A warehouse injury claim seeks compensation when you are injured in a warehouse accident that was not your fault. You may also have a warehouse injury claim if you are injured in an accident that was partially your fault. 

A personal injury claim can be for the damages you suffer in a workplace accident. A warehouse is a place of business, and you can seek compensation for an injury in any accident that was not your fault.

Your personal injury solicitor seeks to recover damages for the workplace accident through a claims process. If you or a loved one have been injured and your life impacted by an accident that was someone else’s fault, a claim for compensation seeks financial redress for the injuries and financial losses.

If you have suffered a warehouse injury and it was not your fault, The Personal Injury Team No Win No Fee solicitors can file your compensation claim for the money you deserve.

Warehouse Injury Claim

What is a warehouse injury claim?

A warehouse injury claim is the legal process whereby you seek compensation for the personal injury and the effects of it on your life. You may have a compensation claim when you are injured in an accident in the warehouse, and it is not your fault. 

A workplace injury may come from a slip on a wet surface in the warehouse, a fall from a height when stocking shelves or when hit by a forklift unloading a truck. There are many types of warehouse injuries, and you may have a claim for compensation if one happens to you. 

You may be off work for some time recovering from a warehouse injury. You could need hospital care and have significant medical bills to pay after the workplace accident. The claim you make seeks compensation to cover the costs of injury in the warehouse and the effects of it on your life. 

Your employer owes you a duty of care and should not put you or your fellow employees in danger during the working day. If they breach that duty of care and you suffer a warehouse injury, you may have a compensation claim. 

A No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor can review your case and advise if you have a valid warehouse injury claim for compensation.

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Common warehouse injury claims

Common warehouse injury claims range from being hit by a forklift to a slip on an oily floor or a manual handling lifting injury due to a lack of training. The warehouse can be a dangerous place to work, and your employer owes you a duty of care when working in the warehouse. 

If the warehouse injury is due to negligence by your employer, you could have a workplace claim for compensation. In a warehouse accident claim, you seek damages for the effects of the injury and its effects on your life today and in the future. 

Common claims for a warehouse injury are:

Common warehouse injury claims

Slip, trip and fall in the warehouse claim

A slip, trip and fall in the warehouse can result in many types of injury. A fall from a height can break bones, a trip over poorly stored goods can cause nerve damage, and a slip on an oily surface can tear muscles and damage the back. 

Types of slip, trip and fall injuries can be:

  • Torn knee ligaments in a slip on a wet floor
  • Broken leg in fall from height
  • Broken wrist in trip over loose packaging
  • Lacerations from slipping down wet steps
  • Spinal injury in fall from storage rack

A slip, trip and fall in the warehouse can have you off work, and you could need long-term medical care.

Injury in a lifting accident in the warehouse claim

Injury in a lifting accident can be a bulging disc in the back or severed toes from a dropped pallet. A lifting accident should not happen, but it can from a lack of lifting equipment or when staff are not supervised or trained correctly. 

Types of lifting injury in the warehouse:

  • Torn ligaments in the knee
  • Disc damage from lifting heavy boxes alone
  • Foot injury from heavy goods falling during lifting
  • Elbow injuries from repeated lifting work
  • Nerve and muscle damage in the neck

Injury in a lifting accident in the warehouse may affect your life, and you can claim compensation for the workplace injury. 

Injury due to a fall from a height in the warehouse claim

An injury due to a fall from a height in the warehouse can be severe, and the effects could be with you for life. You may need to change jobs, and finding employment can be difficult with a long-term workplace injury. 

Injuries seen due to a fall from a height in the warehouse:

  • Broken spine when shelving collapses
  • Nerve damage from a faulty harness
  • Cracked skull from a fall onto the warehouse floor
  • Severe lacerations
  • Torn tendons and ligaments in warehouse fall from forklift

In a warehouse injury claim, you can seek compensation for your injuries and their effects on your life.

Warehouse forklift accident injury claim

A warehouse forklift accident injury like a broken shoulder or nerve damage can happen easily in a busy workplace. A forklift can move quickly, and injury can occur due to a lack of training and supervision. 

Warehouse forklift accident injuries can be:

  • Shoulder injury when hit by a turning forklift
  • Knee injury in a fall from a forklift
  • Nerve damage in the neck for a forklift driver
  • Crush injuries when goods fall on forklift
  • Eye damage in forklift collision

If you are injured in a warehouse forklift accident, you could have a claim for compensation.

