Amazon Workers Compensation Claims Information
A large proportion of Amazon workers are based at the company’s warehouses, which are also sometimes referred to as ‘fulfillment centres’. Amazon workers are at risk of sustaining warehouse injuries when robust safety measures and procedures are not implemented. In 2019, 240 reports concerning serious injuries or ‘near misses’ at Amazon warehouses were submitted to the HSE.
What are Common Amazon Worker Injuries I Could Claim Compensation For?
If you are a current or former Amazon worker who has experienced an accident at work, you could be entitled to claim compensation. However, if you have not currently started pursuing your Amazon workplace accident claim, we recommend that you do so soon.
As a general rule, the timeframe for pursuing an Amazon workplace injury claim is three years – and, the sooner you begin, the better your chances of securing a settlement or payout.
Here at Tylers Solicitors, we have helped many people affected by workplace injuries to claim the compensation they deserve.
No matter what type of accident or injury you experienced whilst working for Amazon, we are here for you. Call our no-win-no-fee solicitors today on 0800 699 0079 for more information. Alternatively, you can reach us by completing our simple Enquiry Form.
What type of workplace accidents do Amazon workers claim for?
As many Amazon workers are based in warehouses, they may experience injury whilst lifting or handling goods. Accidents can occur when they have not received adequate training to safely lift or handle heavy items, or are expected to carry an item that is too heavy. Injuries may be sustained by Amazon workers handling stock, or others in the vicinity.
Workplace Stress or High-pressure Targets Can Cause Amazon Worker Safety Concerns
Amazon workplace injuries may also arise as a result of workers being stressed, overworked or fatigued.
After acquiring a robotics manufacturer in 2012, the tech giant placed robots in their warehouses, which were often used to carry items across the floor. These robots were able to carry out certain tasks more efficiently than their human counterparts, which led to increased pressure and higher productivity expectations.
For instance, Amazon pickers reported an increase in the number of items they were expected to handle from 100 to 400! Excessive workplace pressure or unrealistic targets can lead to workers overexerting themselves, or causing injury to themselves, or others, due to fatigue.
Insufficent Training or Poorly Maintained Machinery
Amazon workers may also experience accidents whilst operating cherry pickers or forklifts, or if they come into contact with moving machinery. Once again, injuries can occur when the person operating the machinery has not been adequately trained.
Accidents may also occur when the machinery in question has not been checked, repaired, or maintained in line with the manufacturer’s recommendations. In the majority of cases, the responsibility to ensure this is done falls on the employer. Neglecting to carry out essential checks, repairs and maintenance jeopardises Amazon workers’ safety.
Negligence Can Result in Serious Injury
All employers have a duty of care to their staff, which requires them to take reasonable steps to ensure their safety, whilst at work. Amazon workers who have sustained injuries as a result of negligence on the part of their employer, or a fellow employee are often able to secure compensation settlements.
Following a workplace accident, you may experience pain, distress or anxiety in the short term. However, the results of some workplace injuries can be severe, or even life changing. Whatever the nature of the injury you have sustained, if you were not at fault, you may be able to claim compensation from your employer.
Have you experienced an accident whilst working for Amazon in the last three years? Get in touch with our no-win-no-fee legal team today to find out if you could be owed compensation.
What are the common causes of Amazon employee accidents?
One of the leading causes of accidents among Amazon employees is negligence on the part of the employer, or another employee. For instance, incorrectly stocked items, or goods placed on shelves too weak to hold their weight can lead to injury.
Furthermore, tripping hazards can be created by wet floors, or uneven surfaces. The risk of injury is increased further if the employer fails to ensure that clear signage is put in place to warn those in the vicinity.
Finally, falls from heavy machinery, particularly at height – and malfunctioning machinery can lead to serious and sometimes life changing injury. Amazon has a responsibility to ensure the safety and wellbeing of their workforce. If you have experienced an accident at an Amazon premises and you weren’t to blame, you may be owed compensation.
Get in touch with our legal experts to find out whether you are eligible to claim a compensation settlement. When it comes to Amazon accident compensation claims, we have the legal knowledge and expertise to help you secure the payout you’re entitled to.
Can I Claim an Amazon Workers’ Compensation Settlement if I was Injured Whilst Working for an Agency?
