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Warehouse Operatives Injured At Work

Warehouse Operatives injured at work


Duncan Lewis Personal Injury Solicitors for Warehouse Operatives injured at Work


No Win No Fee Claims for Warehouse Operatives injured at Work


Duncan Lewis is one of the UK’s leading firms of personal injury and Legal Aid solicitors – and can advise on how to make a no win no fee claim for warehouse operatives work injury compensation if an employer or other party is liable for the injury.


What can Warehouse Operatives injured at Work claim for?


Working as a warehouse operative often involves using machinery, industrial vehicles like fork-lifts – and lifting and moving heavy loads around the warehouse manually.


In warehouses which service major online retail companies, warehouse operatives can also sustain back and leg injuries as a result of spending hours on their feet walking about the warehouse as they collect products for orders, often under pressure to meet strict time targets.


Employers have a legal duty to make sure risks are properly assessed and staff are trained and supervised properly. But working under pressure or failures in staff management can soon lead to injury and accidents.


Some of the injuries warehouse operatives can claim for include:

  • Claims for minor injuries at work (strains, sprains, scalds, burns)
  • Claims for chronic injuries at work (repetitive strain injury (RSI), back, neck and spine injuries, walking injuries)
  • Claims for serious injuries at work (crush injuries, fractures, lacerations)
  • Claims for industrial disease or work-related illness (asbestosis, mesothelioma)
  • Claims for life changing or catastrophic injuries at work (brain injury, amputation, paraplegia/tetraplegia).

Accidents warehouse operatives can claim for include:

  • Burns and scalds
  • Electric shocks
  • Exposure to hazardous materials (asbestos)
  • Falling loads (goods not properly secured on shelving)
  • Falls (slippery surfaces, stairs)
  • Faulty goods (equipment failures which cause injury)
  • Fork-lift accidents
  • Lifting and carrying injuries
  • Slips and trips
  • Warehouse collisions.
Making a claim for fatal injuries in a warehouse


In the case of fatal injuries in warehouse accidents, the dependants of an employee fatally injured can make a claim for compensation if the employer is liable.


Dependants of warehouse operatives who have died from work-related disease such as asbestosis or mesothelioma can also claim compensation, even if industrial disease is diagnosed post-mortem.


How long do Warehouse Operatives injured at Work have to claim?


Claims for accidents and injury at work compensation fall under the area of law known as personal injury.


Personal injury claimants usually have three years from the date of the injury to make a claim for accident and injury at work compensation.


Claims can sometimes be made outside the three-year limitation period, however.


Because of the limitation period for personal injury claims, it is important to seek legal advice from Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors as soon as possible if you are injured in an accident at work as a warehouse operative.


Family members can call Duncan Lewis for advice on making a claim if a loved one has been injured working in a warehouse and is still recovering in hospital – or has been diagnosed with an industrial disease.


How much compensation can Warehouse Operatives injured at Work claim?


Compensation for Warehouse Operatives injured at Work includes:

  • General Damages for pain, suffering and loss of amenity
    The exact amount will be assessed according to the extent of injury, estimated recovery time and rehabilitation needed – and whether further medical treatment or even lifelong care is needed.
  • Special Damages to cover medical fees and out-of-pocket expenses
    Expenses might include physiotherapy, loss of earnings, travel expenses to hospital or damage to personal items. In more serious cases, ongoing care, loss of future salary and pension or adaptations to your home would be included.
Who pays compensation to warehouse operatives injured at work?


Your employer’s insurer who will settle any claim for accident at work or work injury compensation as a warehouse operative – or the insurer of whoever is liable for the injury will pay.


Will I have to go to court to claim compensation?


Your Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitor will keep you fully informed at all stages of the case.


Many claims for accidents and injury at work compensation are settled out-of-court – Duncan Lewis personal injury lawyers negotiate hard to get the best settlement for you.


But if a court hearing is necessary, Duncan Lewis instructs leading barristers who specialise in accident at work and work injury cases, to make sure you have the best legal representation possible.


Why Duncan Lewis is the best solicitor for Warehouse Operatives Injury Claims
  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors understand just how traumatic and upsetting accidents and injury at work can be – we believe in putting you and your family first to obtain the best results for you
  • Duncan Lewis is one of the leading firms of Personal Injury and Legal Aid solicitors in the UK
  • Our initial advice to warehouse operatives on making a claim for accident and injury at work compensation is free
  • Duncan Lewis accepts warehouse operatives injury at work claims on a no win no fee basis, so you will not have to worry about legal fees
  • We will visit you at home if you are recovering from injuries sustained in an accident at work in a warehouse – and can arrange expert medical opinions to help back up your claim
  • Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors will make sure you understand every stage of your warehouse injury claim
  • We will handle negotiations for you, so you do not have to worry while you are recovering from your injuries.

Duncan Lewis personal injury solicitors have a successful track record in accident and injury at work claims.


Contact Duncan Lewis for free advice on making a warehouse work injury claim by calling 020 7923 4020.

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