Warehouses can be dangerous environments and there is the potential for accidents to happen at any time – but with a little care and attention towards health and safety, you can stay safe at work. Whilst we obviously all take some responsibility for our own safety at work, ultimately it’s up to your employer to ensure that you stay safe in the workplace. If they fail to do so and you’re injured in an accident at work, you could claim personal injury compensation.
If you’re unsure whether you’re eligible to make a personal injury claim or you need to find out more about what exactly is involved before deciding whether to proceed, you can get warehouse accident compensation advice from Accident Advice Helpline.
What are the most common warehouse accidents?
You might be wondering exactly what types of accidents could occur in a warehouse. Some of the most common types of injuries are manual handling injuries from lifting heavy or awkward loads. If you haven’t received the proper training, you could suffer injuries to your back, shoulders or even your knees. Forklift accidents are also not uncommon – there have been cases where a forklift has toppled over, injuring the operator and others in the vicinity, as well as cases where a forklift truck has pinned somebody against a wall or run over another worker.
It’s important forklift operators have the necessary training and skill to operate this heavy vehicle safely – or serious injury could occur. If you’ve been the victim of an accident at work and you believe your employer or a colleague is liable, you could get warehouse accident compensation advice when you get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
Should you make a claim for compensation?
Employers should have liability insurance in place so that in the event of a personal injury claim by an employee, it will pay out. So there’s no need to feel guilty about making claim for compensation. If you have been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence, you’re perfectly entitled to make a claim, no matter how minor or serious your injuries.
You could get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline for warehouse accident compensation advice or head for our website and take the 30-second test today, to see how much compensation you could be entitled to claim. Or you can pick up the phone and call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you have a viable claim.
Date Published: August 2, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton