Many Lancaster claims for personal injury compensation stem from the warehouse industry. The amount of manual work involved, including repetitive lifting and working in close proximity with potentially dangerous machinery, can make warehousing a hazardous occupation if strict health and safety procedures are not put in place and adhered to.
According to information published on the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) website, the total number of injuries sustained in both the warehousing and road haulage industries is approximately 8,500 per year, of which approximately 1,600 are classed as being severe injuries which include things like broken bones and amputations. Falls from height are another common risk.
Rotator cuff injury
One of the most common repetitive strain injuries is something called a rotator cuff injury. This is an injury to the shoulder and comes about when heavy loads are constantly lifted above shoulder height. Another common injury in the warehousing is a back injury. Wherever possible, machinery should be used to lift heavy loads, rather than manual labour. Where manual lifting is unavoidable, it is important to ensure that workers are properly trained in the correct way to carry out a lift.
All manual operations (whether in a warehouse or a factory) should be risk assessed. Recommended work practices should then be put in place, and any appropriate PPE (personal protective equipment) issued where appropriate.
Qualifying factors for Lancaster claims on warehousing injuries
Here at Accident Advice Helpline, we have processed many Lancaster claims covering personal injuries sustained in warehousing wherein the employer is deemed to be at fault. If you believe this to be the case with your injury, then we can help you to obtain the compensation that you are owed. But as well as your employer being to blame, there are another couple of pre-requisites that also need to be taken into consideration.
You will need to have received or been given medical attention for your injury. This not only helps to validate the actual nature of the injury, but also to establish its severity. It may also recommend safe working practices and put restrictions on the work you are able to do in future.
To forecast how much compensation you could be owed for your injury, you can take Accident Advice Helpline’s 30-second test here on this website. It’s a very helpful device which not only gives you an indication of how much compensation you could be awarded, but also validates your claim in principle.
Using Accident Advice Helpline’s free national helpline service
If you need any further information about your claim, or the claims process in general, you can get it by chatting to a member of our customer support team. You can call them free from any landline by calling 0800 689 0500 from a landline. Alternatively, you can call us on your mobile on 0333 500 0993, although you will probably have to pay your call provider for the call.
You’ll be surprised how easy it is to launch a claim for personal injury compensation when you use the services of Accident Advice Helpline. Your claim will be covered by our no win no fee guarantee and you’ll be following the recommendation of the one and only Dame Esther Rantzen. So, why not strike while the iron’s hot and get in touch with us today?
Date Published: 25th June 2014
Author: David Brown