Warehouse Accident Claim
We have extensive experience of dealing with warehouse accident compensation claims having dealt with this type of claim for over 30 years and because these types of accidents are very common.
Warehouses are incredibly busy workplaces with employees working on foot, operating pallet trucks, forklifts and reach trucks, picking and packing goods and working under extreme pressure to meet delivery deadlines and daily targets. It is hardly surprising then how common these accidents are.
The most common causes of warehouse accidents
Typically, accidents in warehouses can occur because of a variety of issues, including human error, failures of work equipment and the lack of a safe system and safe place of work.
The sort of accidents we have dealt with include:
- Negligence of forklifts driver crashing into his colleague.
- Stacking products in an unsafe way.
- Discarded packaging causing a risk of tripping.
- Failing to clean up a spillage.
- Failing to keep equipment maintained and repaired.
- Failing to separate vehicles from pedestrians.
- Lorry drivers failing to follow the correct procedure in loading bays.
- Lifting heavy loads in an unsafe manner.
- Falling from ladders.
- Hands being caught in moving conveyors.
- Injuries caused by sharp tools such as box cutters.
See an example of how Levenes’ serious injury claim solicitors were able to help:
Why choose Levenes?
We work diligently for our clients to help them put their lives back together and at the same time obtain the maximum compensation. With us on your side, you can expect:
- Over 100 years of combined experience – We have proven results; we are lawyers who fight for you with a record of success.
- Strong litigators – We are not afraid to take your case to court if we have to. We stand up for the rights of the injured and not for the rights of the big corporations.
- Empathy – We pride ourselves on our compassion and understanding and we are easy to talk to. We always put your interest first and we treat you as our family.
- A personal approach – Your case will be handled directly by one our partners with support from our team of lawyers.
- A tailor-made approach – Every client is treated individually and not as a number, to achieve the best possible result that you deserve.
- Clear communication – We talk to you in a down to earth way. We avoid legal jargon unless it cannot be avoided, and if so, we explain things clearly and simply.
- Maximum compensation – We have the courage to fight for what you are entitled to.
- Full attention – We have the resources to focus on every detail of the case and consider every angle. We do not spread ourselves too thinly – you deserve our full attention.
Types of injuries in Warehouse Accidents
Many injuries occur because employers do not follow the law.
Over the years, Levenes Solicitors have noted how often these sorts of accidents occur time after time.
It does not seem to matter whether the warehouse is run by a small company with a few employees or is part of a huge retail operation for a well-known supermarket or online retailer, these sorts of accidents keep happening.
Accidents in warehouses such as the types we have listed above, typically include:
- Head Injuries
- Brain Injuries
- Back Injuries
- Shoulder injuries
What should you do after an accident at a warehouse
You should immediately report the accident to your supervisor or a manager and ensure that you get medical attention and that the accident is noted.
Employers should have a trained first aider who will probably be called to assess you first. If in any doubt insist your employer calls an ambulance.
In some cases, the employer does not want to know and in that case, you should insist that the accident book is completed so that there is a record of what happened. If someone else writes down what happened in the accident book, do not feel under pressure to sign and only sign it if it gives a fair description of what happened.
What you sign in the accident book can be used as evidence. You should remember as well that it is unfair dismissal if you are dismissed because you made a claim.
What can I claim?
No two cases are exactly alike but what they all have in common is that you need specialist advice to ensure that you recover the maximum compensation that you are entitled to receive.
The amount you will receive will be determined by how well you recover. Compensation can help with medical treatment, physiotherapy and other therapies and also equipment that you are going to need. If you cannot manage all the activities of daily living, then you may need support in and around the home.
Getting the right help, expert advice and support is key because in most serious injury claims, your final settlement will need to cover your needs now but also in the long term, and those needs might increase as you get older.