Warehouse workers are usually given plenty of training when they first start working in that environment. There are two good reasons for this. Firstly, they will need to know what is required of them and how they should perform their daily duties. Secondly, and just as importantly (if not more so), they need to know how to stay safe within the warehouse. Such a location can present safety risks if people do not pay attention to issues of health and safety.
For example, there are instances where people have to work at height in a warehouse. This might involve walking along a gantry or otherwise accessing stock stored at a high level by using special steps with wheels on them to make them easy to move around. If proper training is not provided to ensure they know how to perform these duties or use this equipment properly, they might be more likely to experience a fall.
Might this mean warehouse fall compensation is warranted?
It depends on the circumstances. Obviously if you have been fully-trained and yet you disregard that training and experience a fall as a result, you could end up being hurt. However, if you did not get any training or were not made aware of the potential dangers in some way, you might have a better chance of seeking warehouse fall compensation for your injuries.
Of course, not every fall involves height. It is perfectly possible to fall over while walking along the warehouse on the ground level. Let’s say there has been an oil leak, perhaps from one of the fork lifts using the warehouse at night for example. This can be slippery, and if you are walking through the warehouse you might slip and fall over if you happen to set foot on the oil.
What should you do if you are hurt?
Warehouse work can be potentially dangerous. With that said though, most people working in this environment will be perfectly safe. If you aren’t in this category because you have been injured while working in a warehouse and you want to see whether warehouse fall compensation could be paid to you, we might have the answers.
Accident Advice Helpline has been in operation for many years, and we have assisted many people in that time. Call 0800 689 0500 to see if we can assist you too.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead