Working in a warehouse can mean you are presented with lots of potential hazards and risks every day. For example, most warehouses will have fork lift drivers working on-site who will be ferrying stock back and forth, unloading lorries and making sure the pallets are set down in the right places. There will be heavy boxes and lots of racking that present possible hazards too. As you can imagine, if the proper health and safety measures are not followed at every turn, there is a good chance someone might end up with a reason to claim warehouse staff injury compensation.
Of course if the proper measures are always taken to ensure there are no dangers present in such circumstances, few if any people would ever be injured. However, there are situations where injuries can happen. The nature of a warehouse means those injuries could potentially be very serious as well.
What could happen?
Warehouse staff injury compensation could potentially be paid out if someone ends up being injured by a fork lift truck. For example they might be hurt if they were hit by a fork lift, if the driver was unqualified, not paying attention or if there was nowhere for the warehouse staff to go so they could stay safe while fork lifts were in the area.
Other accidents might also have the potential to happen though. For instance you might be hurt if a poorly-placed box falls off some racking on top of you. You may also be injured if something falls on your feet, especially if you were not issued with steel toe-capped boots as part of your job equipment.
Could these incidents lead to warehouse staff injury compensation being paid?
It is possible you might claim compensation successfully if you find yourself in a situation where you receive an injury that was caused by another person. However, it is usually best to seek out some professional legal advice before you set about making a claim. This is because an experienced lawyer who has already won compensation claims will be better-versed at knowing what to do.
That’s why we would recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500. If you do, you have a chance to see whether a compensation claim might be a good idea in your case. It might be the best call you make.
Date Published: September 17, 2015
Author: Allison Whitehead