Warehouses play an important role in ensuring the success of many businesses. Shipping out products to all different stores and keeping the business going could not happen without an effective warehouse.
Although the team working at a warehouse perform crucial roles the work they do can be highly dangerous. Hazards are highly evident in warehouses and many of which could be claims for accident at work compensation in Hertsmere.
Potential Hazards In Warehouses
Mobile vehicles are used in many warehouse environments to move large quantities of product at any one time. Forklifts are probably the most common form of vehicle other than lorries to be seen at warehouses so it is essential that they are maintained and used properly.
Unfortunately accidents with forklifts are not uncommon. Whether the case is through careless driving or a machine fault the injuries can be severe. If you are involved in an accident with a forklift it is likely you will be signed off from work for a period of time. In that time you could also make a claim for accident at work compensation in Hertsmere.
Other then forklifts other hazards involve a lack of training. This covers a wide spectrum of incidents which could happen. Lack of training in areas such as health and safety can result in accidents which can be avoided. Negligence from the employer can also be a claim for compensation.
Evidence For Accident At Work Compensation In Hertsmere Claims
In order to have a successful accident at work compensation in Hertsmere claim on your hands you will need to have evidence. Being able to prove your version of events from the accident will build a much stronger case for a compensation claim.
Many warehouses have CCTV systems which can be used as some evidence for your claim. In addition any witnesses who saw your claim can later give statements as to what they saw in order to help push your case forward.
If you have had an accident in a warehouse whilst working and it was not your fault you may be entitled to some compensation.
Making a claim is not something you need to do alone as we can help. Accident Advice Helpline have a team of experienced advisers who can answer any questions you may have and help you get started on your claim. Call us on 0800 689 0500.
Date Published: 29th September 2014
Author: David Brown