20th March 2020
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Warehouses can be hazardous places to work, but employers are legally required to ensure they are as safe as possible. This is why, when people sustain a personal injury in a warehouse accident, they can frequently claim for compensation because of their employer’s negligence.
There are many ways in which companies can reduce the likelihood of warehouse accidents. Walkways must be kept clean and free of obstructions, including cables and employee property. Staff must be properly trained in all relevant aspects of workplace safety and risk management, and must not be asked to put their wellbeing at risk, such as by being asked to lift loads that are too heavy. They must be provided with the right tool for the job and their colleagues must be trained to operate any tools they use.
Warehouses should take out the right insurance policies to deal with any compensation claims caused by negligence and should be prepared to swiftly remedy any problems that are brought to light.
Common injuries our personal injury solicitors deal with include crushing injuries caused by falling structures or accidents involving forklift trucks and machinery, as well as sprains or spinal injuries caused by lifting heavy loads, broken bones sustained during falls from height or through slips and trips, and head injuries that could have been prevented with personal protective equipment.
We have years of experience providing the best possible representation to people who have been injured in a warehouse accident and can help you to receive the compensation that you need to get your life back on track.
Contact our solicitors in Burnley Clearwater Solicitors on 08000 430 430