How To Claim Compensation For An Amazon Warehouse Accident At Work? – How Much Can I Claim?
Are you a past or current Amazon warehouse employee who has suffered an Amazon warehouse accident at work? If you have been injured due to a an accident at an Amazon warehouse that was not your fault you could be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries. Whether you were directly employed by Amazon, working for an agency or a contractor, if your injuries were caused by substandard Amazon working conditions, or negligence on the part of Amazon then you could be entitled to claim tens of thousand of pounds in compensation. Unfortunately in recent years, news stories about poor working conditions at Amazon warehouses and accidents at Amazon warehouses have made the news. this is of course unacceptable practice. As an employer, Amazon has a duty of care towards their staff, whether directly employed, agency workers or privately hired contracts, which means that they have to provide them with a safe and hygienic working environment. If they fail to do so, and this causes an accident they could be held legally liable for the injured parties injuries and have to pay them compensation for their injuries.
If you have been injured in an accident at an Amazon warehouse, trust Legal Expert to help you claim compensation for your injuries. Legal Expert are a highly respected personal injury legal services firm. Our solicitors have a very good history of winning warehouse injury compensation claims for our clients. Our clients often receive compensation payouts for warehouse injuries which could be worth a lot if you were severely injured. What’s more, we offer every client a no win no fee service too, so you don’t have to take any financial risks by paying upfront to make your claim. If you have been injured whilst working in an Amazon warehouse, call Legal Expert today free of charge to see if you are entitled to make an accident at work compensation claim. If you do have legitimate grounds on which to make a warehouse injury claim, we will estimate how much compensation your injuries could be worth. We will then also be able to supply you with one of our highly qualified personal injury solicitors. They will be able to start working on your claim right away. Call Legal Expert on 0800 073 8804 today to begin your warehouse accident claim, we’re looking forward to hearing from you.
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In this guide to Amazon warehouse accident claims, we will look at some of the common injuries sustained by warehouse workers. These can include: racking and storage injuries, falls from ladders, manual handling injuries and forklift truck related injuries. We will look in depth at what you could do to claim compensation if you have been injured at an accident at Amazon, what general damages and special damages you may be able to claim for and explain how to make a no win no fee claim.
Remember, Legal Expert offers all of our clients a free personal injury claims consultation. If you have been injured in an accident at Amazon that was not your fault, call us to see if you are entitled to make a warehouse injury compensation claim. If you have legitimate legal grounds to claim compensation, we will let you know how much your compensation claim could be worth and will provide you with an excellent personal injury lawyer to help you make your claim. It could be the best call you ever made.
Our case study – Unfortunately there have been reports in the news at Independent.co.uk that between 2015-2018 in the UK, there have been 440 health and safety incidents at Amazon warehouses. These accidents have included a forklift truck driving into a pillar, nearly causing the floor above to collapse which could have resulted in multiple fatalities, workers being knocked down by heavy goods vehicles and a worker getting their hand stuck in a conveyor belt, suffering a hand crushing injury as a result. In the US there have been reports of agency working at Amazon workers, being made homeless after suffering from severe musculoskeletal back injuries leaving them unable to work, then not receiving any sort of sick pay, compensation or benefits from the company. Sadly, because they were agency workers, amazon tried to claim that they were not responsible for any injuries suffered on their premises, despite the poor Amazon working conditions.
Sadly according to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) there were 8,500 injuries in the year 2009/10 in the warehousing, storage and road haulage industries ( all companies and small business included ). Of these accidents, 1,600 accidents were classed as severe, where the victim suffered a major injury such as a broken or fractured bone or had to have a limb amputated. According to the laws such as the Health and Safety Act of 1974, employers are responsible for creating a safe and hygienic working environment for their employees and other people that use their premises, including agency workers and independent contractors. In an warehouse environment with equipment that can cause life threatening injuries if misused, it is especially important for employers to conduct regular risk assessments to identify potential health and safety hazards, and apply appropriate control measures to ensure that the risk of injury is appropriately reduced or neutralised. If an accident happens because the warehouse operator neglected their duty of care towards those who use the warehouse, they could be held legally liable for any injuries caused by the accident and have to pay the injured part tens of thousands of pounds in compensation. If you have experienced an Amazon warehouse accident at work, caused by negligence on the part of the company, you could be entitled to claim Amazon warehouse compensation.
Unfortunately it has been reported that Amazon employees have been forced to work in cold Amazon working conditions. For example, in one incident at a Dundee facility, staff were forced to work in a warehouse at almost freezing temperatures. www.thesun.co.uk/news/7449844/amazon-dundee-warehouse-temperatures-freezing-staff/ In another case in Peterborough, staff were locked in an unheated room for a full working day with only access to one toilet. This sort of mistreatment can cause illnesses such as chilblains and in extreme cases hypothermia. What’s more, it’s a deeply unpleasant way for workers to be treated. If you have experienced cold temperature negligence whilst working at an Amazon warehouse, you could be entitled to make a personal injury claim for compensation. Call Legal Expert today, to see if you are entitled to claim.
If warehouses are not properly managed, this can result in slip, trip and fall accidents occuring. Common causes of slip trip and fall accidents can include liquids such as machine oil being spilled and not being mopped up properly then properly sign posted, broken flooring or broken railings on staircases. Injuries caused by slip, trip and fall accidents can include severe accidents such as broke or fractured bones, or worse. If you have been injured in a Accident at an Amazon warehouse involving a slip, trip or fall, which was caused by negligence on the part of the company, call Legal Expert today, to see if you are entitled to make an Amazon workplace accident compensation claim.
Warehouses can be potentially hazardous environments where serious injuries such as crush injuries can take place, if proper standards of health and safety are not upheld. For example, heavy duty machinery, storage and racking, pillars and warehouse vehicles such as forklift trucks can all potentially cause crush injuries. Proper standards of training, regular checks and maintenance can all help to avoid this. Unfortunately, a worker experienced an Amazon workplace accident at a facility in leicester, when they were knocked down by and wedged under a heavy goods vehicle (HGV). If you have experienced an Amazon workplace accident caused by poor standards of health and safety, which resulted in you suffering a crushing injury, call legal Expert now to see if you are entitled to claim compensation for your warehouse injuries.
As we have already stated, warehouses are potentially dangerous places, so companies that manage warehouses have to uphold high standards of health and safety. If employers such as Amazon neglect their duty of care towards their workers, warehouse injuries can easily happen. Below are examples of common warehouse injuries, caused by negligence on the part of an employer.
- Back Injuries: Workers often suffer back injuries due to manual handling accidents. Employers need to ensure that they train workers on how to lift heavy objects correctly, enforce correct weight to height ratios, allow workers to work with a partner where necessary and supply the correct equipment.
- Objects falling: If boxes and equipment are stored on high shelves and not properly packed away, they can fall, causing injuries.
- Exposure to harmful substances: Harmful chemicals can be used in warehouses, either for cleaning or other purposes. Employers are responsible for providing employees that deal with them the correct personal protective equipment (PPE) and training so they can handle these substances safely.
- Warehouse storage or racking accident: shelving and other storage solutions can collapse and fall on top of workers, potentially crushing them. There have been incidents when storage and racking accidents have proved fatal. Employers such as Amazon are responsible for ensuring they follow correct health and safety procedures when assembling and filling storage and racking solutions, to avoid these types of accidents at Amazon taking place.
- Forklift truck warehouse accidents: If staff driving forklift trucks are not properly trained, or routes are not properly planned, forklift truck warehouse accidents can happen. These include people being run over, or items being knocked over, potentially causing crushing injuries.
If you have suffered an injury due to an Amazon warehouse accident at work, you could be owed thousands of pounds in compensation. Call Legal Expert today, to see if you are entitled to claim.
If you have suffered, due to an accident at Amazon, you could be owed thousands of pounds in compensation. Your warehouse injury compensation claim payout could include money to compensate you for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity. You would also be reimbursed for the cost of your medical expenses, travel expenses, loss of income (past and future) and the cost of any care or mobility equipment you may need if you were seriously injured and are now disabled. To begin your warehouse accident claim, simply call Legal Expert for your free consultation. If you are entitled to claim compensation, we will find the perfect solicitor to represent your warehouse injury compensation claim, who will proceed with your no win no fee claim right away.
If you make a warehouse injury claim for compensation with Legal Expert, we will arrange for you to receive a medical assessment from a qualified physician. The doctor will write a medical report based on your injuries, which your solicitor will use to value your claim.
