Claims Against Amazon
Do you work in a warehouse or are you an ex-employee who has suffered a warehouse accident? If you have been injured due to an accident that wasn’t your fault, you could be entitled to claim compensation.
It doesn’t matter whether you were directly employed by a warehouse or were working as a contractor for an agency. If your injuries were caused by working conditions and failings in health and safety by the warehouse company or negligence on their part, then you could be eligible to claim compensation.
Contact the claims experts
Jefferies Solicitors have over 25 years’ experience in dealing with compensation claims. If you have suffered an injury because of an accident that wasn’t your fault, we can help you. We’ll guide you every step of the way and help you win the compensation you are entitled to.
Amazon Warehouse Accident Claims
As an employer, warehouses have a duty of care towards all its staff, whether directly employed, agency workers or privately hired contractors. This means that they have to provide a safe and suitable working environment. If they fail to follow health and safety procedures and this causes an accident, they could be held legally liable for any injuries sustained and may have to pay compensation
At Jefferies, we have expert personal injury solicitors that can help you claim compensation if you have been injured while working in a warehouse.
Our clients often receive compensation pay-outs for warehouse injuries. What’s more, we offer every client a no win no fee service. This means that you don’t have to take any financial risks by paying upfront to make your claim.
If you do have legitimate grounds on which to make a warehouse injury claim, we will make an estimate and let you know how much compensation your injuries could be worth.
Types of Warehouse Injuries IN CLAIMS AGAINST AMAZON
Some of the common ways injuries are sustained by warehouse workers can include, but are not limited to:
- Falls from ladders
- Forklift truck-related injuries
- Manual handling injuries
- Racking and storage injuries
- Slips, trips and falls
- Working temperatures and cold injuries
- 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
Some of the common injuries that are sustained by warehouse workers can include, but are not limited to:
- Crush injuries – from falling objects, racking and forklift trucks.
- Back injuries – workers often suffer back injuries due to manual handling accidents or falls.
- Chemical burns – from employers not providing the right Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and training.
If you have suffered an injury due to a warehouse accident at work, that you believe was not your fault, you might be able to claim. Call our experts today for a no-obligation discussion to find out if you can claim.
HOW DOES THE CLAIMS PROCESS WORK?
At Jefferies Solicitors, once we have carried out an initial consultation, we will take care of the paperwork required to get your case underway.
A letter will be sent to you following an initial consultation with your solicitor. This will be a summary of the discussion you had and will confirm that they are happy to take on your case. It will highlight who will be your contact and estimate how long the process will take. The letter will also detail how you will be funding the case and an estimate of costs. If you need to provide any further information this will also be included.
A letter will then be sent to the defendant, providing details of the accident. The defendant has a fixed period in which they can reply and in their reply, they must state whether or not they are denying or accepting liability for your injuries. If they do accept liability, your solicitor will endeavour to settle the case out of court.
AMOUNT OF COMPENSATION IN CLAIMS AGAINST AMAZON
All personal injury cases are unique and so the amount of compensation that is awarded in each case is also unique. The amount of compensation that is awarded is determined by looking at two specific factors – general damages and special 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 relating to your injury into account when calculating how much compensation you should be awarded, which will then be put forward to the opposing side and the judge.
However, 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 accident/injuries.
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.
Start your claim AGAINST AMAZON today
If you think you might have a case for a warehouse accident claim, please contact us for informal advice. We operate on a no win, no fee basis.
Start your compensation claim with Jefferies Solicitors today. You can either call us free on 0800 342 3206 or enquire online and one of our team will be in touch with you to discuss your potential personal injury claim in more detail, on an informal and confidential basis.
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