No matter the industry you work in, there is always a risk of accidents at work occurring. While there are general work-related accidents that occur across most sectors, some industries present higher-risk or sector-specific hazards.
When working in a warehouse, there are some dangers presented to employees that are especially hazardous, or high risk, due to the nature of the duties involved.
The dangers of working in a warehouse
There are a number of standard dangers presented to individuals working in a warehouse. These include, but are not limited to:
- Falls from height while racking or storing items
- Manual handling injuries caused by movement of objects, for example from cartons to pallets
- General slips, trips and falls when working in a warehouse, over debris or due to spillages
- Head injuries caused when struck by falling objects when racking or moving objects
- Lift truck related injuries specific to working in a warehouse, such as collisions due to cramped areas
Who is to blame for my accident when working in a warehouse?
No matter your line of employment, when you are working in a warehouse, your employer is legally obliged to protect your health and safety by maintaining a safe work environment and monitoring conditions through risk assessments.
If you feel your accident was caused through no fault of your own but was situational due to inadequate housekeeping or lack of sufficient universal workplace standards, for example, your employer could have failed in their legal obligation to protect your health and safety and could be held liable for the injury and/or illness you have sustained.
Accident Advice Helpline
If you have been injured while working in a warehouse or in another work accident and believe that your employer or another third party is to blame, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation for the illness or injury you have suffered.
Our advisors are able to consider the specifics of your claim and advise whether or not you have a case that is likely to be successful if pursued. You will need to provide medical evidence of your illness or injury and information to suggest liability.
For more information, or to start the claims process today, call our friendly, trained advisors on free phone number 0800 689 0500. Lines are open 24 hours, seven days a week, for your convenience and there’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during your call.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown