In many workplace settings, equipment has to be stored at height to make the best use of space possible. In a warehouse or retail setting, stock for the business may also be stored on high shelves and on racking. Sometimes stock comes in extremely heavy, tightly-packed boxes therefore it must be stored correctly and in a safe manner to ensure that it stays in place. Stock in bulk is usually moved into position by machinery but any stock that is loose is often stored by hand. Those who work with stock or move stock around on a daily basis should be adequately trained on how to store it properly to ensure that accidents are avoided. Falling stock may cause someone a head injury or could potentially crush someone depending on the size of the stock.
All staff in any workplace should be made aware of the Health and Safety regulations and they should also receive appropriate training on handling, moving, pushing and storing stock. If you have suffered an injury because of fallen stock then you may be able to win a cash payout if someone else was at fault for any injuries sustained.
Falling stock and compensation
Stock falling from height could cause someone a serious head injury which could result in hospital treatment. It could also affect their ability to work in the long term if serious. If stock is stored on racking and on heavy pallets, the effects of fallen stock can be catastrophic on any workers nearby. In addition, fallen stock left lying around on the floor of a retail business could also cause someone to trip or fall and injure themselves. If you have been hurt because someone has left stock lying around or someone has failed to store the products correctly, then you could claim for compensation.
How to make an accident at work claim
Accident Advice Helpline is free to call 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 for no-obligation advice regarding your accident at work. If there was someone else at fault and there is evidence that someone was negligent, you could win a substantial sum depending on the severity of the injury and incident. Claiming for compensation will ensure that the same incident does not occur twice and will help hold the company responsible for the health and safety of its workers. Should you suffer an injury because of falling stock, give our helpline a call to take advantage of our no win, no fee policy and potentially win a cash payout.
Date Published: July 23, 2014
Author: David Brown