Accident in A Warehouse Claims Guide – How Much Compensation – How To Claim?

How To Claim Compensation For A Warehouse Injury

On this page, you will find a full and detailed guide to claiming compensation for an injury caused by an accident in a warehouse while at work. Workplace injuries are a common occurrence in the UK, with working environments such as a warehouse being one of the statistically dangerous places to work.

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If you were injured in a warehouse injury, then this guide is for you. It covers how warehouse accidents happen, the injuries they case, and the process of making a personal injury claim for an accident at work.

If you would rather move straight on to making a warehouse injury claim, then call Accident Claims UK on the number at 0800 073 8801 so that we can help you get started.

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A Guide To Claiming Compensation For An Accident In A Warehouse

This guide will be of use to anyone who needs to make a compensation claim for an injury that was caused by an accident at work. Workplace injuries and work-related illness are common in the UK, despite the best efforts of the Health & Safety Executive.

In 2016-2017, there were over 600,000 injuries at work, and 1.3 million people suffering from some form of work-related illness. The total cost in lost work days is estimated to be somewhere in the region of just under £15 billion.

If you were one of these people, and it can be proven your injury was caused by bad health and safety protocols in a warehouse, this guide will help you. You won’t find an online personal injury claims calculator on this page, they are not accurate. You will also find information about factors such as the personal injury claims time limit.

When you are ready to begin your claim for a warehouse injury, call Accident Claims UK at the number at the bottom of this page and we will help you to do so.

What Are Accidents In A Warehouse

Warehouse injury compensation is one of the most common reasons for damages to be claimed in a work-related injury case. A warehouse injury can happen in many ways, through many causes, much of which are covered below.

A warehouse accident is not restricted to employees of the warehouse operator, they can also happen to members of the public who are visiting the warehouse for some reason. The section below covers the causes of such accidents.

If you need to make a claim for a warehouse accident either as a member of the public, as an employee, then you can contact Accident Claims UK at the bottom of this page and we can help you with this.

What Are The Most Common Causes Of Accidents In A Warehouse?

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There are many causes of warehouse accidents that can lead to a warehouse injury. Yet when we look at warehouse injury statistics as can be seen from the graph above, even though attempts are made to lower the number of occurrences of a forklift truck accident, the trend is fairly level. This is the general trend for all types of accidents, despite the best efforts of warehouse operators, some accidents are unavoidable. The main causes of warehouse accidents are:

  • Forklift truck accidents – caused by a faulty fork-lift or improper operation.
  • Faulty equipment – that malfunctions and causes an accident.
  • Falling – such as falling from a ladder, or a shelving rack.
  • Falling objects – such as stored items falling from a shelf, or badly stacked items toppling over.
  • Toxic exposure – from chemicals and gases.
  • Bad handling – through liftin objects improperly.
  • Slips, trips and falls – on wet, dirty, damaged or obstructed walkways.

No matter how your warehouse accident was caused, Accident Claims UK can help you seek compensation for your injuries. Call us at the number at the bottom of this page to find out how.

What Are The Most Common Types Of Injuries In A Warehouse?

There are many injuries that can be caused by an accident in a warehouse. However, some injuries are far more common than others. The most typical warehouse injuries are:

  • Back and neck injuries – primarily caused through bad handling of heavy objects.
  • Foot and toe injuries – caused by dropping heavy loads on a foot.
  • Arm and shoulder injuries – caused by trying to lift a weight that is too heavy.
  • Fractures – caused by slips, trips and falls.
  • Repetitive stress injuries – caused by using the same muscle groups over and over again during working hours.

There are, of course, many more injuries that you could sustain in a warehouse accident. Call Accident Claims UK is a personal injury solicitor that can help you, call us at the number at the bottom of this page to find out if you can claim compensation for yours.

How To Address Risks And Prevent Prevent Accidents In Warehouses

The UK Health & Safety Executive is responsible for defining Health & Safety legislation that every warehouse operator must comply with by law.

This legislation is published in the form of guidelines that are aimed at reducing the number of specific types of accidents. For example, the H&SE publishes guides to minimise the occurrence of accidents such as:

  • Slips, trips and falls.
  • Falls from a height.
  • Vehicular accidents (such as forklifts).
  • Manual handling accidents.

If the company you work for has failed in its Health & Safety compliance, you will have a valid route to claiming compensation. Call Accident Claims UK at the number at the bottom of this page so that we can assist you further.

