Warehouse Accident Claims

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Warehouses can be inherently dangerous places to work. This doesn’t mean that you should simply accept the risk to yourself and your co-workers, however. Your employer has a statutory duty of care to ensure the health and safety of all of their staff. If you suffer a warehouse accident and it wasn’t your fault, you can make compensation claims. Call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our accident claims form to arrange your free, no-obligation consultation.

Common Reasons Why Warehouse Accident Claims Happen

  • Lifting Injuries:

Many jobs involve some lifting, but it is important to do this correctly and that no-one is asked to lift more than they can manage safely. If your job involves lifting heavy objects, you should have training in how to do this without injury. If your employer does not provide this training or if you lift objects that you cannot carry safely and you receive a lifting injury, your employer may be liable. Lifting injuries are mostly injuries to the back and spine. Although you may also experience pain in the arms, shoulders, hips, or legs.

  • Injuries From Machinery:

Many warehouses also have machinery including lifting equipment and packaging equipment. If this is not correctly maintained, a wide range of injuries can result. These could include crush injuries from a body part being trapped between two moving parts, burns from machinery that has become overheated or cuts from damaged surfaces that have become sharp. Even correctly maintained equipment can be dangerous if you are not sufficiently trained in the use of it. It is your employer’s responsibility to make sure that the equipment is properly maintained and that you have regular, appropriate training for any equipment you are required to use. If this has not been done, you may be eligible for compensation for your warehouse accident.

  • Slips, Trips, and Falls:

Even in a busy warehouse, it is reasonable to expect that most areas are clear, tidy and hazards free. Any hazards that are unavoidable must be highly visible to help you to avoid an accident. For example by the presence of a bright ‘Wet Floor’ sign. If they don’t fulfill these expectations and you fall and injure yourself, we consider your employer liable. Similarly, if there is a ledge or drop you could fall off, it is the responsibility of your employer to put up signage or some form of guard rail or protection if appropriate. Falls from a height can cause life changing injuries. And it is important that your employer takes their responsibility in this area seriously. If your injury could have been prevented, you may be entitled to compensation.

  • Forklift Injuries:

Warehouses are a particularly hazardous working environment and forklift injuries are relatively common and can be very serious. Many severe forklift injuries are the result of pressure being applied to drivers to work more quickly than is safe and thus overloading the forklift or driving too fast, leading to the machine tipping over. Alternatively, a noisy environment can mean that workers are unable to hear an approaching forklift and are unable to avoid being struck by it. Almost all forklift accidents occur at work. And your employer must be able to prove that they took every precaution to keep you safe. If you involve in a forklift accident, call us on 0121 565 4317You can also use our claims form to discuss your case. Find out whether you are able to make a claim.

  • Hearing Difficulties:

Many workplaces can be very noisy, but your employer must take steps to protect your hearing. A loss of hearing can lead you to isolation, as conversations become more difficult to follow. Also, traveling become difficult as you cannot hear approaching traffic.

How Do I Make A Warehouse Accident Claim?

Making a warehouse accident claim is similar to making any other personal injury claim, although it could be slightly easier by the statutory duty of care that your employer has for your safety. This means that your employer has a duty to look after your health and safety. Because they have this duty of care, it can be easier to prove that they were responsible than if there is an accident in a public place or some other circumstance.

Call us

To make a no win no fee warehouse accident claim, call us on 0121 565 4317 or use the online form. We will then discuss the details of your case. And find out whether we are able to offer our services on a no win no fee basis. If we are not able to offer this, we will discuss alternative funding methods with you to ensure that you are still able to get the help you need in a way that is affordable.

We contact your employer

Once you have signed an agreement with us, we are able to act on your behalf. We will write to your employer informing them that you are making a warehouse accident claim. We will ask them to accept that they were at fault. And we’ll give them a deadline by which they will have to respond. It is worth remembering that law demands all employers to have insurance to cover any accident at work injuries. So your employer does not be making your compensation paid out of their own pocket. This can make it easier to encourage them to admit liability.

Negotiations

Once your employer accepts liability, we will conduct negotiations on your behalf to agree the amount of compensation. Although we will deal with all of the correspondence and conversations, you are completely in control of this process. We tell you all offers the other side makes, and give you an honest opinion of whether the offer is fair. Often, the insurance company will make a very low offer as their first offer. It is to see whether you will accept it and also to set your expectations lower. This is a lowball offer. It can be difficult to know how much compensation is fair and reasonable, but we will give you impartial advice throughout the negotiations. Although we are advising you, the final decision will always rest with you.

If your employer does not accept liability, you may need to go to court to put forward your case. This is very rare. But if this happens, we will be with you throughout, offering advice, support, and assistance.

Could I Lose My Job For Making A Warehouse Accident Claim?

Many people worry that their employer may not be able to afford the compensation following a warehouse accident personal injury claim and they concern that the company may go bust. There is no need to worry, however, as all employers in the UK should have employers liability insurance. This means that any employer’s insurance company pay compensation, rather than out of the company accounts. This means that you can make a claim for the compensation you deserve, without worrying that it might cost yourself and your colleagues their jobs. In fact, many of our clients have said that making a claim has led to their workplace becoming a safer place to be, as their employer starts to take safety much more seriously.

It is also illegal for your employer to take any action against you as a result of you bringing a personal injury claim following an accident at work. This includes making you unemployed. Few employers are keen to face a wrongful dismissal case so soon after paying out compensation for your work injury claim.

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What If I Can’t Afford To Make A Warehouse Accident Claim?

We recognize that the period after any injury is likely to be financially difficult and we don’t want a lack of funds to be a barrier to you being able to obtain justice. As a result, we offer our services on a no win no fee basis to the majority of our clients. This allows you to receive our expert help in making your warehouse accident claim following your accident without the risk of financial hardship. We also cap our fees as a percentage of your compensation payment, meaning that you will always receive the lion’s share of your compensation payment to put towards your future life.

If you have been injured in a warehouse accident and it wasn’t your fault, you are likely to be eligible for compensation. Call us on 0121 565 4317 or use our claims for to arrange your free, no obligation consultation.

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