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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Personal injury lawyer in South Shields

    Personal injury lawyer in South Shields

    Being a warehouse worker can be a risky job. Each daily task comes with various health threats, and you always have to be alert and on the ball. There are many ways to prevent these accidents, and it is the employer’s responsibility to take care of their workers’ safety.

    If you have been injured in a warehouse accident and it wasn’t your fault, consult with a personal injury lawyer to learn all about starting a claim for compensation. 


    Warehouses create perfect environments for all kinds of falls. However, it is not only while climbing ladders that you need to be aware of your surroundings; falls can happen at ground level and can be caused by slips or trips.

    One of the most common reasons for slips and falls is spilled liquid. You should always look where you’re going – a warehouse is one place you need to be extra careful.

    Falling objects

    Falling objects can be very dangerous. If a falling objects hits you on the head and you are not wearing a hard hat for protection, there is a huge risk of head trauma and brain injuries. This could be a mild concussion or something much more serious.

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    In order to make sure you stay safe, always wear a hard hat and avoid walking near objects that have been stacked high. Have you been injured by a falling object? Call our personal injury lawyers for professional advice on claiming compensation.

    Forklift truck accidents

    A forklift truck is the most commonly operated type of machinery in a typical warehouse. Therefore, forklift trucks are responsible for a large amount of accidents, especially when not handled properly.

    In order to prevent forklift truck accidents, you should be provided with the proper personal protective equipment and undergo the mandatory training.

    Manual handling

    Lifting and carrying heavy objects manually is also very dangerous. When performing such tasks, there is always a risk of back injuries, as well as foot and arm injuries, all of which can potentially have long-term effects.

    To prevent such accidents from happening, employers should try to eliminate all kinds of manual handling work which are not absolutely necessary.

    Looking for a personal injury lawyer in South Shields?

    We do not have a personal injury lawyer in South Shields working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in South Shields or anyway make us your first point of call.

    Being a warehouse worker is a dangerous job, and the above are just some of the accidents that can happen. If you have been injured in such an accident, call Accident Advice Helpline on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, or 0800 689 0500 from a landline. You can also text ‘claim365’ to 88010 to be contacted directly by a friendly adviser.

    Date Published: 27th May 2014

    Author: David Brown

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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