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Warehouse Injury Claims

As of 2018, around 188,000 people were employed in UK warehouses, although the Covid pandemic led to a sharp increase in the number employed within the sector.

Warehouse work can be dangerous, particularly when a clear health and safety protocol is not in place, or machinery is not properly maintained. Floor hazards, warehousing machinery and conditions that impact on workers’ wellbeing can all contribute to warehouse accidents and injuries.

If you have been injured in a warehouse accident and you were not at fault our experienced personal injury solicitors can help. We offer high quality no-win-no-fee legal services to help you to claim the warehouse injury compensation you’re entitled to and move on with your life.

Warehouse Injury Compensation

If you feel that you may be eligible to make a warehouse injury compensation claim, please do not hesitate to get in touch with our solicitors. Call us on 0800 699 0079 today for more information – or fill out the simple contact form below.

Warehouse Injury Statistics: What are the Most Common Kinds of Warehouse Injuries in the UK?

Warehouse workers can sustain many types of injury at work, but which is the most common? Here are some warehouse injury statistics that may be of interest: Occupational safety should be at the forefront of any business unfortunately this is not always the case. 

HSE data from 2018-19 revealed that slips, trips and falls account for the greatest number of non-fatal warehouse injuries.

And sadly, data from RIDDOR (Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulation) released in March 2021 revealed that the number of fatal injuries in the services sector (which incorporates warehousing) increased by 23% when compared to the figures released in March 2020. By contrast, the number of fatalities across all industries fell by 7%. 

Bodily injuries commonly sustained in warehouses include broken bones, strained muscles and head injuries (which may lead to brain damage). Workers may also experience back injuries following a slip, trip or fall.

Whatever kind of warehouse accident you have suffered, our legal experts can help. Contact the team at Tylers Solicitors today and find out if you could be eligible to claim compensation.

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    How Do Warehouse Injuries Occur?

    Warehouse injuries are a common occurrence. These injuries can range from minor sprains and strains to serious fractures, head injuries, and even death. 

    • Slips, trips, and falls: These are the most common causes of warehouse injuries, accounting for over 40% of all incidents. Slips occur when there is a loss of traction between the foot and the walking surface, while trips occur when the foot strikes an object on the walking surface. HSE data from 2018-19 revealed that slips, trips and falls account for the greatest number of non-fatal warehouse injuries.
    • Falls: Falls often occur when employees are required to work at height while using ladders. 
    • Falling objects: These are a cause of accidents in warehouses due to items being incorrectly stored at height. 
    • Material handling: This includes lifting, carrying, and pushing heavy objects. These tasks can put a lot of strain on the back, muscles, and joints, and can lead to injuries such as sprains, strains, and hernias. 
    • Powered Industrial Trucks (PITs): These include forklifts, pallet jacks, and tow tractors. Forklift accidents often occur when trucks are not operated safely or haver not been regularly  maintained. Common injuries from PITs include crushing injuries, struck-by injuries, and falls. 

    Irrespective of how your injury occurred, whether it was from a handheld tool injury, JCB accident or a welding injury, if you were not at fault you could be entitled to make a warehouse accident claim. Contact the team here at Tylers to discuss your personal circumstances and find out how we can help you get the compensation you deserve. 

    What Steps Should Employers Take to Avoid Warehouse Accidents? 

    If you are a warehouse worker, your employer has a duty of care to ensure your safety and that of your colleagues whilst at work. They should take reasonable steps to keep the workforce safe and reduce the risk of warehouse injuries. This may include placing appropriate signage or floor markings to warn of dangerous areas or hazards within the warehouse – or marking the areas where PPE is required.

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    Appropriate protective equipment should be supplied to all employees working in these areas. All employees should be given adequate health and safety training so that they can perform their roles safely and competently. Finally, any machinery, equipment or vehicles in the warehouse should be properly cleaned, cared for and maintained in line with the manufacturers’ guidance. They should also be thoroughly inspected on a regular basis, in order to ensure that they are safe to operate.

    If an employer’s failure to adhere to any of the aforementioned safety measures results in a warehouse accident, there is a good chance that the injured party will be able to claim compensation.

