Warehouse Accidents.

Warehouse Accident Compensation Lawyers.

Warehouse environments are often bustling with activity and heavy machinery, and can be fraught with potential hazards.

Accidents in these settings can lead to serious injuries, which can significantly impact the lives of employees and their families. In England and Wales, workers who suffer injuries in warehouse accidents have the right to seek compensation.

All employers have a duty of care to ensure that their employees are able to carry out their roles as safely as possible at all times. A breach in that duty of care could lead to an accident occurring, for example failure to train employees in manual handling techniques could result in a member of staff sustaining a lower back injury due to incorrectly lifting a heavy load.

After any accident, compensation can help you to put your life back together. The money you are awarded will depend on the type and severity of your injury, and it can help towards medical costs, home or vehicle adaptations, and loss of earnings already incurred and those likely to be incurred in the future.

As well as being compensated financially, making a claim can also help to bring those responsible for your accident to justice, and hopefully prevent anyone else from experiencing the same fate in the future.

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Am I eligible to make a warehouse accident claim?

Determining eligibility for making a warehouse accident claim involves assessing several factors. If you have been injured in a warehouse accident in England or Wales, you may be eligible to make a claim if certain criteria are met, including:

Employer’s Duty of Care

Employers have a legal obligation to provide a safe working environment, this includes conducting regular risk assessments, providing proper training and safety equipment, ensuring machinery and equipment are maintained, and implementing adequate safety procedures.

Breach of Duty

To make a claim, you need to demonstrate that your employer breached their duty of care. This could include failing to provide necessary training, ignoring reported hazards, not maintaining equipment properly, and lacking proper safety protocols.

Causation

You must show that the employer’s breach of duty directly caused your injury. For example if you were injured because of faulty equipment that your employer failed to repair, there’s a clear link between the employer’s negligence and your injury.

Injury or Illness

The injury must be significant enough to warrant compensation. This could include physical injuries (e.g., fractures, lacerations, back injuries), psychological injuries (e.g., stress, anxiety, PTSD), and long-term health issues (e.g., respiratory problems from exposure to hazardous substances).

Time Limits

Claims must generally be filed within three years from the date of the accident or the date when you became aware of the injury. Exceptions to this rule include if the injured party is under 18, the three-year limit starts from their 18th birthday, and in cases of industrial diseases, the time limit starts from the date of diagnosis.

Employee Status

You must be an employee or a worker to make a claim against your employer. Contractors or self-employed individuals working on the premises may also be eligible under certain conditions, depending on the nature of their relationship with the company.

Our Warehouse Accident Claims Expertise

Here at Lanyon Bowdler we have helped many people to seek justice and claim compensation after an accident. Our experienced and diligent Personal Injury Team work tirelessly to build a strong case, ensuring the most favourable outcome to your claim. Whether you have been injured by a falling object in the warehouse, or have sustained a crush injury involving heavy machinery, if the accident occurred due to somebody else’s negligence, we can help you to claim what you deserve.

We have offices in Shropshire, Herefordshire and North Wales and are able to assist those in the surrounding areas. We can also accept cases from clients anywhere in England or Wales, so don’t hesitate to contact us to find out more about our personal injury services.

When you entrust us to handle your compensation claim, you can rest assured that you’re in safe hands. We are proud to have received high level accreditations from both Chambers UK and The Legal 500, which is testament to our commitment to go above and beyond for every client we work with.

Legal 500 Recommendations

The Personal Injury Team is recognised in Tier Two for the West Midlands in the 2024 edition of The Legal 500, which states: ‘The entire team is client focussed and will not hesitate to go the extra mile even if the costs of doing the same are not recoverable’.

 

Testimonials

The 2024 edition of The Legal 500 includes the following testimonials:

‘This team have wide ranging skills and provide a very good service. They have a very personal touch with their clients. They are very approachable and supportive‘.

‘The team at Lanyon Bowdler are very easy to talk to and are always there to help when needed. No question went unanswered’.

‘They actually listened and go through everything thoroughly explaining any jargon’.

