Warehouse Accident Claims
Over half a million people are injured in UK workplaces every year. And few working environments carry more risk than warehouses. Roles in warehouses can involve using equipment such as forklifts, lots of manual handling and other potentially dangerous tasks.
That’s why strict health and safety regulations are in place to protect employees. However, these are not always upheld and accidents and injuries in warehouses happen regularly. If you work in a warehouse, your employer should complete risk assessments and ensure you are properly trained to manually lift items and use any machinery, such as forklift trucks. Injuries or disabilities can also be cumulative and occur due to more than one incident. If you feel they are liable for an accident which has had a negative impact on your wellbeing, you are entitled to pursue compensation.
Whether its minor cuts and bruises from a slip, trip or fall or life-changing injuries from a serious accident, you should hold the negligent party to account for the suffering they have caused you through a compensation claim. This will also provide vital funding to support you if you are forced to take time off work to recover and cover the costs of medical and other expenses you incur as a result of your injuries.
To find out more on warehouse accident claims and how to start one, please contact our no win no fee solicitors, who are experts in handling workplace accident claims. You can reach them on 0131 555 7055 or 0141 430 7055 for a free evaluation of your circumstances. Or you can contact us through our form.
The first step is to contact us for a free no obligation consultation. As soon as we’ve got the details, we’ll confirm if you’re entitled to claim.
Once you’ve been through the initial steps, we will handle everything on your behalf and contact your employer to let them know you are seeking compensation for your injuries and any associated accident damages. We will keep you updated on the progress of your claim at all times so you don’t have to worry about anything.
A strict three-year time limit applies to making a warehouse accident claim in Scotland. Therefore, it is important to ensure you make a claim as soon as possible to secure your best chance of receiving compensation for your injuries. However, there are some exceptions to this rule:
- Mental Capacity – if the person involved is incapable of making a claim themselves, there’s no cut-off date, until they regain full ability to do so.
- Children – claims involving children under the age of sixteen have until their 19th birthday.
- Criminal Injuries – if your injuries were caused deliberately, you have a separate right to claim under the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority (CICA). The cut-off date for creating a claim through the CICA is 2 years from the incident.
- Construction Accidents Abroad – closing dates differ from country to country.
- However, you will still be able to make a claim within three years from the accident under Scottish law.
In most instances, you may be entitled to compensation for variety of things including:
- Medical, rehabilitation and hospital expenses
- Loss of earnings or earning capacity
- Any future expenses as a result of the injury
- Home modification and care expenses
- Pain, suffering and loss of enjoyment of life.
Our personal injury compensation calculator will help you estimate the amount you may be able to claim for. However, this should be taken as a guide.
If you have suffered a personal injury from an accident at warehouse there are necessary steps you must take for your claim to be successful. It is important to make sure any injuries sustained from the accident receive immediate medical attention. Not only for health reasons, but also because medical records and receipts are crucial evidence in your claim further down the line.
You should also report the accident to your employer as soon as possible. By making a health and safety record of the event, you’re providing yourself with additional proof, making your claim process easier.
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