Claiming for Factory Accidents
Employers in Australia are required to minimise risks and eliminate injury-causing hazards. They have a duty of care, which comes into play inside a high danger workplace such as a factory. If OH&S regulations are not followed, this is not only illegal, but hazardous to employee health.
If your employer has breached OH&S regulations 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 out-of-pocket costs and lost income.
To find out if you have a factory accident claim call our trained advisors on 1800 106 107 for free, confidential advice. We can answer your questions about claiming, and determine if your claim qualifies for no win, no fee.
Employer Duties of Care
Your employer must comply with various state and federal workplace safety acts, also known as Occupational Health and Safety regulations. This includes, but is not limited to:
• Providing you with the correct training for your role; this includes any training to use specific machinery
• Checking machinery for faults
• Providing safety equipment such as steel toe-capped boots, high visibility jackets or safety goggles
• Keeping the floor free from hazards such as loose cables, boxes, parts or other objects
• Carrying out risk assessments. This is required by state workplace safety inspectors, in most states.
Even if you accident wasn’t caused by anything listed, we can still help. Find out how by calling us on 1800 106 107
or using our online form.
Types of Factory Accident Claims
Factory accidents can lead to an injury which is caused by:
• Slips, trips and falls
• Falls from height
• Forklift truck accidents
• Dangerous machinery
• Lifting heavy objects without training or assistance
These accidents can change your life for the worse, or even prove fatal.
If you were injured and it was not your fault, you could claim compensation.
Unfortunately, as factories are full of hazards, factory accidents can often lead to serious injuries.
We sympathize with your plight, as no one in the modern workplace should ever suffer from an injury.
Money cannot heal the wounds, but it can make your life easier in terms of restoring your finances or even mobility, with special equipment.
We realize it may be difficult to talk about your injury if it was especially traumatic. If you have suffered an injury, it can be classed as serious if:
• You’ve had to undergo ongoing medical treatment
• Your injury has required long or repeated hospital visits
• You’ve taken significant (weeks or months) time off work
When you feel ready to talk about what happened, you can contact our friendly and attentive advisors on 1800 106 107 who make sure you feel comfortable during your conversation. There’s no obligation to claim, but they’ll be able to let you know whether they think you’re eligible.
Will Claiming Against Your Employer Cause Trouble?
It’s natural to feel guilt or unease about making a factory accident claim against your employer. They do not want to punish their boss or put others out of work. It could also lead to workplace discrimination.
No matter what happens, discrimination is illegal and warrants legal action of its own. A court may award further compensation for the stress and impact it’s had on you.
Another common concern is that you’ll leave your employer a huge liability bill they cannot possibly pay. Not true. All compensation is paid through their liability insurer, so no one will lose their job. It may even highlight broken processes, which could prevent further injuries.
Trust Our Experience
We have decades of experience helping people with no win no fee accident compensation. Our lawyers can also take on your case on a ‘no win no fee’ basis, which means you won’t pay any out of pocket legal costs if you claim is unsuccessful.
Our advisory service is free to use, and here to help you after a factory accident. We’ll never push you to make a claim if you do not feel you are up to it. We will give you the facts, so you know where you stand.
Get in touch with our legally trained advisors on 1800 106 107 or fill in our online form to request a call back at a time that suits you.