There are those who say working in a warehouse is dangerous, and yes, it can have its hazards. But as with any industry, most of the common hazards in the warehouse industry don’t have to cause accidents – it all depends on how seriously you and your employer take health and safety. Hazards are all around us in everyday life, and there may be more in your average warehouse than you’d find in an office. But if you have been injured whilst working in a warehouse, your employer could be held liable for your injuries if there was more they could have done to prevent your accident from happening.
How have you been injured in a warehouse?
So what are some of the most common hazards in the warehouse industry? Here are a few examples:
- Toxic/hazardous chemicals being spilled on skin or causing respiratory problems
- Heavy loads which could lead to manual handling injuries
- Being hit by a forklift or other vehicle, leading to crush injuries
- Objects falling from height from shelves, a truck or a forklift
- Injured by faulty machinery
- Repetitive strain injury from carrying out repetitive actions with no break
- Spillages which could cause a slip
- Damaged flooring that could lead to a trip or fall
If you have been injured whilst working in a warehouse, you can make a personal injury claim within three years of your accident, if somebody else is at fault. So if your employer hasn’t provided you with manual handling training and you suffer a back injury whilst lifting, you could make a claim.
Is claiming personal injury compensation complicated?
It doesn’t have to be complicated to make a personal injury claim, and it doesn’t have to cost the earth either. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping people make 100% no win, no fee personal injury claims for more than the past 15 years, and we could help you too. If you have been injured in a warehouse accident, you could make a claim within three years of your accident. Most claims can be processed in full over the phone, so it’s unlikely you will need to go to court – just give us a call on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you could make a claim today.
Even if you’re unsure you want to go ahead and make a claim, you can call for confidential, no-obligation advice from our team of expert advisors. It’s free to call and we are open 24/7.
Date Published: May 30, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton