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A Guide To Warehouse Accident Claims

This guide explains when warehouse accident claims might be possible if you’ve been injured at work because of your employer’s negligence.

While modern warehousing techniques are much more efficient and safer than in the past, there are various hazards within such an environment that have the potential to cause some serious accidents. Forklift accidents, falls from height and being crushed by falling items are just some examples of accidents that could happen in a working warehouse.

This guide explains the eligibility criteria for personal injury claims following a warehouse accident and the safety legislation that could form the basis of your accident at work claim. We’ll also list some of the evidence that you could collect to help strengthen your case.

Finally, you’ll find out how our solicitors could help you make a work injury claim on a No Win No Fee basis.

If you’d like free legal advice about your claim, you can:

Please continue reading to learn more about warehouse accident claims or contact us for a no-obligation review of your case.

When Can You Make Warehouse Accident Claims?

Because of the Health and Safety at Work etc Act 1974, employers have a duty of care to their employees to take reasonably practicable steps to ensure employees’ safety and welfare, therefore, in doing so preventing accidents at work.

To fulfil this duty of care, employers of warehouse employees could:

  • Conduct thorough risk assessments regularly and remove or reduce any dangers identified.
  • Train staff on health and safety procedures.
  • Provide staff with Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) if there’s no other way to mitigate a risk.
  • Ensure all machinery and workplace equipment is safe and properly maintained.
  • Allow adequate rest periods to try and prevent accidents linked to tiredness.

If your employer has failed to meet their duty of care obligations, it may be possible to sue them for any injuries sustained as a result.

The eligibility criteria for a personal injury claim are:

  • At the time of your accident, were you owed a legal duty of care by your employer?
  • Did your employer breach their duty of care towards your well-being that resulted in a warehouse accident; and
  • Were you injured in that accident?

Importantly, all warehouse workers should be treated the same when it comes to health and safety. Therefore, our solicitors could help zero-hours employees, agency workers, and other staff who are involved in a warehouse accident.

To see if you might be entitled to make a warehouse injury claim, why not speak to us today?

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How Could A Warehouse Accident Be Caused By Employer Negligence?

As we’ve explained in the previous section, you could be compensated for any injuries sustained in a warehouse accident if your employer’s negligence resulted in the incident occurring.

Here are some scenarios that could, therefore, lead to warehouse accident claims:

  • You had a fall at work in a warehouse because of a damaged or faulty ladder that your employer failed to replace or repair.
  • An employee could be crushed by falling boxes or products because the employee who stacked the racking had no training on how to do it safely.
  • If you slipped on a spillage or a leak due to there being no warning signs.
  • An employee could be hit by a forklift truck in the warehouse because the driver was not trained on how to use it.
  • If you were exposed to chemicals while moving products because you were not provided with the necessary PPE to do your job safely.

This list of incidents is not exhaustive. If you’ve been injured in any type of warehouse accident and believe you are entitled to compensation, why not call us to discuss your case today?

Potential Compensation From Warehouse Injury Claims

As each personal injury claim is unique, your solicitor, if you have chosen to work with one, will need to assess yours in detail before they can provide a compensation estimate.

As part of this, they’ll arrange a medical assessment with an independent specialist so that your injuries and their impact can be documented.

Once your solicitor receives the specialist’s report, they’ll use the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) to try and determine the level of compensation you might be entitled to for your physical and psychological injuries.

Our compensation calculator and the table below also use figures from the JCG to give you some idea about potential compensation levels.

Please bear in mind that there are several factors used to determine compensation amounts in warehouse accident claims. Therefore, these figures cannot be guaranteed.

Compensation Table

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What Happens If You Lose Your Compensation Claim?

As previously aforementioned, if you have made a claim with a solicitor on a No Win No Fee basis and this claim ends unsuccessfully, you will not be required to pay them anything for the work they have provided on your case. To ensure any legal costs are covered, it is important to consider and take out (ATE) insurance just to be safe. It’s useful to remember that our solicitors only take on claims on a No Win No Fee basis that they believe have a strong chance of succeeding, which may help ease your worries. For any questions you may have regarding legal fees in No Win No Fee claims, you can contact our advisors.

How Much Compensation Will I Be Awarded?

If you make a successful medical negligence or personal injury claim, your compensation could consist of two types of loss. The first is known as general damages, which compensates you for any harm or injuries suffered, including the pain and suffering they have caused you.

As part of the claiming process, you may be invited to undergo an independent medical assessment. This may be arranged by your solicitor if you decide to work with one as part of their services. Following this assessment, a medical report will be made. This report may then be used alongside the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG) by those calculating your general damages.

Within the JCG is a list of compensation guidelines for various mental and physical injuries and illnesses. We have used some of these when creating the following table, except for the first entry. Please only refer to this table as a guide.


Compensation Guidelines


Claiming For Special Damages In A Work Injury Claim

In addition to compensation for any physical or psychological suffering, warehouse accident claims could also cover any financial losses linked to your injuries. For example, your claim could cover:

  • Lost earnings (including any future losses).
  • The cost of a carer.
  • Medical treatment costs (e.g. private physiotherapy or surgery).
  • Travel costs.
  • The cost of modifying your home to help you deal with any ongoing disability.

Receipts, wage slips and bank statements relating to any costs should be forwarded to your solicitor to help substantiate your claim.

Why not contact us if you’d like to check what compensation you might be entitled to for a warehouse accident claim?

What Evidence Could Be Used In Warehouse Accident Claims?

When making warehouse accident claims, you will usually need evidence to prove why your employer was to blame for your accident and the extent of your injuries.

Therefore, if you are involved in a warehouse accident, the types of evidence that may strengthen your claim include:

  • Contact details for colleagues or anybody else who saw your accident. This will allow your solicitor to collect witness statements at a later date if necessary.
  • Photographs taken at the scene of your accident to try and demonstrate why you were injured.
  • A diary about how your injuries have affected you and any medical treatment you’ve received from a GP or at a hospital.
  • A copy of the accident report form to help prove the date, time and location of your warehouse accident.
  • Video footage of the accident if the warehouse has CCTV cameras.

If your claim proceeds, you may collect further evidence to help prove what happened such as a report from the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) if they conducted an investigation.

If you’d like us to check the evidence you’ve collected so far, please feel free to contact our team.

Use No Win No Fee Accident At Work Solicitors To Claim Compensation

Our specialist accident at work solicitors can support those making warehouse accident claims. They can offer claimants many benefits such as:

  • Help to collect the evidence needed to prove your case.
  • Handle all communication with your employer’s insurer on your behalf.
  • Make sure your claim is started within the allowed time limits.
  • Send you regular updates as your claim progresses.
  • Fight your corner to try and secure the maximum level of compensation possible.

Importantly, all of the above will be carried out on a No Win No Fee basis.

To facilitate this, you’ll sign a type of No Win No Fee contract called a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). The CFA means that you won’t pay any fees for your solicitor’s work up front, while the claim is being processed or if the claim fails.

A success fee will be deducted from any compensation you are awarded if the claim is won. Importantly, success fee percentages are legally capped when using a CFA so you’ll retain the bulk of your compensation payout.

To see if you could work with one of our No Win No Fee solicitors, you can:

  • Call an advisor on 0151 375 9916.
  • Complete our “Contact Us” form with details about your accident.
  • Ask one of our online advisors for free advice.

Learn More About Claiming For A Warehouse Accident

You’ve reached the end of our guide on warehouse injury claims. Therefore, we’ve linked to some more of our guides which could prove useful:

Finally, we’ve included some useful external resources as well:

If you’d like further advice on how warehouse accident claims work, please feel free to call a member of our team.

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