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Injury in the warehouse due to a lack of training claim

An injury in the warehouse due to a lack of training can be due to a breach of duty of care by the employer. Every employer should ensure you are trained for your job, and you should not be asked to do work for which you have not been trained. 

Injuries seen in the warehouse due to a lack of training:

  • Spinal injuries due to lack of manual lifting training
  • Injuries in a fall from a height when not fully trained
  • Nerve damage from driving a forklift without training
  • Fractured elbow when lifting without the correct equipment
  • Broken leg from falling boxes not stored correctly

A compensation claim can seek damages when injured in the warehouse due to a lack of training.

Injury in the warehouse due to faulty equipment claim

Injury in the warehouse due to faulty equipment can happen in a poorly managed workplace where the employer is negligent in their duty of care to employees. 

An injury in the warehouse due to faulty equipment can be:

  • Broken neck when forklift crashes due to faulty brakes
  • Electrocution due to faulty power tools in the warehouse
  • Nerve damage due to faulty lifting equipment
  • Disc damage due to a faulty work at height harness
  • Old shelving collapses, causing laceration injuries in warehouse staff

A warehouse injury can cause severe injury and have a lasting effect on your life. If you or a loved one is injured in the workplace, you may be able to seek compensation in a warehouse injury claim.

Compensation for a warehouse injury claim

Depending on the severity of the injury, you may be able to seek more than £10,000 compensation for a manual lifting accident or fall from a height warehouse injury claim, with awards in excess of £10 million in catastrophic injury cases.

A warehouse injury could affect your ability to work, such as when you suffer nerve damage in the neck in a fall or damage to a disc in your back when hit by a forklift.

You can claim compensation for the effects of the workplace accident today and in the future. The amount awarded depends on the severity of your warehouse injury and the impact on your life.

Some examples of amounts of compensation in a warehouse injury claim might be:

  • Soft tissue neck injury from £4,350 to £7,890
  • Hip and or a pelvis injury from £12,590 to £19,200
  • Significant wrist injury with disability and pain from £12,590 to £26,590
  • Knee injury with pain and limited movement from £26,190 to £43,460
  • Disc damage and vertebrae injury with chronic pain from £38,780 to £69,730
  • Back injury with nerve root damage from £74,160 to £88,430
  • Severe spinal cord and root nerve damage from £91,090 to £160,980

(The figures given here are for General Damages amounts only. You will also receive compensation for any financial losses you suffer due to the personal injury. Figures are taken from Judicial College Guidelines 16th Edition and are accurate as of April 2023.) 

There is not one fixed amount for a warehouse injury claim and the compensation awarded for your injury will be tailored to the circumstances of your claim.   

A No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor can tell you what to expect from their experience in warehouse injury compensation claims.

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What are you being compensated for in a warehouse injury claim?

In a warehouse injury claim, just like any personal injury claim, you are being compensated for two types of damages:

  • General Damages
  • Special Damages

The amount of compensation awarded for your workplace accident claim is the total of these two types of damages.

After a warehouse injury, you claim General Damages for PSLA, the Pain, Suffering and Loss of Amenity you experience directly from the personal injury suffered in the workplace.

You may suffer Pain as a direct result of an accident on the forklift or when shifting goods in the warehouse without lifting equipment. The injury to your back, shoulder or knee can be painful, and you can claim for any medical treatment needed.

You will experience Suffering while you recover from the RSI, bulging disc or torn ligaments in the ankle today and in the years to come after a warehouse injury.

You can also claim for the Loss of Amenity in your daily life, such as difficulty or restriction in walking, sitting, playing sports, and sleeping from the injury suffered in an accident that was not your fault in the workplace.

You seek compensation for Special Damages in a warehouse injury claim to cover your costs today and future financial losses. 

These could include loss of earnings while recovering, care costs, medical treatment after an accident in the workplace, and long-term treatment costs. You can also claim for specialist rehabilitation, aids, adaptations, and any other out-of-pocket expenses you have or will suffer due to the warehouse injury.

Compensation is awarded to cover all losses, including income, medical expenses, and long-term care needs arising from the accident in the workplace.