Work Highlights from Legal 500

The 2024 of The Legal 500 includes the following work highlights:

Acted for a claimant who was injured during the course of his employment after falling down a stairwell void. This resulted in him sustaining life changing brain injury involving 47 fractures to the right temporal bone and organic injury to the frontal lobe. Awaiting a pathways meeting and case is still ongoing.

Acting for a claimant who had worked at the same company for 18 years and sustained stress-related injuries. This matter is of significant importance to the client, as he thought he had a job for life with the company, before being forced out, also medical evidence indicates it is unlikely he will be able to return to an employed role, though he has recently set up his own small business.

Chambers UK 2024

Chambers UK 2024 rank the department in Band One in the Midlands and states ‘Lanyon Bowdler Solicitors is a leading Shropshire firm advising on an extensive breadth of personal injury cases, including high-value RTA and accident-at-work claims. The firm is particularly experienced in acting for clients with spinal and cerebral injuries. The team is skilled in handling military cases and accidents abroad. It also works alongside clinical negligence and Court of Protection teams to fully support clients’.

 

Strengths

“The Lanyon Bowdler team are very competent at handling complex cases.”

“A dedicated team who are all specialists in their field.”

“The group does brilliant work for their clients.”

Our Notable Practitioners

Dawn Humphries handles a wide range of orthopaedic and spinal injury claims. She is active on an array of personal injury cases, including those relating to workplace accidents and RTAs.

“She is very thorough, extremely welcoming and understanding.”

“Dawn is knowledgeable, experienced and good with claimants.”

Debbie Humphries is highlighted for her experience in handling a full range of severe injury matters, including motor incidents and accidents at work.

“She has an excellent reputation.”

Your Warehouse Accident Compensation questions answered

What kind of injuries are sustained in warehouse accidents?

Warehouse accidents can lead to a wide range of injuries, varying in severity from minor to life-threatening, and can even be fatal in some cases. Some of the most common types of injuries sustained in warehouse accidents include musculoskeletal injuries, head injuries, broken bones, cuts, bruises, and lacerations. Some accidents can lead to serious injuries such as amputations, crush injuries, and electrocution. Long-term health conditions may also develop due to prolonged exposure to certain chemicals and substances, for example respiratory problems or contact dermatitis.

What are the most common causes of warehouse accidents?

Warehouse environments are inherently hazardous due to the nature of the work, which involves heavy lifting, machinery operation, and the movement of goods. There are a variety of scenarios in which a warehouse accident may occur, including things like improper manual handling, slips, trips, and falls, objects falling from height, machinery accidents, vehicle accidents, and fire and explosions. Exposure to hazardous substances or faulty electrical equipment can also cause serious warehouse accidents for which you may be able to claim compensation.

How should my employer keep me safe from a warehouse accident?

In order to prevent warehouse accidents from occurring, employers should:

  • Conduct regular risk assessments and safety audits.
  • Implement comprehensive training programs for all employees.
  • Maintain clear and organised workspaces with effective housekeeping.
  • Enforce the use of PPE and ensure it is readily available and fit for purpose.
  • Ensure all equipment and machinery are regularly inspected and maintained.
  • Promote a culture of safety where employees feel empowered to report hazards.
  • Enhance workplace ergonomics by evaluating and adjusting equipment accordingly.
  • Provide clear safety signage and instructions.
  • Ensure the working area is well lit at all times.
  • Develop and enforce strict safety protocols and emergency procedures.

Enforce safe working practices such as manual handling policies and speed limits within the warehouse.

What duties do I have as an employee to prevent a warehouse accident?

As an employee in a warehouse, you have a responsibility to follow protocol to keep everyone safe. This includes following the safety procedures by adhering to your training, using equipment correctly, and reporting hazards as you see them, as well as using the personal protective equipment you are provided with, and ensuring it remains in good condition. Accidents can also be avoided if you practise safe manual handling, maintain a tidy and organised workspace, and communicate effectively with your colleagues; any concerns should always be raised with your supervisor.

Can I be sacked for making a warehouse accident claim?

