If you’re going to be raising an injury claim in Senghenydd in connection with an injury you’ve sustained in the logistics industry, you should consider using Accident Advice Helpline as your compensation claim solicitor. We have specialist lawyers who have successfully processed many such claims, and you can draw on their experience to enhance the chances of your claim and maximise the amount of compensation you get awarded.
Unloading bays are hazardous areas
One of the riskiest areas in logistics in terms of accidents and injuries are loading bays. Loading bays have been designed to accommodate the loading and unloading of large lorries, so the aperture of the bays are several feet above ground level, and in line with the floor of the HGV trailer. This facilitates goods being loaded or unloaded by forklift trucks or hand pump trolleys, which can simply drive on and off at one level. But there are 2 hazards.
- A fall from height hazard (off the edge of the loading bay)
- Vehicles being reversed up to the loading bay aperture
Both hazards can cause accidents and injuries.
The job of the banks-person
The role of the banks-person is to direct a vehicle to its loading or unloading point. This usually involves a vehicle having to be reversed and this is often when accidents happen. The banks-person should never get directly behind a reversing vehicle. If he/she does, the driver of the reversing vehicle will not be able to see him/her. If the banks-person then trips or falls, they are in great danger of being run over or crushed against the platform wall.
All companies that employ banksmen/women in their loading bays have a duty of care to ensure they are properly and thoroughly trained. Best practice dictates that where possible the banks-person should not be on the floor, level with the vehicle. It is safer to stand near the edge of the elevated floor inside the loading bay itself.
Apply the 30-second test to your injury claim in Senghenydd
If you work in a loading bay in Senghenydd, you’ve been hurt, and your employer is in some way at fault, you may have a legitimate compensation claim. To find out why not take the 30-second test? By answering 4 basic questions you can:
- Verify in principle if your claim is likely to be valid
- Find out approximately how much compensation you could be awarded for any injury claim in Senghenydd you might raise
Our helpline service
Our friendly and professional advisors are waiting to take your call right now and give you more details. Call 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We can help you with your injury claim in Senghenydd.
Date Published: 30th October 2014