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Claiming Against DHL

DHL is an international courier and mail service. This means that there are lots of different moving parts and areas of work that are involved in the DHL process. This also sadly means that there are a lot of different possible ways that an accident could occur.  

For example, you could be a civilian who is involved in an accident with a DHL delivery driver. You could be a DHL delivery driver who has been injured due to the negligent practices of your company.  

You could be involved in an accident while working at a DHL warehouse. No matter where and how you have been injured in an accident relating to DHL, you could be able to claim compensation. To find out more about how to claim for an accident that wasn’t your fault, speak to Jefferies Solicitors today. 

Contact us today on 0800 342 3206 or through our online form. 

Delivery Driver Accidents  

If you’ve been injured as a delivery driver, you could be able to claim compensation as a result. If you were a driver on the road who was injured by a DHL delivery driver in a road traffic accident, you could also be able to claim compensation against DHL. 

The type of accidents that you could be involved in as a DHL driver will range across a large amount of road traffic accidents. These accidents could include:  

  • Colliding with a cyclist 
  • Colliding with another vehicle  
  • Mechanical faults with your vehicle (which would likely lead to the claim being against your employer’s insurance) 
  • Being hit by a lorry  
  • Problems due to faults in the road, such as a pothole (this would likely lead to your claim being against the local council) 

If you have been involved in a road traffic accident while working, you could be able to claim compensation as a result. The amount of compensation that you can claim will depend upon the specific details of your case and injuries.  

Warehouse Accidents 

If you are a warehouse worker for DHL, there is also a chance that you could be involved in an accident. You could also be employed by another company other than DHL, who is contracted by them. Either way, if you are involved in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you will be able to claim compensation as a result. You should speak to a personal injury solicitor to find out how much compensation you can claim as a result.  

Warehouse accidents is a general term that covers a lot of different accident types. These accidents could include:  

  • Falling from height. 
  • Being crushed by machinery. 
  • Falling objects hitting you. 
  • Tripping over an item that is blocking a walkway. 
  • Tripping over wires that aren’t properly stuck down.  
  • Being hurt by a heavy door.  
  • Falling through an unstable area of the floor.  
  • Forklift accidents.  

If you’ve been injured in any of the accident types listed above or another type of accident, you could be able to claim compensation as a result. To find out how much compensation you can claim, you should speak to a personal injury solicitor directly who can assess your claim and determine it directly. 

Your employer should ensure that certain health and safety standards are being followed in your warehouse. These health and safety standards follow the rules outlined by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE). These guidelines are outlined here. If you feel like your employer is failing to keep you safe in the workplace, you should raise this with your manager.  

Other Accidents 

You may work for DHL and you may have been injured in a personal injury accident type that isn’t listed here. No matter what the accident is that you have been involved in if it wasn’t your fault, you should be able to claim compensation as a result. Speak to our personal injury solicitors to determine whether you can claim for your specific accident.  

DHL Amount Of Compensation 

The amount of compensation that you can claim will depend upon the specific details of your case. This amount of compensation is calculated by looking at two specific categories: general damages and special damages. 

General Damages 

The pain and suffering that your injuries have caused is the main factor that is used to determine how much compensation you are owed. This will usually be determined by undergoing a medical examination, from which a report is created that outlines the length of time the injuries will take to heal as well as their severity. 

Our compensation calculator gives an indication of how much you might be entitled to based upon your injuries. Jefferies Solicitors will take these different details about your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded. 

Special Damages 

Compensation also takes into account any financial losses that you might have suffered as a result of your injuries, such as a loss of earnings due to being unable to return to work.  

If you have had to pay for treatment or travel to treatment, compensation may also be able to cover this as well. Therefore, you should keep any receipts or other documents that help to outline the extent of your financial losses, as caused by your condition. 

Except for children, there is a three-year time limit on making a personal injury claim. This time limit begins from the date that the accident occurred. You should contact a personal injury solicitor as soon as possible to assess your case.

Contact Jefferies Solicitors 

Our experts at Jefferies Solicitors are well experienced in dealing with a range of different case types. We understand how traumatic sustaining an injury or developing an illness can be and so we want to make the process of claiming compensation as stress-free as possible. No matter exactly where you are located throughout England and Wales, we can help you. 

At first, we will need some initial details about the specifics of your injuries and how this has impacted your life. Contact us today on 0800 342 3206 or through our online form to get started. A member of our team will quickly be in touch to discuss your case, confidentiality is ensured with all our clients.