In England and Wales, employment laws protect workers from being unfairly dismissed or treated unfavourably for asserting their rights, including the right to seek compensation for workplace injuries. Under the Employment Rights Act 1996, it is illegal for an employer to dismiss an employee for making a personal injury claim. If an employer does dismiss you for this reason, you may have grounds for an unfair dismissal claim. Employees are protected when they raise health and safety concerns. If you are dismissed or treated poorly for reporting an accident or making a claim, this could be considered a violation of health and safety protections. Any form of retaliation by your employer, such as demotion, harassment, or changes to your job duties because you made a claim, is also illegal and can be challenged.

Testimonials

What our clients say.

Contacted Lanyon Bowdler six months after an injury at work. They offered me several of their services, including no win no fee which I ended up choosing. The solicitor was extremely helpful, was always keeping me updated when there was news and answered promptly when asked for any updates or when I asked any questions. I was very happy with the final settlement and the advice I received proved to be the best for my case. I felt like the extra bit of care was extended to give me a good idea of the options I had to choose from which really helped to inform any decision.

Matthew
via ReviewSolicitors

From my initial approach to the final positive outcome I felt my solicitor was expending all his energy to win the case. I was kept informed throughout and was given straightforward advice on how to proceed. The end result was an acceptable outcome and the pay-out was prompt.

Eric
via ReviewSolicitors

Very friendly and quick to respond, highly recommend for anyone looking for legal advice.

Anonymous
via ReviewSolicitors

I couldn’t be happier with the service I have received over the past six years. I would highly recommend Lanyon Bowdler for legal requirements.

Jayne
via ReviewSolicitors

Since dealing with Lanyon Bowdler they have been diligent, efficient and at all times very helpful along with being structured in dealing with matters, fees and clarity on all levels. Thank you.

Michael
via ReviewSolicitors

I was clearly informed of progress step by step. The service you provided was very good.

Peter Weston
Shrewsbury

All work carried out effectively and efficiently.

Hubert Jones
via ReviewSolicitors

An excellent service with solicitors that you can talk to and who give you a clear understanding of all necessary legal implications and interpretations.

Eric
via ReviewSolicitors

From start to finish we had excellent service. Friendly, approachable and professional.

Carl Gittins
via ReviewSolicitors

Very clear, concise advice and guidance, easy to understand.

Ian Jamieson
Telford

Good service provided throughout with clear communication throughout with all options explored.

Lee

I can thoroughly recommend the highly professional and supportive service received over the last few months.

Heather
via ReviewSolicitors

Responsive, supportive, approachable, clear and empathetic.

Lisa Thacker

Professional and prompt communication. Supportive and client focused.

Lisa Thacker
Jennifer M Whittall Ltd

Whenever I have had need to contact Lanyon Bowdler I have always received a fast, concise and friendly response.

Lee Mortimer
UK Case Management

Definitely would use Lanyon Bowdler again if I need the use of a solicitor.

Mark Bowkett
via ReviewSolicitors

Smooth and efficient service from very professional firm.

Tim
via ReviewSolicitors

We were particularly impressed with the quality of work, the speed and excellent communication.

Allenby Douglas Ltd
Oswestry

Very friendly and approachable. Very good advice

Ivor Brown
via ReviewSolicitors

Great Service; Lanyon Bowdler were excellent from the outset. Straightforward and easy process. I just sat back and waited.

Paul Rowe
via ReviewSolicitors

Everything has been professional, efficient and courteous throughout and we are very pleased, both with the service and with the eventual outcome of our case. Everything was first class and exceeded our expectations. Thank you again for providing such splendid service. It is really appreciated.

Mr N J & Dr S J Browne
Llanfyllin

Contact our Warehouse Injury Solicitors

Our Personal Injury Lawyers have decades of experience supporting claimants through a variety of compensation claims cases related to work and warehouse accidents.

Contact us today to discuss your situation and offer tailored legal advice, and find out how we can help support you with a Warehouse Accident Claim by calling us, or completing our online inquiry form on this page.

