Been injured when working in a warehouse? Make your injury claim in Skelmorlie
Working in a warehouse can be a hazardous environment to work in as heavy machinery is often being used in tight spaces, around obstacles which are stacked at height. In addition, slips, trips and falls are common accidents in warehouses due to the volume of stock that is stored in a small area.
Forklifts are heavy machines that should only be operated by people who are qualified to operate them with a forklift licence. Operators of fork lifts can make using one appear easy, however they can be dangerous if operators become overconfident and underestimate the power of the machine.
Slips, trips, and falls
Slips, trips and falls can occur in warehouse work due to a lack of health and safety procedures.
- spillages are not cleaned up promptly
- loose materials such as sawdust are not swept up
- boxes on the floor create obstacles
- poor lighting can create unlit areas where trips or falls can occur
- ridges or steps in the flooring of the warehouse can cause trip hazards
To avoid falls, guard railing should be used to ensure the safety of warehouse workers particularly where there is a change in floor height or when working at height. Guard rails should be highly visible and brightly coloured to ensure that heavy machinery such as forklifts do not come into contact with machinery, stairs or people working.
They can minimise the damage caused to other warehouse users and to the infrastructure of the warehouse. In addition, guard rails can prevent a falling object such as a pallet from hitting someone below. Safety gates should be used to ensure that workers can access areas easily and column protectors should be used to ensure clear visibility for fork lift drivers to avoid collisions.
Making your injury claim in Skelmorlie
If you have suffered a warehouse related accident and been injured through no fault of your own in the last 3 years’, then you can make an injury claim Skelmorlie. Simply call Accident Advice Helpline who are ready to take your call 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Their highly trained and helpful advisers can offer up to date and relevant information about your legal entitlement to make an injury claim in Skelmorlie. After receiving this no obligation advice, it is up to you whether you wish to proceed and start an injury claim in Skelmorlie.
Accident Advice Helpline’s legal team work on their behalf on a100% no win no fee basis, ensuring you that your compensation claim will be professionally handled at all times. Or, if you prefer, go on line and take the challenge to see if you can claim your legal right to compensation with their unique 30 second test – it’s so quick and easy!
Date Published: 22nd September 2013