The logistics industry encompasses a wide range of roles, including store and warehouse workers, fork lift drivers, mail sorters and couriers. If you’re working in logistics, you’re probably aware of some of the common hazards in the logistics industry, but maybe you’ve already been injured in a workplace accident. If your injuries were the result of an accident that somebody else (such as your employer) was to blame for, you could find yourself in a position to make a claim for personal injury compensation, provided it’s been three years or less since your accident.
How could you be injured whilst working in logistics?
The type of injuries you could sustain at work will obviously depend on what role you work in, but here are some of the most common hazards in the logistics industry:
- Falls from height
- Being hit by a vehicle or moving object
- Vehicle accident – for example being hit by a forklift or a forklift overturning
- Machinery accident – usually caused by lack of guardrails on machinery with moving parts, but could be a result of faulty machinery
- Manual handling and repetitive work which could lead to back, neck and shoulder strain/pain
- Slips, trips and falls which could be a result of damaged flooring, poor lighting or hazards left lying around
Hopefully your work has health and safety procedures in place to protect you. But that doesn’t always mean that these procedures are followed. If you have been injured and you feel your employer is to blame, making a personal injury claim is an option that’s open to you, however you have been injured.
How serious are your injuries?
It might be that you have lost a limb or fingers as a result of a crush injury whilst working with heavy machinery at work – this is one of the most common hazards in the logistics industry. Equally, you may have escaped with minor injuries such as a sprained ankle and bruises after slipping on a wet floor. You don’t need to be seriously injured to make a personal injury claim, although the amount of compensation you’ll receive will take into account the severity of your injuries and their impact on your life.
Why not take the 30-second test on our website right now, to find out how much compensation you could be entitled to? Then give Accident Advice Helpline a call on 0800 689 0500, to find out if you have a viable claim.
Category: Health and safety at work