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Warehouse Accident Claims

About Warehouse Accident Claims

Our experienced workplace accident solicitors will help you come out with the best possible outcome for your warehouse injury claims. Warehouse accidents can be extremely dangerous and can have long and short-term impacts on your daily life. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the safety of their warehouse staff.

Types of warehouse accidents

There is a range of things that can pose a danger to workers resulting in accidents and injuries. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the warehouse workers are safe. Most common warehouse accidents include:

  • More serious forklift accidents. To use a forklift, warehouse staff must hold the correct training, and should never use it if they haven’t received it. Warehouse workers who hold the correct licence must also get the correct training for it, including avoiding overloading the forklift leading to it tipping over. Another common incident including the forklift consists of driving it into something or someone, this is caused by careless behaviour, and usually can cause a lot of harm.
  • Slips and trips are also common warehouse accidents. Warehouse workers should be trained specifically to avoid leaving things on the floor to avoid trip hazards. Trips and slips can be particularly dangerous when workers are carrying heavy objects around the warehouse. Wires, liquid and gravel are common things that can pose dangers around the warehouse, and if they pose a hazard, they should be taken care of in a good time.
  • Objects falling. Warehouse work sometimes consists of carrying heavy objects and stacking heavy pallets on racking. That pallet or object must be secured on the racking to avoid it from falling, staff must get the correct training to avoid this from happening. If an object falls from either a small or big height, it can be extremely dangerous to anyone in the surrounding area.
  • Manual handling is a very common claim made by warehouse workers. They must get the correct training and apparatus to help handle heavy objects. If an individual handles heavy objects over a longer period, it can cause gradual long-term effects on the neck, shoulders and back. 40-50% of warehouse claims consist of strain in the shoulder, neck and back, when having to handle heavy objects; staff should be provided with the correct support, such as a back brace.
  • Accidents including falling from a height are also risks in warehouses. Sometimes it is essential to have to reach the racking in a warehouse at a higher point to access objects. It is essential that when working with heights, staff are enforced with the correct safety equipment to lower the chances of anything bad happening. If a warehouse worker falls from a height, it can cause serious damage.

Duty of care towards workers

It is the employer’s legal duty of care under the Health and Safety of 1974, to ensure that the staff are safe. It is the employer’s responsibility to enforce health and safety including:

  • Carrying out safety reviews, which ensure that the warehouse is kept in a good condition.
  • Providing training and updates on any changes in machinery.
  • Providing appropriate safety equipment.
  • Enforcing correct working hours.
  • Allowing appropriate rest breaks.

How can I make a claim?

If you have been involved in an accident at work, we recommend that you contact one of our experienced solicitors, to help you come out with the highest possible compensation, so you can get back to your daily life in no time. We advise that like with any claim, evidence is an important part of it to ensure you get the highest possible compensation.

How can we help?

Our experience in work accident claims will help you make a successful claim after being injured. We will treat your case in the most professional way ensuring that you feel comfortable conveying your story in the best way. We will help gather any necessary information to help back up your case and increase the chances of getting correct compensation. We will ensure that your process is run smoothly in the most stress-free and easy way, enabling you to get back to your daily life in no time.

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