Your employer has a duty of care to keep you as safe as possible in your workplace and ensure the risks are kept to a minimum so injuries are avoided. This duty of care is especially important when you work in a potentially dangerous place such as a factory, where it’s likely a serious injury could happen if safety regulations aren’t followed.
If your employer has failed to take the steps necessary to keep you safe at work and you’ve been injured because of this, then you may be able to make a compensation claim.
The compensation you could receive may help to cover the costs of your injury and the impact it has had on your life so that you can start to get things back to how they were before your accident.
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Types of factory accident claim udar11685
The Six Pack Regulations are six regulations on Health and Safety at Work, which were introduced in 1992. These regulations protect the safety of all workers including factory workers.
The main set of regulations in the ‘Six Pack’ is the Management of Health and Safety at Work Regulations, which specifies that your employer is required to carry out risk assessments to make sure appropriate actions are being taken to keep the workplace safe.
Other regulations cover handling of heavy loads, requirements for rest breaks, personal protective equipment (PPE), lighting, heating and ventilation.
Your employer has a duty of care to keep you safe udar11685
Your employer must follow the laws and regulations put in place to keep you safe in your workplace. This means they must follow The Health and Safety at Work Regulations Act 1974, as well as any specific workplace regulations.
Examples of ways in which your employer may be required to keep your working environment safe include:
Providing you with the correct training for your role; this includes any training to use specific machinery
Checking machinery to ensure it’s not faulty and is in a safe working order
Providing the correct safety equipment – this may include steel toe-capped boots, high visibility jackets or safety goggles
Keeping the floor free from tripping hazards such as discarded plastic wrapping, trailing cables and cleaning up spilt liquid or oil
Carrying out risk assessments. This includes thinking about potential risks and then taking reasonable steps to prevent accidents from happening.
There are many ways in which your employer may have failed in their duty of care to you, so if the cause of your accident isn’t related to any of the above then don’t worry – it’s likely we can still help.