Claim For A Forklift Truck Accident In A Warehouse

Of all the reasons we help our clients make warehouse injury claims, forklift accidents are one of the most common. There are many ways that forklift accidents can be caused, including:

  • The warehouse layout – if the actual environment that the forklift operates within creates natural hazards, the chance of a forklift accident will be greater.
  • People riding the forklift – unfortunately, people often decide that riding on a forklift is preferable to walking. This can lead to them falling off the forklift and being injured.
  • A bad centre of gravity – a forklift is supposed to be driven under load with the forks close to the ground. If the operator fails to lower the forks, the forklift could topple over.
  • Driving too fast – speeding on a forklift is a very common cause of accidents in a warehouse.
  • Bad driving – if the forklift operator has not been trained properly, they may not have the skill required to drive the forklift

If you have suffered an injury during a forklift accident, call Accident Claims UK at the number at the bottom of this claim to begin your claim.

Claiming Compensation For Warehouse Slips, Trips, And Falls

A slip, trip or fall is the most typical of all common warehouse accidents that we help our clients claim for. Ways that slips, trips and falls happen in a warehouse include:

  • Slips – on wet or dirty flooring that has not been marked with a hazard sign.
  • Trip – on faulty flooring inside the warehouse, or damaged paving slabs or curbstones in the outside area and car park that has not been marked with a hazard sign.
  • Falls – down badly lit stairwells, or due to the stair rail coming away from the wall.

No matter how your slip, trip or fall happened in a warehouse, if the operator was to blame, we can help you claim compensation. Call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page to begin.

Warehouse Injuries In The Workplace

As an employee of a warehouse operator, you are protected by UK Health & Safety legislation. This heavy regulation applies to every single warehouse that operates in the UK.

If your employer fails to meet its legal duty to comply with every single price of H&S legislation that applies to its business operations, leading directly to you being injured in a warehouse accident, then you will have a valid reason to make a compensation claim.

Call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page, so we can advise you on whether we believe your employer has failed in the Health & Safety obligations, and you can make a successful claim.

Warehouse Injuries In Public Places

Members of the public who visit a warehouse, are protected by the same level of Health & Safety legislation as employees. Furthermore, they are protected by the Occupiers Liability Act of 1984, which clearly states that the owner of any building which allows public access in any way, must ensure that it is a safe environment t to visit at all times.

Therefore, if a member of the public is involved in warehouse accidents, and the warehouse owner can be proven to have failed in their Health & Safety duties or have failed to fulfil all of the regulation outlined in the Occupiers Liability Act, then a valid reason to claim compensation will exist.

If you were injured as a member of the public whilst visiting a warehouse, then Accident Claims UK can help you claim compensation for your injury. Call us at the number at the bottom of this page to proceed.

Back Injuries From A Warehouse Accident

One of the most common injuries that employees of a warehouse often suffer from, is some form of back injury. Unlike other accidents, such as those caused by falling objects, in most cases, the employee will cause their own injury by performing manual handling duties incorrectly.

However, just because the warehouse employee injured themselves by lifting a heavy object in the wrong way, it does not mean that the warehouse owner is not liable to pay damages.

Part of the Health & Safety requirements that all warehouse operators must legally comply with, is making sure that all employees are trained in the correct way to lift heavy objects. If it can be proven that adequate training was not provided to the injured employee, a reason to claim compensation will exist.

Call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page to find out if we can help you claim for your manual handling back injury.

Warehouse Accident And Injury Statistics

There are many industries that rely on warehouse operators to perform critical duties. Each of these industries comes with its own particular risks in a warehouse. For example, storage companies need to make the best use of space and stack good high, so this means that falls from heights are more common. Of the types of business that operate warehouse facilities, the statistics on work-related accidents for 2016 look like this:

  • Defence – 2,320.
  • Transport and storage – 2,580.
  • Manufacturing – 2,080.
  • Wholesale or retail – 2,250.

If you were involved in a warehouse accident, regardless of the industry you work within, Accident Claims UK may be able to claim compensation for you. Call us at the number at the bottom of this page to find out.

What Steps You Should Take After A Warehouse Accident And Injury

There are a number of steps you can take after your warehouse accident, that will give your personal injury lawyer a much better chance of making a successful compensation claim, and these include:

  • Take photographic or video evidence – for example, if you trip and a faulty floor, photograph the floor to show how it caused the accident.
  • Gather witness information – if anyone saw your accident happen, make sure you get their contact details.
  • Report the accident to your employer – and make sure that it has been entered into the company accident book.
  • Get proper treatment – at the hospital to make sure that your injury is recorded.

