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Warehouse Accident Claims
If you have been injured in an accident while working or visiting a warehouse and that accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you will be eligible to make a claim for compensation. At JMW, our solicitors are dedicated to helping victims of all sorts of accidents claim compensation for their suffering.
What Our Clients Say
Warehouses can be dangerous places to work, especially if health and safety regulations are not implemented properly. You will be able to make a compensation claim if you have become injured while working or visiting a warehouse if your accident was as a result of someone else’s negligence. Some common accidents our clients have been involved in which have led to injuries include:
- Slips, trips and falls
- Exposure to defective machinery or equipment
- Forklift truck accidents
- Physical stress or strain from lifting heavy objects
- Being hit by falling objects
- Falls from height
- Exposure to hazardous substances
Working in a warehouse can also lead to the development of some long-term problems. For example, repeated exposure to loud noise without adequate protection can lead to noise-induced hearing loss.
Employers have a duty to protect their employees by following the Health and Safety Executive’s regulations. This includes carrying out risk assessments and putting procedures in place to reduce the possibilities of an accident occurring. Your employer is responsible for:
- Training all staff on health and safety procedures
- Providing suitable and appropriate personal protective equipment
- Checking all machinery to ensure it is in full working order
- Making sure warning signs are clearly on display
- Ensuring all working areas are clean and tidy
The list above is by no means exhaustive. If your employer has in failed to keep you safe while at work, you will be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Some employees are worried about making a claim against their employer in case it affects their employment. However, businesses are required to take out insurance policies to cover accidents in the workplace, meaning compensation is paid from the insurers and not from your employer. Making a claim after an accident at work should not affect your job. However, if you have any concerns, our team of lawyers can assist you and will address any queries you may have.
Our solicitors understand how big an impact an accident of this kind can have on your quality of life, which is why we leave no stone unturned in our efforts to achieve a favourable result for you.
Pursuing a compensation claim isn’t a complicated process. We will provide comprehensive advice on the entire legal process, ensuring you understand exactly what is expected of you, cutting out all legal jargon in the process.