According to the Labour Force Survey 2017/18, 555,000 injuries occurred at work and 144 were fatal accidents.*
Our leading warehouse accident claims solicitors are here to help you claim the compensation you deserve. If you suffer an injury due to someone else’s negligence or if you want to claim on behalf of a loved one, contact us today for free legal advice from our expert solicitors.
No Win No Fee warehouse accident claims solicitors
Most of our warehouse accident cases are conducted on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning we only take a fee if we win compensation on your behalf, therefore there is no financial risk to you.
Warehouse accidents explained
A warehouse can be quite a hazardous place. Employees are working with stacked, heavy goods, forklifts and other lifting equipment and are usually under time pressure. This combination can lead to all sorts of accidents such as broken bones, chemical burns and slips, trips and falls. Warehouse accidents often happen when safety equipment is defective, when safety rules haven’t been established or when the training was insufficient.
Most common causes and types for a warehouse accidents
All sorts of accidents can happen in a warehouse, but the main causes of warehouse accidents, that we’ve dealt with, are:
- Lifting injuries due to lack of training or equipment
- Forklift truck injuries caused by unsafe practices
- Slips, trips and falls caused by unsafe floors or liquid spills
- Falls from height caused by unsafe practices
- Machine injuries caused by defective or missing safety guards or unsafe operation
These accidents can lead to all kinds of injuries, from minor injuries like bruises, cuts or broken bones to major injuries leading to limb amputation, paralysis or death. For more information on serious injuries click here.
What can I claim for?
If you have experienced a warehouse accident, you can claim compensation for the following:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of earnings
- House modifications
- Rehabilitation and treatment
Who is responsible for my accident?
Your employer has to follow a set of regulations called the “Six Pack” to comply with the Health and Safety Act from 1974. According to these regulations, your employer has to carry out a full health and safety assessment to prevent accidents from happening in the workplace.
If you have suffered an injury from a work accident, contact us to establish your full legal position with one of our expert solicitors.