Once you have taken these steps, call Accident Claims UK on the number at the bottom of this page to proceed with your claim.

Starting Your Warehouse Injury Compensation Claim

Starting to claim compensation for a warehouse injury is a very simple thing to do. Just call Accident Claims UK at the number at the bottom of this page. We will ask you some questions so that we can learn about your accident and injury. This will include questions such as:

  • Where did the accident happen and when?
  • What caused the accident?
  • Who do you believe is to blame for the accident?
  • What injury did you sustain?
  • What is the long-term prognosis for recovery from your injury?
  • Were there any witnesses to the accident?
  • Was the accident entered into the company accident book?

Once we have you asked questions such as these, we will have a much better picture of how your accident happened. We can then assist you in making a claim.

Warehouse Accident Compensation Claims Calculator

This page doesn’t include an automated damages calculator. These are usually very inaccurate. Instead, we have provided a list of injuries with the typical amounts of compensation they receive below:

Basic InjuryNotes About the InjuryThe Severity of the Basic InjuryTypical Compensation Amount
Neck injuryStarting with simple injuries such as cuts or abrasions, through to serious damage that will result in a permanent disability to the neck.Minor to severeUp to £130,060
Back injuryStarting with simple injuries such as cuts or abrasions, through to serious damage that will result in a permanent disability to the back.Minor to severeUp to £141,150
Hand injuryStarting with simple injuries such as cuts or abrasions, through to serious damage that will result in a permanent disability to a hand.Minor to seriousUp to £54,280
Wrist injuryStarting with simple injuries such as cuts or abrasions, through to serious damage that will result in a permanent disability to a wrist.Minor to severeUp to £4,160
Arm injuryStarting with simple injuries such as cuts or abrasions, through to serious damage that will result in a permanent disability to an arm.Moderate to severeUp to £114,810
Finger injuryStarting with simple injuries such as cuts or abrasions, through to serious damage that will result in a permanent disability to one or more fingers.Minor to severeUp to £21,910
Thumb injuryStarting with simple injuries such as cuts or abrasions, through to serious damage that will result in a permanent disability to a thumb.Minor to severeUp to £48,080
Toe injuryStarting with simple injuries such as cuts or abrasions, through to serious damage that will result in a permanent disability to one or more toes.Moderate to severeUp to £49,180
Ankle injuryStarting with simple injuries such as cuts or abrasions, through to serious damage that will result in a permanent disability to an ankle.Minor to severeUp to £61,110
Foot injuryStarting with simple injuries such as cuts or abrasions, through to serious damage that will result in a permanent disability to a foot.Minor to very severeUp to £96,150
Leg injuryStarting with simple injuries such as cuts or abrasions, through to serious damage that will result in a permanent disability to a leg.Minor to severeUp to £119,210

For a much more accurate estimate of the damages you might claim for your warehouse accident, call Accident Claims UK at the number at the bottom of this page.

No Win No Fee Claims For An Accident In A Warehouse

Accident Claims UK offers UK residents our No Win No Fee accident at work claims services as the most simple and effective way to claim compensation for a warehouse accident.

No Win No Fee means there really is nothing to pay until we successfully claim compensation for you. There is no charge to start a claim, and not charge during the claims process, even if it takes months to complete. If we fail to win you damages, you pay us nothing at all.

Making A Personal Injury Claim With Us

Accident Claims UK has years of experience in making successful personal injury claims on behalf of our clients, including warehouse accident claims. We have the experience and knowledge required to tackle even the most complex workplace accident claim.

When you call us to make a claim for a warehouse accident, we will explain the claims process and how we can help you in plain English. We will always be available to answer any questions you have about your claim. We aim to get you the most compensation we can, while not doing anything at all to risk your claim.

Talk To Accident Claims UK Today

If you are ready to make a claim for a warehouse accident resulting in an injury, such as warehouse manual handling injuries, then call Accident Claims UK now on 0800 073 8801. Once we know a little about your accident, we will offer you some free legal advice on what we believe your next legal step should be.

Helpful Resources

How Much Compensation For An Accident At Work Claim?

Find out how much compensation you could receive after an accident at work

At the link below, you will find UK Government published information on the Occupiers Liability Act of 1984:

Occupiers Liability Act 1984 information

At the link below, you will find the full Health & Safety legislation that applies to warehouse operators:

Warehouse Health & Safety legislation

At the link below, you will find a guide to maintain a safe warehouse, published by the UK Health & Safety Executive:

A guide to creating a safe warehouse