, procedures and policies. They will become fully aware of any failings that led to your factory injury, and are likely to want to fix these as quickly as possible. This helps to make your workplace safer for your colleagues, as well as yourself.
You may also be relieved to know that the business you work for will not have to close down as a result of your factory injury compensation claim. Even for very large claims (where the business may not be able to afford these payments), the payments themselves will be covered by the Employers Liability Insurance, which all employers are required to take out.
If you are thinking of making a factory injury compensation claim, call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now. Our experienced team of personal injury claims solicitors are here to help.
How The Factory Injury Compensation Claims Process Works
Making a compensation claim for any accident or injury you may have sustained, including making a factory injury compensation claim, follows the same basic process.
It is helpful to make sure that you have the legal support you will need before you begin making your factory injury compensation claim. Our dedicated factory injury claims specialists are here 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you with the claims process. Call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online now and we will arrange to call you back at a time that suits you.
We Write To The Other Side For You
We will write to the person to blame for your factory injury on your behalf. We inform them that you are making a compensation claim for your factory injury and that you hold them responsible. We give them a deadline by which they need to either accept that this is true, or provide an explanation as to why they disagree.
If the person at fault in your factory injury denies that they were to blame, we will collect all of the evidence we can find and present them with a strong case as to why they are liable. This can include pictures, videos and statements, as well as more technical and legal backing documents if needed. Once presented with this evidence, almost all employers will accept that they are liable.
We Get The Maximum For Your Factory Injury Claims
Once we have established and agreed who was to blame, we will then conduct negotiations on your behalf to agree the amount of compensation that you will accept. It is very common for the other party to offer a very low amount of compensation to begin with, to see whether you will accept this (a practice known as making a lowball offer). We will always advise you as to whether we believe that the amount of compensation being offered for your factory injury is fair or not. Whether to accept an offer of compensation will always be your decision. If you reject an offer, we will explain this to the other party and provide the reasons we believe that you are entitled to a higher amount.
In almost all cases, it is possible to reach an agreement to settle your case. This is especially true for accidents at work, as it is not in the interests of the insurance company to force your factory injury compensation case to court. If it is not possible to agree liability or to find a compensation amount that both sides find air, it may be necessary to ask a judge to decide how much compensation you deserve.
Our Fee’s In Factory Claims Explained
You will only need to pay any fees to us after the negotiations have been concluded and your compensation amount has been agreed and is available to you. Our fees are set as a minor percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that the bulk of the money will always be there to help you during your recovery from your factory injury.
How Do I Begin My Factory Injury Compensation Claim?
The idea of making a factory injury compensation claim can seem daunting, with clients unsure as to how to begin. Luckily, our highly-experienced team of factory injury specialists are here to help.
When you are ready to begin making your factory injury compensation claim, or if you would like to discuss it further before making the first step, you can call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317. If you prefer, you can claim online and take advantage of our free call back service at a time that is convenient for you. Our dedicated team of experienced personal injury claims solicitors are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to make sure that you have access to the help you need.
We Listen To Our Clients
We want to make sure that we fully understand your factory injury compensation claim. During our conversation, we will listen to the details of what has happened to you, including the full extent of your injuries, the ways in which these injuries have impacted your life and all of the circumstances surrounding the event itself, especially anything that demonstrates who was to blame. This allows us to give you an accurate estimate as to how much compensation you can expect, as well as how likely it is that we can win your case.
Factory Injury Compensation Claims – How Long Do They Take To Resolve?
Each factory injury compensation claim is unique, and it is not possible to give an exact answer as to how long each one will take. We realise that it is important to you that your claim is finished as quickly as possible, to ensure that you can put your factory injury behind you with the financial support you need.
Some cases can be settled very quickly indeed, with many taking just a couple of months and the very fastest needing only a few weeks. For cases to be resolved this quickly, they will usually be for more minor injuries and, therefore, smaller compensation amounts. If you are claiming a smaller amount of money, there is less incentive for the other side to reduce your claim through lengthy negotiations. Factory injury compensation claims that are resolved this quickly as also the ones where the other side accept liability almost immediately, removing the need for evidence gathering and offering proof, both of which take time.
Some Factory Injury Claims Take Longer To Settle
If your case is more complicated, for example if there is more than one person or organisation responsible for your factory injury or if the other side refuses to accept that they were liable for what happened, your case may take much longer to be resolved. The cases that take longest to complete are those which cannot be settled out of court and which require a judge to make the final decision.
Do All Factory Injuries Have To Be Recorded In The Accident Book?
All workplaces are required to have an accident book, and all accidents at work must be recorded as soon as is practical after the incident. It is also best practice to record any ‘near misses’ where an accident could have happened but was avoided. This means that the accident book should provide a clear record of any health and safety issues in your workplace.
In rare instances, an accident or injury is not recorded in the accident book. This is often because the person responsible for keeping the records has been distracted looking after the person who has been hurt, or they are trying to make sure that they fully understand what happened before writing it down. Although it is very rare, some unscrupulous employers may attempt to avoid liability by deliberately not recording incidents in the accident book.
My Factory Accident Was Not Recorded In the Accident Book… Can I Still Claim?
The accident book can be very useful in supporting your factory injury compensation claim, but you are still very much able to make a claim successfully, even if your accident or injury has not been recorded. If this has happened to you, we are able to use a variety of alternative types of evidence to prove that your version of events is correct and to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
If you realise that your factory injury is not included in the accident book, you will want to make sure that you have evidence that you have informed your employer of what happened. The best way to do this is via email, as this allows you to write down exactly what happened and to ask that they record this in the accident book. If they fail to act on this, you can present your emails as evidence in court, and they will have to explain why they did not do so. It is usually best to send the emails to your manager or to HR, or both.
Can I Claim Compensation For The Factory Injury I Suffered?
Many people who have suffered a factory injury, just like you, are not sure whether they are entitled to claim for compensation. Making a factory injury compensation claim is easy, and if the following requirements are fulfilled, you are entitled to compensation for what has happened to you.
The first thing to note is that you must have sustained an actual injury as a result of your factory injury. This injury does not need to have been exclusively physical, as psychological damage is also recognised as important. You cannot make a factory injury compensation claim for near misses, however, or if you have an accident but are not injured in any way.
Some Has To Be Responsible For Your Factory Accident
The second aspect to consider is who you believe is to blame for what happened to you. If you want to make a factory injury compensation claim, you will need to claim against a person or organisation. You will need to show that they had some kind of responsibility for your welfare. In the case of an accident or injury at work, your employer has this kind of legal responsibility. As a result, you are almost always able to make a compensation claim for accidents that occurred in the workplace.
The other person must also have been able to foresee or anticipate what has happened to you. This doesn’t mean that they must have actually known that it would happen, but that they could have considered it, if they had put sufficient thought and care into health and safety concerns.
The final consideration is what measures were taken to protect you. If no protective measures were put in place, your claim is highly likely to be successful. If they did take some steps to keep you safe, you may still be able to claim if these were not sufficient, given the degree of risk.
Contact Our Factory Injury Claims Team Today
If you have suffered a factory injury and it wasn’t your fault, you are entitled to compensation. Our factory injury specialists want to help you get the payment you deserve, so call us on 0800 567 7074 or 0121 565 4317 or claim online today to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.
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