Accident Advice Helpline is often chosen as the virtual Reigate and Banstead law firm people use as a platform to help them to launch their personal injury claims in search of compensation. In terms of employment in the Reigate and Banstead area, there is little in the way of manufacturing industry; but in terms of high-tech industries, and the retail and warehousing sectors, there are plenty of employment opportunities.
Common injuries that occur in the warehousing industry
The warehousing industry is quite a hotbed when it comes down to accidents in the workplace. Given that the nature of the work, there are many types of accidents that take place, causing a variety of different injuries and injury severities. Most of the common injuries include:
- Slip, trip and fall injuries
- Injuries sustained through being struck by a falling object
- Workers falling from height
- Manual handling injuries
- Repetitive strain injury
- Injuries caused by an accident involving a forklift truck
- Injuries caused through exposure to hazardous substances
The special dangers that forklift trucks present
Forklift trucks in particular, can be a dangerous source of injury, and it is essential to ensure that only fully trained and licensed forklift drivers are employed to move these vehicles around. One of the key areas in terms of operating forklift trucks is to ensure that they are correctly, and regularly maintained; especially in terms of the audible alarms, when they are in motion, and the flashing beacons too.
Forklift drivers have to keep a careful eye on the loads they are carrying, and their vision is often obscured, so these audible and visual warning systems on the trucks are invaluable in helping other employees working in the vicinity to be warned that a moving truck is close by.
The importance of PPE in the warehouse environment
PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) plays a big part in improving the health and safety of warehouse workers. Hi-viz clothing helps to make them more visible, which is especially important when working in the vicinity of forklift trucks, and indeed other on site vehicles; hard hats help to protect workers from objects falling from above; and steel capped safety boots help to protect feet from heavy objects being dropped on them, or being run over by a forklift truck.
The benefits of employing AAH as your virtual Reigate and Banstead law firm
Anyone using the no win no fee* services we offer as a virtual, online, Reigate and Banstead law firm, is welcome to use the HOW MUCH calculator we have on our website. It takes only 30 seconds to get an estimate, telling you how much compensation you could be due for any injury you’ve suffered through no fault of your own. People who work with us are also able to rely on the excellent customer support that we provide; something that is wholly recommended by people’s consumer champion Esther Rantzen.
We also operate a free helpline which can be accessed from any landline on 0800 180 4123, or from any mobile on 0333 500 0992.
Date Published: 11th July 2014