Lanyon Bowdler is a highly recognised firm of solicitors in Herefordshire, Shropshire, Mid and North Wales, Birmingham, and the Midlands. We offer a full range of legal service, often acting on fixed-fee or No Win No Fee (CFA) basis.

As a leading law firm, we regularly act for clients on Work Injury Claims from our offices in ShrewsburyBromyardHerefordLudlowOswestryTelford, and Conwy in North Wales, helping claimants across England and Wales. Contact us today for a free assessment of your Warehouse Accident Claim.

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Dawn Humphries
Dawn Humphries
Partner
Personal Injury
Debbie Humphries
Debbie Humphries
Partner
Personal Injury
Phillip Roberts
Phillip Roberts
Partner
Personal Injury
Isabella Drummond
Isabella Drummond
Paralegal Apprentice
Personal Injury | Medical Negligence
Lauren McCarthy
Lauren McCarthy
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Helen Gale
Helen Gale
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Kelly Gibbons
Kelly Gibbons
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Claudia Booth
Claudia Booth
Trainee Solicitor
Personal Injury
Amy Burgoyne
Amy Burgoyne
Legal Support Assistant
Personal Injury
Karen Clarke
Karen Clarke
Associate Legal Executive (FCILEX)
Personal Injury
Phyllis Smith
Phyllis Smith
Senior Litigation Assistant
Personal Injury
Alexander Spanner
Alexander Spanner
Solicitor
Personal Injury
Sophie Speirs
Sophie Speirs
Trainee Solicitor
Personal Injury
Morgan Thompson
Morgan Thompson
Legal Assistant
Personal Injury
Cameron Petch
Cameron Petch
Paralegal Apprentice
Personal Injury
Jo Kneller
Jo Kneller
Solicitor
Personal Injury
Sarah Martin
Sarah Martin
Costs Draftsman
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
Mandy Mason
Mandy Mason
Chartered Legal Executive (FCILEX)
Personal Injury
Jane Miles
Jane Miles
Associate Solicitor
Personal Injury
Andrew Morris
Andrew Morris
Trainee Costs Draftsman
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
Miriam Homer
Miriam Homer
Solicitor
Personal Injury
David Hughes
David Hughes
Costs Manager
Medical Negligence | Personal Injury
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Injuries Sustained to Non Dominant Ring Finger

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Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Damages Awarded After Claimant Fell From Ladder

The claimant fractured his neck after falling from a ladder whilst spraying a wasp’s nest through a long lance and wea...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Claimant Awarded £1m After Work Accident

The claimant required major reconstructive surgery and extensive rehabilitation. The claimant suffered complete loss of ...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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£5,000 for Work Shoulder Injury

The claimant had not received training from his employers in the use of the truck, nor in manual handling....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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£1m for Claimant Blinded at Work

The Serious Injury Claim settlement made provision for the fact the claimant suffered complete loss of earnings capacity...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Falling Machinery Causes Accident at Work

As the piece of machinery was being laid down to a horizontal position, the weight overcame all involved causing the mac...
28 Jul 2023
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Case Study
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Injuries Sustained to Non Dominant Ring Finger

The claimant worked for a firm of solicitors and sustained injuries to her non dominant ring finger when using a ladder ...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
Case Study
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Damages Awarded After Claimant Fell From Ladder

The claimant fractured his neck after falling from a ladder whilst spraying a wasp’s nest through a long lance and wea...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Claimant Awarded £1m After Work Accident

The claimant required major reconstructive surgery and extensive rehabilitation. The claimant suffered complete loss of ...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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£5,000 for Work Shoulder Injury

The claimant had not received training from his employers in the use of the truck, nor in manual handling....
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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£1m for Claimant Blinded at Work

The Serious Injury Claim settlement made provision for the fact the claimant suffered complete loss of earnings capacity...
Dawn Humphries • 26 Feb 2024
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Falling Machinery Causes Accident at Work

As the piece of machinery was being laid down to a horizontal position, the weight overcame all involved causing the mac...
28 Jul 2023
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