Factory Injury Claims


If you’ve been injured in the course of your work at a factory or manufacturing plant, you may be entitled to claim factory accident compensation. Your employer or other workers may have been negligent, which could have caused or contributed to your injuries.

Like any workplace injury, this could affect your quality of life as well as your livelihood and may even have long-term implications. If you’ve suffered such an injury, contact us, and we’ll discuss your specific circumstances with you to see whether or not you have a valid factory injury claim.

Our specialist team of factory accident solicitors provides expert legal advice in different languages to clients who have been involved in workplace accidents. They operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning you won’t pay us any legal services fees unless your factory accident claim succeeds.


How can accidents arise in a factory?


There are many ways that accidents can occur in a factory. The biggest risks for you will vary, depending on the nature of your work, what the manufacturing process involves and any machinery you use as part of your job. For example, if you work with chemicals, heat or noisy machinery, your risks of an accident may be higher.

In our experience though, one of the biggest contributing factors in workplace accidents is the attitude and management of the business. Your employer will owe you a duty of care to ensure that they maintain a safe workplace and working conditions. They should also review and maintain their procedures regularly and may even need to provide training for you.

If they fail to meet this duty of care, you may be able to demonstrate negligence on their part and you could be eligible to claim for compensation. Negligence is a common reason factory injury claims are pursued.


What types of injuries are common following factory accidents?


Many types of injuries are suffered in manufacturing businesses, and the risk of each will vary based on the requirements of your job. These can include:

  • Injuries caused by falls from height
  • Burns and scalds
  • Cuts and scars
  • Back injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Injuries caused by slips and trips

This list is not exhaustive, so if you’ve suffered a different type of injury at work, you should still consider taking legal advice if you feel that your employer or colleagues were in any way responsible for factory injuries. In other words, if an injury results from an accident in a workplace likely of someone else fault, you might be eligible for a factory accident compensation claim.


What are the most common types of factory accident claims?


In the fast-paced and often hazardous environment of construction sites, warehouses and factories, workers are exposed to various risks that might lead to injuries. Some of the most common types of factory accidents claims include:

  • Slips, Trips, and Falls: Often caused by unmarked wet floors or obstructions, these accidents can result in serious injuries.
  • Machinery-Related Injuries: Crush injuries, lacerations, or amputations may occur due to inadequate safety measures or equipment malfunctions.
  • Repetitive Strain Injuries: Continuous use of machinery or tools can lead to conditions affecting muscles, nerves, and tendons.
  • Exposure to Harmful Substances: Chemicals or dust can cause respiratory or skin problems.
  • Manual Handling Injuries: Lifting heavy objects without proper training or equipment can lead to back injuries and musculoskeletal disorders.

As with any other personal injury claim, numerous situations can lead to a factory accident compensation claim.

These and other scenarios highlight the importance of maintaining strict factory safety standards to prevent accidents. When such incidents do occur, pursuing factory injury claims allows affected workers to seek fair compensation for their suffering and financial losses.


How much factory accident compensation might I receive?


If you have a valid claim, the amount of compensation you receive for factory injuries very much depends on your specific case and circumstances. It is not just about covering immediate medical expenses; it’s about ensuring all facets of your life affected by the injury are acknowledged and should be compensated.

This comprehensive approach means you could potentially claim for a variety of impacts, including but not limited to:

  • Compensation for Distress and Upheaval: Recognising the emotional turmoil and life disruptions caused by the accident.
  • Loss of Earnings and Financial Losses Incurred: Covering any current and future earnings lost due to the injury, ensuring financial stability.
  • Medical Costs, Prescription Fees, Care, and Rehabilitation Costs: From immediate medical treatment to long-term rehabilitation needs, ensuring you receive the necessary care without financial strain.
  • Damage to Your Property: Reimbursing you for any personal or work-related property damaged during the accident.
  • Travel Expenses Incurred: Covering costs related to medical appointments, legal consultations, or even travel necessitated by changes in your living or working conditions due to the injury.

At Litkraft Solicitors, we prioritise working alongside you, providing the support and expertise needed to navigate the claims process efficiently. Our goal is to secure a compensation package that reflects the extent of your injuries and losses, helping you focus on your recovery and rehabilitation.


Do I have a valid compensation claim?