    What to do if you are Injured in a Warehouse Accident

    If you have had a warehouse accident, your first step should always be to seek the appropriate medical attention.

    Following this, you should record the details and circumstances of your injuries. This should also be noted in your employer’s Accident Report Book.

    Next, if the accident was not your fault, you should contact a reputable personal injury solicitor at the earliest opportunity. As a general rule, the window for making a warehouse injury claim is three years, although the sooner you begin proceedings, the better your chance of securing compensation.

    This is due to the fact that we are likely to remember recent events in more detail and with greater accuracy. And, the more time that elapses following a warehouse accident, the more difficult it becomes to gather compelling evidence with which to build a legal case.

    Here at Tyler’s Solicitors, we have helped many people affected by workplace injuries, including warehouse accidents to claim the compensation they’re entitled to. For more information, please contact our team of no-win-no-fee solicitors on 0800 699 0079.


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    Warehouse Accident Compensation Amounts

    Warehouse Injury Compensation Amounts

    As with any kind of accident at work, the amount of compensation you could be entitled to depends on the severity of your injuries. The more serious and long-term your injuries, the more compensation you could be entitled to. Here at Tylers Solicitors, we can provide a complete range of warehouse injury compensation claims to suit your needs.

    If you’re looking to get the warehouse injury compensation you’re entitled to, get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today. Curious about how much compensation you could be entitled to? Use our simple warehouse injury compensation calculator below or talk to our legal experts today!

    Manual Handling Warehouse Injuries Compensation Amounts

    In warehouses across the UK, many people are required to carry out manual handling, including the handling of heavy goods. Without the correct training, health and safety equipment and support, manual handling can lead to extremely serious injuries. These can often include muscle injuries, neck and back injuries and more. If you’ve suffered any manual handling injury that wasn’t your fault, we are here for you.


    £1,950 to £307,000

    Injured by Faulty Warehouse Machinery Compensation Amounts

    If you’ve been injured by faulty warehouse machinery, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. This can include anything from forklift and pallet trucks to faulty stepladders and scissor lifts. Whether you’ve suffered an injury due to faulty machinery, or the operator’s negligence, we are here for you.

    £1,950 to £307,000

    Falling Stock in a Warehouse Compensation Amounts

    Improperly stocked warehouse shelving can often lead to head injuries, neck injuries and shoulder injuries. Even lightweight stock can cause potentially serious injuries if it falls from height. In the worst cases, the upper body injuries caused by falling stock can lead to serious brain damage and long-term health concerns. If you’ve been injured by falling stock in a warehouse that wasn’t your fault, we are here for you.

    £1,760 to £247,280

    Slips, Trips & Falls in a Warehouse Compensation Amounts

    The flooring of industrial spaces, such as warehouses, are often a risk factor when it comes to slips, trips and falls. If they aren’t maintained correctly, these floors can lead to slips and trips, which can lead to serious injuries. Due to failures in health and safety, it is also possible for tripping or falling hazards to be left on the warehouse floor. If you’ve slipped, tripped or fallen while working in a warehouse, Tylers Solicitors is here for you.

    Up to £307,000

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Tylers a No-Win, No-Fee Solicitors for Warehouse Injury Compensation Claims?

    Tylers Solicitors is proud to offer a complete range of no-win, no-fee services to suit your needs. Our legal experts offer a no-win, no-fee legal service to all our clients, allowing you to begin your claim for compensation without having to pay a penny of your own money. That means you don’t need to wait to begin your no-win, no-fee compensation claim. If you’re looking to start a no-win, no-fee claim for compensation, get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today.

    How Long Do I Have to Start My No-Win, No-Fee Warehouse Injury Compensation Claim?

    If you’ve suffered a warehouse injury that wasn’t your fault, Tylers Solicitors are here for you. As with any kind of personal injury or accident at work, you have a three-year period to commence your compensation claim. So long as your legal claim begins within the three-year period, you will be entitled to make the claim. 

    In some cases, these legal claims can take several months or years to complete. As such, it is often worth beginning the compensation claim as early as possible.

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