Wherever you work, there is always the possibility of being involved in an accident, no matter how careful you may be. Of course, the office environment is a lot safer than other places, such as working in a warehouse. If you do work in a warehouse and you end up being injured, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. In these cases, you will need help with your workplace injury claim in Nuneaton and Bedworth. There are various types of accidents which can occur in a warehouse and you should be aware of these and how to minimise risks.
Use of heavy equipment
It is inevitable that working in a warehouse means a lot of heavy equipment and even if you don’t actually operate the machinery, you have to be aware of this danger. If you do operate machinery as part of your warehouse job, you should use it carefully and as safely as possible. You should receive proper training to operate it and if this is not the case and you are concerned, you should let your employer know of any gaps in your training knowledge.
Slips, trips and falls
Slips and trips in a warehouse environment can happen for various reasons. It could be the result of loose materials, spillages or even just a lot of clutter. If your job requires you to use a ladder or generally work at a height, you could be liable to be involved in an accident. Of course, these types of accidents might just be a result of your own carelessness but if they are caused by negligence on your employer’s part or someone in your workplace, you could be entitled to compensation and Accident Advice Helpline can help you start your workplace injury claim in Nuneaton and Bedworth.
Inadequate protective equipment
If you work in a dangerous warehouse environment, you should have protective equipment, particularly if you are operating heavy machinery. Typical examples of protective equipment include hard hats, gloves and goggles. If your employer fails to provide these and you end up injured as a result, you may be able to make a claim.
Making a workplace injury claim in Nuneaton and Bedworth
If you need to make a claim, contact our personal injury claim advisors at Accident Advice Helpline, who will be more than happy to offer advice and support. There is no obligation to continue after you speak to us, just give us a call and we will take it from there.
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Date Published: 17th December 2015