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Warehouse Accidents

Thousands of UK people are employed for working in warehouses. When we walk into a warehouse, we can easily see combustible activities going on everywhere, employees storing goods coming of the loading docks, forklifts motoring through the aisles and workers loading, storing, unloading, organising, gather and packing items for keeping the things running smoothly. The constant action in a warehouse can lead to major warehouse accidents leading to injuries to the workers. According to the experts, the most frequent Industrial Injuries and Illnesses happening in warehouses include materials or objects in the aisles or on floor, protruding fasteners or nails and other pointed objects that can cut or puncture, unbalanced loads or those that are difficult be seen over on the material handling equipments, ill-fitting or loose clothes of the employees and chemical spills.

Despite the important work that the warehouse workers do, they are often open to the elements of dangers due to the negligence of the employers. Unfortunately, a large number of Industrial Injuries and Illnesses and work related accidents taking place in warehouses often result in severe personal injuries including amputated limbs and digits and broken bones. One of the most usual type of warehouse accidents is a slip or a trip occurred when boxes or products are not put away correctly or the warehouse layout is essentially improper. While most of the slips just result in bruising, they can even become serious if the worker dislodges a highly stacked load while slipping. Being hit by moving or falling objects is another important cause of injuries among the warehouse employees. This type of injuries takes place when the goods are improperly stacked by the staff members or with forklifts being operated in the warehouse. One of the other types of injuries occurring in warehouses includes back injuries that can usually cause the workers discomfort and pain for months or years. In addition to that, foot and hand injuries are also frequent that are caused if heavy loads are dropped while being handled.

People injured in warehouse accidents can make a claim for work injury compensation against their employers. Professional attorneys, lawyers and solicitors have specialised knowledge about such claims and may help the victims in getting their due compensation within no time. There are many lawyers who work on contingency fees which mean that they will not charge their clients any fees unless they have won the case for them.

Cyclist knocked over by car
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Mr G from Middlesex