Yes, if you were an agency worker who sustained an Amazon workplace injury, you may be entitled to claim a compensation settlement. Agency warehouse workers have the same right to claim for compensation following an injury as a full-time worker employed directly by Amazon themselves.
No matter whether you were hired to fill a temporary vacancy, or to cover for absent Amazon employees, your right to claim compensation should not be affected. So, if you have been affected by an injury as a temporary employee, you should consider contacting an experienced solicitor. You may be able to claim an Amazon workers’ compensation settlement.
Here at Tylers’ Solicitors, we have helped many temporary workers to secure the compensation settlements they are entitled to. Why not call our no-win-no-fee legal experts to find out if you could be eligible for an Amazon workers’ compensation settlement?
How much can I expect from a Amazon workers' compensation payout?
As with any kind of accident at work, the amount of compensation you could be able to claim depends on the severity of your injuries. The more serious your injury, the larger the Amazon workers’ compensation settlement you may be entitled to. If you were unfortunate enough to be left with a long-term or life-altering injury, you could claim for its impact on your life. To start your Amazon worker’s accident compensation claim today, don’t hesitate to call Tylers Solicitors today.
Are you curious about how much compensation your Amazon warehouse worker injury could be worth? Don’t hesitate to get in touch with our experienced team today! If you prefer, you can also use our simple online Amazon workers compensation calculator below!
Slips, Trips & Falls in an Amazon Warehouse Compensation Amounts
There are many hazards in warehouses that can endanger Amazon workers’ safety. Slips, trips and falls are some of the most common accidents you could suffer in a warehouse. Even a relatively minor fall can lead to short or long-term injuries. In the worst cases, you could be left with serious head, neck or back injuries. Due to the hard surface of an Amazon warehouse floor, you may even be left with limited mobility in your limbs. The most severe, life-changing injuries can lead to payouts of up to £307,000.
Struck by Falling Object at an Amazon Warehouse Compensation Amounts
If you’ve been struck by any kind of falling object in an Amazon warehouse, including stock and shelving, we are here for you. Heavy products can cause serious injuries, and even relatively lightweight products falling from height can cause injury. Whether you’ve been struck by a falling object or shelving, or even suffered a crushing injury due to heavy stock, we are here for you. Our experienced legal term could help you claim the Amazon compensation settlement you deserve.
Up to £307,000
Forklift Truck Injury at Amazon Warehouse Compensation Amounts
Pallet and forklift trucks are commonly used in Amazon warehouses. If you were injured by a faulty forklift truck, or due to the operator’s negligence, we are here for you. Our experienced legal team can help you to get the Amazon workers injury compensation settlement you’re entitled to following any accident that wasn’t your fault. For more information, get in touch today!
Up to £131,620
Amazon Worker Back Injuries Compensation Amounts
Finally, manual handling is the primary part of an Amazon warehouse worker’s job role and as such, manual handling injuries are extremely common. Strenous work and the lack of robust safety procedure can endanger Amazon workers’ safety and wellbeing. Back injuries due to overly heavy stock, a lack of training or negligence on the part of other employees can be extremely serious. If you’ve suffered any kind of back injury that wasn’t your fault while working at an Amazon warehouse, call Tylers Solicitors today.
Up to £141,150
Frequently Asked Questions
Is Tylers a No-Win, No-Fee Solicitors for Amazon Workers Compensation Claims?
Yes! Here at Tylers, our solicitors operate on a no-win, no-fee basis. That means you don’t need to pay our legal team upfront. All our legal costs will be recovered as part of your final settlement. It also means you can start your claim for compensation as quickly as possible. Our experienced team can work with you to get the maximum amount of compensation for any injuries you’ve suffered while working in an Amazon warehouse. If you’re looking to start a no-win, no-fee Amazon workers compensation claim, don’t hesitate to get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today.
How Long Do I Have to Start My Claim for Amazon Workers Compensation?
If you’ve suffered any kind of Amazon warehouse injury that wasn’t your fault, we are here for you. You need to file your legal claim within three years of your injury. It doesn’t matter if the case takes longer than this period to be settled, so long as it is filed within this period. For more information on our industry-leading legal service, get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today. If you aren’t sure whether you’re entitled to claim compensation, you can always call our legal experts for free, impartial advice today.
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