Across Britain there are hundreds of thousands of people employed to work in warehouses.
Warehouse workers are a vital part of the chain in many businesses and highly responsible for the production of incoming, outgoing and storage of products.
Despite the valuable work that they do, many are left exposed to the effects of negligence by their employers. Many of the warehouse accidents that occur in this type of working environment often lead to serious personal injuries including broken bones, amputations of digits and limbs.
Workers who suffer these personal injuries are likely to be out of work for quite some time and may not even be able to return to their jobs, resulting in a great deal of financial loss.
By law, employers must have employer’s liability insurance to protect them in the event of an accident but it is their duty to maintain a safe working environment for their employees’, and to ensure that staff are training properly and provided with the correct safety wear and equipment.
If you have been involved in a warehouse accident, you may be entitled to claim accident at work compensation.
How to make a successful warehouse accident claim
As with any accident at work claim, your solicitor has to prove that the person or your employer responsible for your injury has been negligible.
By law, your employer is legally obliged to ensure your workplace is safe to work in. Most warehouse workers tend to operate machinery or some other form of equipment and the correct training must have been provided before carrying out the job in hand. Your employer will have also needed to have provided you with the correct safety wear and equipment to carry out your job. If they have not done so, they are breaking the law.
Many claimants who we deal with have suffered a personal injury through not having received the proper training, safety wear or equipment they should have been provided.
If you have suffered a personal injury through no fault of your own, or as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible to compensation.
To make a successful warehouse accident claim, your solicitor will want to obtain as much medical evidence as they can concerning your injury.
Make sure you have visited a medical establishment and had your injury accessed by a medical professional.
If the injury is visible, provide your solicitor with photographs of the injury before and after the accident happened. You should also make them aware of any ongoing problems associated with your injury and how this may be affecting your lifestyle, or employment on a day to day basis
If any witnesses were at the accident scene and happy to provide a statement and their account of how the accident happened, provide your solicitor with a contact name and telephone number so that they can speak to the directly and file their account of the accident circumstances
It is important to provide your solicitor with a detailed account of the date and time of the accident, the accident circumstances, who the accident was reported to and if you have suffered any out of pockets expenses are a result of your injury
Types of warehouse accident
Slip, trip or fall accidents
These often occur when products, liquid or boxes have not been correctly put away or stored.
Falling objects are also one of the most common warehouse accidents resulting in personal injury. A falling or moving object is another leading cause of personal injury amongst warehouse workers.
Forklift truck accidents
With many forklift trucks operating in many warehouses, workers may suffer sever injuries in accidents involving heavy machines.
Manual handling accidents
Back injuries, hand and foot injuries tend to be the most common of injuries and can often causes the worker reoccurring pain and discomfort for months or even years after the incident happened.
Start your claim
At PHC Law, our personal injury solicitors are here to help you and recover the maximum amount of compensation that you are entitled to by law.
Offering ‘no win no fee’ legal representation gives you peace of mind that win or lose, you will not have to pay any legal costs or deductions
If your claim is successful, you will receive the full amount of compensation that we recover for you
Call 0800 612 7 612 to speak to a one of our experienced personal injury solicitors today.