You will need payslips and all day-to-day receipts, such as accommodation costs, the costs of travel to medical appointments, physical therapy, and all other out-of-pocket expenses incurred after the warehouse injury.

A No Win No Fee solicitor handles your warehouse injury claim to get you the compensation you deserve for all the costs and expenses of the injury suffered due to negligence in the workplace.

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Who is eligible to claim for a warehouse injury?

You are eligible to claim for a warehouse injury if you are injured in an accident that was not your fault or wholly your fault while at work. 

An employee may be able to claim for a workplace accident, such as when hit by a forklift or when you suffer a back injury by lifting goods in the warehouse. 

Anyone who suffers a warehouse injury when in an accident at work, such as a fall from a height in the warehouse, may be able to claim compensation. 

Dependents may be able to claim compensation if a loved one cannot represent themselves after a warehouse accident that was not their fault or only partially their fault. 

A dependent is defined as:

  • A spouse or former spouse
  • Someone who lived with the injured party for two years before the accident as a husband, wife, or civil partner.
  • Blood children, adopted children or those who became children through marriage or civil partnership
  • Parents and those acting as parents, such as a guardian or step-parents
  • Grandparents or great-grandparents
  • Brothers, sisters, cousins, and other direct relatives

You may be able to claim compensation if you depend on someone who cannot represent themselves after a warehouse accident or who may have passed away due to a workplace injury, and your No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor can help with the case.

A workplace injury claim

A workplace injury claim is for compensation for an injury caused at work, such as when you break a leg in a warehouse accident. Your employer owes you a duty of care, and when they breach that duty of care, causing you a warehouse injury, you may have a workplace injury claim. 

Employers have a legal duty to provide a safe place to work. A workplace may be the warehouse, the factory, a building site or even the company van, but your employer has a duty of care to you once you are ‘on the clock.’   

The warehouse is a busy place, and employers must make it a safe place for employees and visitors. 

Every employer owes a duty of care to employees and avoid warehouse accidents by:

  • Providing health and safety training to all workers
  • Keeping the warehouse a safe place for employees
  • Carrying out business activity according to safe procedures
  • Carrying out risk assessments of all tasks
  • Ensuring employees have access to safety information for their work
  • Having employees properly supervised by trained staff

You could suffer a warehouse injury when moving boxes, driving the forklift or in a fall from a height when storing stock in the warehouse. 

You may have a workplace injury claim if you suffer a warehouse injury that was not your fault or only partially your fault.

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Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

The Health and Safety at Work Act of 1974 lays out the responsibilities of employers and employees when creating a safe workplace for all. A warehouse injury may be avoidable if the employer follows the Health and Safety Act. 

The Act covers every aspect of health and safety in the workplace for the UK and has proved invaluable in the 50 years since its inception. 

Standardisation of health and safety guidance makes it clear what is expected in the workplace from employers and employees. Under the 1974 Act, employers know where their duty of care to employees and members of the public lies. 

In the same vein, employees are made aware of their duty of care to their fellow employees when at work. The Act also covers the self-employed and the expectations around them as employers and when in the workplace. 

The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 is also known as the HSWA, the HASAWA, the HSW Act and sometimes simply the 1974 Act. 

The Act is clear in what the expectations are for everyone in the workplace and how breaches of it may be prosecuted in the courts and be subject to fines or compensation claims when injury results.

 You may be able to make a claim for a workplace injury, such as a warehouse injury, if your employer breaches the HSW Act, leading to your accident.

Can I lose my job for making a warehouse injury claim against an employer?

No, you cannot lose your job for making a warehouse injury claim against an employer. Every employer has a duty of care to you and must provide a safe working environment. If you suffer an injury due to a breach of an employer’s duty of care, you could have a workplace injury claim. 

If you are injured in a warehouse accident such as facial lacerations from falling boxes or torn ligaments in a warehouse fall you have a right to bring a claim for compensation. An employer cannot sack you for taking a personal injury claim; if they do, it is considered unfair dismissal. 

Your employer must not make life difficult for you, such as transferring you to another section of the warehouse or changing your working hours to more unsocial shifts. It is considered constructive dismissal if they make your work environment unwelcoming after you make a workplace injury claim. 

You can claim compensation without the fear of losing your job if you suffer any injury in a warehouse while in the workplace.

