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Your Essential Warehouse Claims Checklist
12 Oct 2021
Working in a warehouse requires lots of physical work. Moving objects requires lifting, pulling and pushing. There are pallets to be moved, vehicles to be loaded and offloaded, forklift trucks to be operated and machines to run. This creates a hazardous working place with the potential for injury if the right training and procedures are not followed. Injuries can sometimes occur resulting in warehouse claims. While most accidents at work are simple mistakes or blameless incidents, sometimes an accident happens due to more intentionally negligent behaviour. If your accident and therefore your injuries were caused by someone else’s unfair, improper or negligent behaviour then you should be able to make a compensation claim. If no one else appears to be at fault, or if you are at fault for your own injury, then it is unlikely that you will be able to claim compensation.
Due to the large volume of heavy equipment and the business of a warehouse, many people assume that they are just naturally dangerous and there is little that can be done to change this. However, warehouses are only dangerous if staff are not informed and well trained and people neglect to check the functioning of certain machines. As long as employers and staff follow their training and regulations then a warehouse can remain a safe work environment. • Ensure there is proper supervision in the workplace • Provide workers with appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) which might include safety goggles, gloves, and work boots • Display easily visible warning signs where necessary • Ensure staff are properly trained in how to use equipment and potential workplace hazards.
Accidents that suggest negligent behaviour
The amount of compensation you may receive is calculated on an individual basis for each accident, as every accident is unique. The most important factors in determining compensation are the extent and specifics of your injuries. Our compensation calculator will give you an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. However, other factors such as financial losses due to an inability to return to work are also taken into account when determining compensation. Therefore, you may be owed compensation for factors beyond your initial injuries, such as if the injuries have negatively impacted your functioning in life or have meant that you’ve incurred extra costs like travel bills. While no single injury is completely the same, there are certain types of injuries that you are more likely to experience from warehouse injuries such as: • Sprains and strains • Broken or fractured bones • Back injuries • Head injuries • Hearing loss • Burns When you have been injured, the process of contacting a legal professional and starting a claim can seem unnerving...... Don’t worry, we’ll take care of everything
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We offer a ‘no win, no fee’ service which means that if your case is not successful, you won’t have to pay any legal fees to us. Monetary worries can often be a barrier to making a claim and therefore we want to ensure that this does not stop you from getting any compensation that you deserve. Our experts will take initial details about your case to assess whether or not you have a viable claim as well as the amount of compensation you are likely to be owed. Our solicitors will then start gathering evidence to strengthen your case. Most personal injury cases can have a time limit on them for when you can no longer claim compensation, usually, this time limit is three years. Therefore, you should contact our team as soon as you know that you want to make a claim. We want to make the process as simple as possible for you so that you don’t have to deal with any unnecessary burdens during an already stressful time. Our experts will explain the process to you and we will guide you and work with you at each step of the legal journey. If your injuries are severe enough that you require a form of physical rehabilitation, our team wants to ensure that you get this treatment as soon as possible to make the best recovery that you can. If our solicitors are able to prove that the other side was partly or fully to blame then we can sometimes secure funding for treatment prior to the case being completely settled. The most important part of claiming compensation is that your physical and mental health is supported through the money you gain and if this includes serious treatment, our solicitors will do their best to secure funding for you.