Warehouse Injury Claims


Warehouse Injury Claims

If you’ve been injured in the course of your work at a warehouse or distribution centre, you may be entitled to claim compensation. Your employer or other workers may have been negligent, which could have caused or contributed to your injuries.

Like any workplace injury, this could affect your quality of life as well as your livelihood and may even have long-term implications. If you’ve suffered such an injury, contact us and we’ll discuss your specific circumstances with you to see whether or not you have a valid claim.

Our specialist team provides expert legal advice in different languages to clients who have been involved in workplace accidents. They operate on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning that you won’t pay any fees unless your case is successful.


Can my employer punish me in any way for making a compensation claim?

This is a big worry for many people injured in an accident at work. Thankfully, the law gives you a lot of protection. Under your employment contract, your employer has no legal right to discriminate against you on the basis that you have taken legal action against them.

If they did try to dismiss you, discipline you or make any unreasonable changes to your working conditions after the accident (such as reducing your hours, demoting you or reducing your salary), they could be putting themselves at risk of a claim for unfair dismissal or constructive dismissal.

Your employers should not be left out of pocket by your compensation claim. Employers’ liability insurance is a legal requirement for the vast majority of businesses. This cover would provide the funds for any compensation awarded against you, so your claim wouldn’t put the finances of your employer at any immediate risk.


How can accidents arise at a warehouse?

Working in a warehouse can involve tight deadlines to meet delivery deadlines, not to mention heavy lifting and repetitive movements. With forklift trucks also moving around the premises and moving products from height, there is a real need for good health and safety practices.

Your employer will owe you a duty of care to ensure that they maintain a safe work place and working conditions. They should also review and maintain their procedures regularly and may even need to provide training for you.

If they fail to meet this duty of care, you may be able to demonstrate negligence on their part and you could be eligible to claim for compensation.


What type of injuries can I claim for as a result of a workplace accident in a warehouse?

Many types of injury are suffered in workplaces, including warehouses and the risk of each will vary, based on the requirements of your job. These can include:

  • Falls from height
  • Burns and scalds
  • Cuts and scars
  • Back injuries
  • Head injuries
  • Slips and trips

This list is not exhaustive, so if you’ve suffered a different type of injury at work, you should still consider taking legal advice if you feel that your employer or colleagues were in any way responsible for your injuries.


How much compensation might I receive?

The amount of compensation you receive for your injuries very much depends on your specific circumstances. That’s why we recommend that you get in touch with us promptly so that we can discuss the details of your accident with you.

You may be able to claim for the following if they are a direct result of your injuries:

  • Compensation for distress and upheaval
  • Loss of earnings and financial losses incurred
  • Medical costs, prescription fees, care and rehabilitation costs
  • Damage to your property
  • Travel expenses incurred


Do I have a valid claim for compensation?

If you can answer yes to all three of the following questions, we recommend that you contact us to discuss your circumstances further:

  • Was the incident within the last three years?
  • Was someone else to blame for the incident?
  • Were you injured as a result of the incident?

Answering ‘yes’ to all three doesn’t mean that a successful claim is certain. However, these questions are key to the claims process. Answering yes to all three does indicate that you have a greater chance of being entitled to claims. Getting prompt, specialist legal advice could be beneficial.

Because of the three-year time limit, it’s important that you contact us promptly so that we can start the process for you.


How do I begin a compensation claim for a warehouse accident?

Call us on 0208 1111 911 or contact us through the website and we’ll discuss your circumstances with you. The first call typically takes about 15 minutes and in that time we can usually determine whether or not it’s realistic to pursue a claim for compensation.

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