Are you eligible for compensation?

If you want to pursue damages for the accident you have suffered, we have a simple 3 step process to make sure you get the compensation you deserve.

  • Take our online assessment & speak with our team
  • Our team of claim specialists will undertake a full case review
  • We will send a legal letter and our solicitors will pursue your compensation on your behalf

All case reviews are 100% cost and commitment free.

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 outline the duties owners of work equipment have to employees and members of the public.

 The Act, known as PUWER, covers all equipment such as machinery, tools and appliances used in the workplace and involves using, starting, stopping, storing and servicing requirements. 

The PUWER Act 1998 ensures all work equipment, including warehouse machinery such as a forklift or lifting device, is:

  • Suitable for the work it is intended to be used
  • Safe for use by employees
  • Maintained for safe use by employees
  • Used only by trained employees
  • Fitted with all safety guards, emergency stops and warning devices
  • Used only for the work it is designed for in the workplace

An employer’s breach of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 could be a breach of their duty of care.

If you suffer an injury due to an employer’s duty of care, you may have a workplace accident claim for compensation.

The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008

The Supply of Machinery (Safety) Regulations 2008 ensure that manufacturers supply equipment in the workplace that meets all relevant Health and Safety requirements. 

All working parts of machinery must match the safety standards, and equipment must only be supplied by employers for employees to use in the warehouse that meets the 2008 regulations. 

If the supplier of the warehouse machinery fails to meet the regulations, the employers must not provide it for use in the warehouse. 

An employer’s breach of duty of care by supplying equipment that does not meet safety standards could lead to a warehouse injury and a compensation claim by an employee. 

Your No Win No Fee personal injury solicitor can make your warehouse injury claim for compensation and guide you through all the legal steps in making the claim.

How to make a claim for warehouse injury compensation

To make a claim for warehouse injury compensation, there are usually a few standard steps to follow. We will guide you through the entire process from first contact through to the conclusion of your claim.

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Enquiry

The first step is to get in touch and tell us what went wrong. It’s free and easy. Call our 24-hour helpline: 0800 027 0370 or request a callback here.

Claim Evaluation

Once you have spoken with our team we’ll let you know how we can help. This will involve a thorough case review and understanding of the incident, financial damages and physical injuries.

Legal Letter

Once we are satisfied we have all the information we require and have a full understanding of your circumstances. We send a letter of claim to the negligent party outlining your claim and compensation requirements.

Evidence to support a warehouse injury claim

Evidence to support your warehouse injury claim should help show that the accident was not wholly your fault and someone else was at least partially responsible. 

A warehouse injury can develop over several months or years after the fall from a height or collision with a forklift, but you will still need evidence to make a claim. 

You will need to gather as much evidence as possible to prove your warehouse injury claim, and the more evidence you have to support the workplace accident claim, the better it will be.

When gathering evidence to support your warehouse injury claim, you should:

  • Take note of where, when and who is involved
  • Use your phone to take photographs of the accident scene
  • Get the details of everyone involved in your warehouse injury
  • Get a copy of the accident report from your employer
  • Get details of training courses and guides to safety in the workplace
  • Keep your work schedule and details of breaks throughout the day
  • Get service reports for the forklift and other warehouse machinery
  • Get the details of any witnesses
  • Find CCTV evidence if possible
  • Call for medical help to assess your injuries
  • Take photos of your injuries at the scene

Every piece of evidence may be crucial in your warehouse injury claim. You do not know what the negligent party will dispute or claim when the case begins. 

Your No Win No Fee solicitor may use the evidence against the negligent party in any possible workplace injury claim.

How to prove your claim for personal injury compensation

Find out how much you can claim today for a warehouse injury

Use our online assessment tool today to determine how much you can claim for your warehouse injury. The torn ligaments, nerve damage, bad back or damaged knee you suffer in a warehouse injury may be with you for life, and you may be able to claim compensation for the damages involved. 

The Personal Injury Team FREE online assessment tool will put you in direct touch with one of our team, who will give you a full rundown of what can happen with your warehouse injury claim. 

Compensation amounts for a warehouse injury claim vary, and expert advice from one of our team members can help you with an idea of compensation for this common workplace injury.  

Only by contacting one of our team will you get a warehouse injury claim up and running today. 

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