If you can answer yes to all three of the following questions, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your circumstances further:

  • Was the incident within the last three years?
  • Was someone else to blame for the incident?
  • Were you injured as a result of the incident?

Answering ‘yes’ to all three doesn’t mean that a successful factory accident claim is certain. However, these questions are key to the claims process. Answering yes to all three does indicate that you have a greater chance of being entitled to claims. Getting prompt, specialist legal advice could be beneficial.

Because of the three-year time limit, it’s important that you contact us promptly so that we can start the process for you.


Why choose Litkraft Solicitors for your No Win No Fee factory accident claims?


Choosing Litkraft Solicitors for your No Win No Fee factory accident claims connects you with a team renowned for its expertise in personal injury cases. Our specialists understand the complexities involved in factory accident compensation claims and the need to ensure every client receives personalised legal guidance.

Our commitment extends beyond mere representation; we’re dedicated to maximising compensation. With a compassionate approach and a No Win No Fee policy, we can assure you that our interests are aligned, aiming to achieve the desired outcome.


How do I begin a factory accident compensation claim?


Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. The first call typically takes about 15 minutes and in that time we can usually determine whether or not it’s realistic to pursue a claim for compensation.




  • This is a big worry for many people injured in an accident at work. Thankfully, the law gives you a lot of protection. Under your employment contract, your employer has no legal right to discriminate against you on the basis that you have taken legal action against them.

    If they did try to dismiss you, discipline you or make any unreasonable changes to your working conditions after the accident (such as reducing your hours, demoting you or reducing your salary), they could be putting themselves at risk of a claim for unfair dismissal or constructive dismissal.

    Your employers should not be left out of pocket by your compensation claim. Employers’ liability insurance is a legal requirement for the vast majority of businesses. This cover would provide the funds for any compensation awarded against you, so your claim wouldn’t put the finances of your employer at any immediate risk.

  • Victims can technically initiate a claim without legal representation. While it’s possible to pursue a claim independently, the complexities of legal processes and the tactics used by insurance companies to minimise payouts mean that having a skilled solicitor can significantly enhance the chances of a successful outcome and a fair compensation package.

    So, factory accident compensation claims can be pursued:

    • By individuals acting alone
    • Through a solicitor

    Handling a claim can be time-consuming and stressful. A solicitor can manage all aspects of the process, allowing the victim to focus on recovery.

    Also, if your primary concern is finances, remember that No Win No Fee agreements significantly reduce the financial risk of pursuing a claim (however, it’s essential to discuss other fees that may apply even in unfavourable scenarios).

  • The general limitation period to pursue a claim is three years from the accident date or when you first became aware of the injury. However, there are exceptions (such as for individuals under 18 at the time of the accident or those lacking the mental capacity to make a claim) where different rules apply.

    Given the complexities surrounding these time limits, working with experienced solicitors is often more efficient. Remember that failing to initiate a claim within this period could result in losing your right to claim compensation.

  • As each case is unique and circumstances differ, there is no exact timeframe of how long legal processes will take. Generally, the timeline is mainly influenced by:

    • Complexity of the Case: Simpler cases with clear evidence and liability may be resolved quicker, possibly within months. In contrast, more complex cases could take years, especially those requiring extensive evidence collection, expert testimonies, and negotiation.
    • Response of the Opposing Party: If the employer or their insurance company is willing to settle early, the process may be shorter. However, disputes over liability or compensation amounts can extend the duration.
    • Legal Proceedings: Should the claim go to trial, preparation and court schedules can significantly impact the process’s length.

    While it’s challenging to predict the exact timeframe, working with experienced Litcraft Solicitors lawyers can streamline the process. Our specialists can navigate the legal complexities, negotiate effectively, and push for a timely resolution, all while ensuring you’re fully informed at every stage.

  • The aftermath of factory accidents can be overwhelming. If you feel like you or your loved ones need legal advice and assistance during negotiation and representation, it’s best to contact lawyers promptly after the accident. Timewise, if you’ve decided to consult with lawyers, there’s nothing to wait for. The sooner you know your rights and understand the possibilities, the better.

    Also, as evidence is critical, solicitors can guide you in preserving crucial evidence to support your claim. Sometimes, evidence is hard to collect after a longer period. Also, it’s important to be aware of and adhere to the statutory time limits for filing a factory accident claim.


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