Make a compensation claim in Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Garden City is a large town located 19 miles from Kings Cross; there are many well-known companies trading in the town. Every company needs a warehouse for logistical purposes, and there are many warehouses in Welwyn Garden City. However, working in a warehouse is not without risks; accidents can and do happen to warehouse employees.
Have you been injured in a warehouse accident? If you have been injured in a warehouse accident, and it was not your fault, you could qualify to make a successful compensation claim in Welwyn Garden City.
According to the Health and Safety Executive there were 8,500 work-related warehousing accidents in 2009/10. The main causes of warehouse accidents are:
- Manual handling: lifting objects without proper training
- Falls from height: stacking or removing goods from high shelves
- Slips and trips: for example, discarded packaging and spillages
- Warehouse vehicles: forklift trucks.
- Struck by moving or falling objects: incorrectly stored goods may fall of shelves.
If you have been injured in a warehouse accident and you believe your employer has been negligent, then your compensation claim in Welwyn Garden City has a high chance to succeed.
Has your employer been negligent?
If your accident happened because your employer did not follow proper safety procedures, then your employer has been negligent.
Manual handling accidents can be avoided if your employer follows the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 (amended in 2002). Your employer should take steps to reduce the risk of injury from all essential manual handling tasks and provide you with proper training on how to lift objects without injuring yourself.
If your employer has not taken the relevant steps to protect your safety; you have been expected to lift objects that are too heavy, you have been asked to climb an unsafe ladder or made to work from height without the relevant safety equipment – then you are likely to win your compensation claim in Welwyn Garden City. Even if you slip and injure yourself on a wet floor due to a spill, your employer could still be found liable for your injury.
Using Accident Advice Helpline for your compensation claim in Welwyn Garden City
Call the Accident Advice Helpline if you are in any doubt as to whether you are entitled to make a personal injury compensation claim. We deal with claims every day, and our team is highly skilled and proficient in all types of personal injury. You can call us on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, for an informal chat or to start your compensation claim in Welwyn Garden City. Alternatively why not fill out our online claims form or request a call back. A member of our friendly legal team will get in touch with you as soon as possible.
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Date Published: 16th September 2013
Author: David Brown