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Could I Sue Amazon As An Employee?

If you are wondering, ‘could I sue Amazon as an employee following an accident at work?’ Please read through this guide to learn more.  We will discuss what could cause a workplace accident and the eligibility criteria that must be met to make a personal injury claim. Furthermore, we will explain the benefits of entering into a No Win No Fee agreement with a solicitor.

Could I Sue Amazon As An Employee?

Could I Sue Amazon As An Employee?

Injuries at work can range in severity from minor scrapes and bruises to serious and life-changing. In the most extreme cases, workplace accidents could result in death. If you have been in an accident at work that led to you sustaining injuries, for which your employer was liable, you could be eligible to claim compensation. Continue reading this article to learn more about making a personal injury claim following an accident at work.

You can also contact our team at Legal Expert for free and confidential legal advice. Our team of advisors can offer guidance on proceeding with your claim. What’s more, they are available 24/7 so that you can get in touch at a time convenient for you.

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  1. Could I Sue Amazon As An Employee?
  2. When Could You Sue Amazon As An Employee?
  3. What Could Cause An Accident At Work?
  4. Steps To Take If Injured At Work
  5. How Much Could You Receive For An Accident At Work Claim?
  6. Contact Us To Find Out (Could I Sue Amazon As An Employee?)

Could I Sue Amazon As An Employee?

Every employer owes their employees a duty of care to put in place reasonably practical measures to ensure their safety while at work. Should your employer breach their duty of care, it could cause you to have an accident and sustain injuries. This is the definition of employer negligence, for which you could be eligible to pursue compensation in a personal injury claim.

This duty of care is outlined by the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 (HASAWA). It states that employers must carry out the following reasonably practical steps:

  • Performing risk assessments
  • Carrying out maintenance and repairs within the appropriate time frame
  • Providing proper training
  • Providing personal protective equipment where a risk assessment has shown it is necessary

Additionally, under Section 7 of HASAWA, you also have a duty to take care of your own health and safety. You must act sensibly and adhere to any training that your employer has provided. If you fail to do this, which causes you to get injured, you may be unable to make a claim.

To learn more about eligibility, take a look at the following section. Additionally, contact a member of our team for an answer to the question, ‘could I sue Amazon as an employee?’.

When Could You Sue Amazon As An Employee?

There is an eligibility criteria that must be met to bring forward a personal injury claim for an accident at work. This is as follows:

  • Your employer owed you a duty of care at the time and place of the accident.
  • They breached this duty of care.
  • This breach caused you to sustain injuries in an accident at work.

If these conditions apply to your case, you could be eligible to pursue compensation.

If a breach of duty of care has caused you to be injured in an accident at work, contact our team of advisors to find discuss ‘can I sue amazon as an employee?’.

What Could Cause An Accident At Work?

Different workplace industries, including a warehouse or office, could carry various potential health and safety hazards. Including the following:

  • Faulty machinery or work vehicles
  • Wet slippery floors
  • Risks involved with working from a height
  • Falling objects
  • Trailing wires and other trip hazards
  • Risks involved with manual handling

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) is the national regulator in Britain for workplace health and safety. In 2021/22, employer reports made to HSE under The Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013 (RIDDOR), showed a total of 61,713 non-fatal injuries to  employees.

Steps To Take If Injured At Work

If you are injured in the workplace, it is important to seek out the appropriate medical attention. This can ensure you receive treatment and a diagnosis for your injury.

Following this, if you are eligible to seek compensation, you should gather evidence of negligence to support your claim. This could include:

  • Photographs
  • CCTV footage
  • A copy of the incident report in the accident at work book
  • Witness contact details
  • Medical evidence

Finally, we also recommend that you seek legal advice as soon as possible. Our advisors can offer you expert legal advice at no cost. They are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Get in touch and our advisors can assess whether you could sue amazon as an employee after being injured in an accident at work due to negligence.

How Much Could You Receive For An Accident At Work Claim?

For a successful personal injury claim following an accident at work, you could be eligible to receive up to two potential heads of claim: general damages and special damages.

Firstly, we will discuss general damages, under which you could receive compensation for the psychological and physical pain and suffering caused by your injuries. When general damages are valued as part of a claim, the impact that the injuries have had on your quality of life will also be considered.

As a guide to potential compensation figures under general damages, we have created the table below by using the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG), updated in April 2022. Accident at work solicitors, and other legal professionals, can use this document to help them value the general damages head of a personal injury claim.

Types of InjuryPotential Compensation BracketsDetails of Injury
Brain Damage - Moderate (c)(i)£150,110 to £219,070Within this bracket, the person will have a moderate to severe intellectual deficit and further problems, such as an effect on their senses.
Foot Injuries - Very Severe (c)£83,960 to £109,650Injuries falling within this bracket will produce severe permanent pain or really serious permanent disability.
Chest Injuries - (b)£65,740 to £100,670A traumatic lung, chest and/or heart injury leading to impairment of function, permanent damage, a reduction of life expectancy and physical disability.
Back Injuries - Severe (a)(ii)£74,160 to £88,430Within this bracket, nerve root damage with several associated problems is included.
Hand Injuries - (b) £55,820 to £84,570There is serious damage to both hands. Function is significantly lost.
Knee Injuries - Severe (a)(ii)£52,120 to £69,730A leg fracture extending to the knee joint and causes constant and permanent pain, limited movement and further problems.
Arm Injuries - (b)£39,170 to £59,860Injuries within this bracket will lead to substantial permanent disablement. This could include a serious fracture to one or both of the forearms.
Neck Injuries - Severe (a)(iii)£45,470 to £55,990The person will suffer from an injury, such as severe damage to soft tissues, which leads to permanent significant disability and chronic conditions.
Leg Injuries - Less Serious (c)(i)£17,960 to £27,760Injuries such as fractures, where the person doesn't completely recover.
Toe Injuries - Serious (d)£9,600 to £13,740There will be crush and multiple fractures to two or more toes or serious injuries to the great toe. This will lead to some permanent disability, such as discomfort and pain.

As each case is determined by its unique details, the figures in the table are a guide. You can use it as an alternative to a compensation calculator.

Special Damages

You could also qualify for a payout under special damages, compensating you for past and future monetary losses incurred due to your injuries. This could include:

  • Care costs, including childcare
  • Travel expenses
  • Medical costs
  • Loss of earnings

In order to claim for these losses, you would need to provide evidence. This could be receipts, invoices, bank records or payslips.

Please contact our team to enquire whether you could sue amazon as an employee following an accident at work that caused you harm. An advisor can also provide further guidance about how compensation is calculated for a personal injury claim.

Contact Us To Find Out ‘Could I Sue Amazon As An Employee?’

It is not a requirement to use a lawyer to make a personal injury claim. However, opting to use a No Win No Fee solicitor’s services under a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) can provide benefits to both your claim and yourself, as they can assist you in compiling evidence and presenting a complete claim.

The following is generally true when claiming with a solicitor under a CFA:

  • You won’t make payments upfront or whilst the claim is ongoing for the services of your solicitor.
  • If your claim does not succeed, you won’t make payments at any time for their services.
  • If your claim does succeed, your solicitor could take a small and capped percentage of the compensation. The law caps this amount so that a solicitor cannot overcharge you.

Get in touch with our team to find out whether you’re eligible to sue amazon as an employee after sustaining harm in an accident at work caused by negligence. They can also assess whether one of our solicitors could represent your potential claim on a No Win No Fee basis. To speak to an advisor, you can:


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