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Industrial Accidents

Factories and other industrial environments have long been recognised as dangerous places to work and unfortunately hundreds of thousands of workers are still injured every year. For example in the 2016/17 period, there were 609,000 self-reported non-fatal injuries to workers, and 70,116 employee non-fatal injuries reported by employers using the RIDDOR system (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations).

Employers are responsible for your safety and so, should ensure that you are not exposed to dangerous situations or environments such asbestos exposure or other chemicals, or undertaking work without appropriate training or without the correct equipment. If you are unfortunately injured as a result of an industrial accident, then it is possible to claim compensation for your damages.


If you are uncertain as to what constitutes an industrial accident, or you are wondering what could possibly be claimed for, then we’ve listed common types of industrial accident claims below:

  • Manual and heavy lifting accidents, which can potentially cause deep muscle tissue damage or back and neck injuries or even brain injuries
  • Dangerous machinery accidents, which can potentially cause cuts or lacerations, crush injuries and general wounds from flying debris
  • Accidents involving hazardous substances, which can cause chemical burns, skin irritations or diseases such as dermatitis or even respiratory illnesses such as mesothelioma, asbestosis (also known as pneumoconiosis), asthma, emphysema
  • Falls from height, which can result in broken bones or other major trauma injuries
  • Workplace vehicle accidents, for example those involving a forklift truck or cherry-picker or tractor

Other injuries such as tendonitis and vibration white finger, or electric shock injuries and vision loss injuries.


As every injury is personal, the amount of compensation you could potentially claim will be personal to you. However, to gain a quick estimation on the amount of compensation you could be entitled to, you might find it helpful to try our Compensation Calculator.


Our specialist London based team of personal injury solicitors have helped many workers successfully claim compensation for industrial related injuries and illness. Even if it has been many years since you worked in a factory we may still be able to help you with a claim.

Our caring team of personal injury lawyers have years of experience dealing with these types of cases and will be happy to have an initial confidential, no obligation discussion with you. From there, we will be able to advise you based on your situation and set of circumstances as to what you should be doing as part of your next steps.

Our industrial accidents compensation specialists are part of our London based accident at work team. We have four decades of experience helping clients from around the UK with a wide variety of legal matters. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0800 437 0322.

Our Personal Injury Solicitors are backed by four decades of experience. Our legal practice and team of London Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving favourable client outcomes. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0800 437 0322 today.

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