Amazon’s growth in the UK has been rapid. From 2015 – 2018, the number of warehousing facilities it has in the UK has grown from 8 to 17. Investigations by trade union GMB of the company’s Rudgley plant suggested that the number of employee accidents at an Amazon warehouses may be above the national average. Local authorities up and down the country have also claimed that Amazon employees have experienced poor Amazon working conditions.
Due to freedom of information requests, the BBC has reported the following amount of Amazon warehouse accidents at work: www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45795363
- In the years 2015-6, the number of Amazon injuries was 80.
- In the years 2016-7, the number of Amazon injuries was 114.
- In the years 2017-18, the number of Amazon injuries was 149.
- In the years 2018-9, there have Amazon’s British warehouses have been 99 health and safety incidents. (These numbers were reported in October 2018 and may have increased over time).
If you are injured in an Amazon workplace accident, you can take these steps to collect evidence to support your warehouse injury claim.
- Take photographs of the health and safety hazard that caused your accident ( If you are allowed a camera or camera phone). If your phone has the option to, include a date stamp.
- Report your accident to your manager or supervisor, and make sure that they record your Amazon workplace accident accurately.
- Remember who was an eyewitness to your accident, they may be required to give evidence of your accidents at Amazon, at a later date.
- If you have any expenses caused by your accidents at Amazon, such as having to buy medicine, make sure you keep your receipts. You may be able to claim back your costs as part of your warehouse injury compensation settlement. What’s more, your receipts may serve as evidence to support your warehouse accident claim.
If you are hurt at an Amazon warehouse and make a successful warehouse injury compensation claim, you could receive general damages and special damages. Special damages are the secondary part of your compensation package and serve to reimburse you for any losses or expenses you have experienced as a result of your warehouse injury. This could include loss of income if you were forced to take time off work, or could compensation for your medical expenses. Your general damages could be the largest portion of your compensation award. This payment could serve to compensate you for your pain, suffering and loss of amenity.
You can use our workplace accident calculator to estimate how much compensation you could potentially claim for your injuries. Please note, compensation amounts awarded vary greatly depending on individual circumstances and are only estimates, so for a quote individually tailored to you, call Legal Expert to speak to one of our informed legal advisors for free.
|Nature and severity of harm sustained||Settlement||Notes|
|Ankle injury - minor||Up to £12,050||Soft tissue injury, minor and quick healing.|
|Ankle injury - moderate||£12,050 to £23,310||Simple fracture or similar level of soft tissue injury.|
|Ankle injury - serious||£27,450 to £43,900||Most serious level of injury.|
|Leg injury - minor||Up to £10,380||Minor injury to the bone or to the soft tissues.|
|Leg injury - less serious||£15,750 to £24,340||Fractured leg which will stop you moving or walking during this time.|
|Leg injury - moderate||£24,340 to £34,370||Dislocated joints or similar level of harm.|
|Leg injury - serious||£34,370 to £48,080||Could include multiple fractures.|
|Leg injury - extreme||£48,080 to £74,150||Injuries will not be recovered from.|
|Severe injury to the leg||£84,400 to £119,210||In the most serious cases, you will never fully recover.|
|Back injury - moderate||£10,970 to £34,000||Damage to tissues such as the ligaments or muscles.|
|Back injury - severe||£34,000 to £141,150||Broken back or broken spine.|
If you are worried about the costs of funding your warehouse injury claim, don’t worry. You can make a no win no fee claim with Legal Expert. No win no fee means that you will not have to pay an upfront fee to sue for your Amazon warehouse accident at work. Instead, your fees will come out of your final compensation package if and when you win. In the unlikely incident that you do not win your compensation claim, we will not charge you a fee, so there’s no risk of you going out of pocket. Call Legal Expert today, to see if you are entitled to claim compensation or read our online guide to hiring a no win no fee personal injury solicitor.
If you have been injured in an Amazon warehouse accident at work, trust Legal Expert to help you claim compensation. Firstly, Amazon has a duty of care towards you their employee, and if you are injured due to negligent Amazon working conditions, this is not acceptable. Making a warehouse accident claim for compensation against Amazon will hold them accountable for their actions and encourage the company to take more responsibility for how it treats its employees in the future. If you hire a Legal Expert personal injury solicitor to make your claim, we will fight relentlessly to helping you claim the maximum amount of compensation your are entitled to. We have an excellent track record of winning warehouse injury compensation claims for injured workers just like you. So call us for free, to begin your claim today.
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