Accidents at Amazon warehouse claims

Amazon is one of the world’s biggest companies, but that doesn’t mean they can keep all their employees safe. If you’ve suffered an accident in an Amazon warehouse, you might be able to claim compensation.

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Claiming for an Amazon warehouse accident

Amazon warehouses in the UK have seen more than 600 serious injuries or near misses in the past three years, according to an investigation by the GMB Union. Employers have a duty to maintain health and safety in the workplace, and Amazon is not exempt from these laws.

The investigation revealed that the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) received a number of reports of injuries sustained in Amazon warehouses. These included:

  • Head injury after boxes collapsed on the worker
  • Internal bruising after being knocked down and pinned by a heavy goods vehicle
  • A worker suffered a head injury and stopped breathing after being knocked unconscious
  • Fractured hand after catching fingers between station gate and the surrounding support

According to the GMB’s research, between 2016/17 and 2018/19 a total of 622 reports were made to the HSE. The union has also said figures are rising annually, meaning more workers are potentially at risk.

Why make an Amazon accident claim?

Warehouses can be dangerous workplaces, with a lot of hazards present. But companies need to make sure they are doing all they can to keep employees safe.

If you have experienced a preventable accident in an Amazon warehouse and suffered an injury as a result, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

This will help you cover your general living expenses if you have to take time off work. Any compensation you’re awarded can also help you pay for medical treatment of your injury, if you need it.

Making a claim will allow you the time to focus on your recovery while not having to worry about your finances.

How can First4Lawyers help?

We work with specialist accident at work solicitors, who know the law inside and out. They will work hard to build the strongest case possible to help you claim the compensation you’re entitled to after suffering an injury in an Amazon warehouse.

How much compensation will I receive?

The amount of compensation you’re entitled to after an Amazon accident will depend on the type of injury you sustained and the effect it then had on your life.

You will receive compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve been through, as well as any financial losses your injury has caused you. This includes expenses like travel to and from medical appointments and medication.

As an example, a severe finger fracture could receive compensation up to £32,210, while a serious leg injury could see £48,080 awarded. Our compensation calculator can give you a rough idea of what you might be awarded for your injury.

Is there a time limit for making an Amazon accident claim?

In most cases of an accident at work, you will have three years from the date of the accident to make a claim.

As a result, you should begin your claim as soon as possible. This will help ensure you can access evidence, such as CCTV footage, and that the details of the accident are clearer in your mind and the minds of any witnesses.

I think I have a claim – what should I do?

The first thing you should do is focus on feeling better by getting the medical care you need.

You should ensure you keep hold of your medical records and any records showing any money you’ve spent on treatment. Your solicitor could use this to strengthen your case and to help you claim back the cost of the care you needed.

Once you’re on the road to recovery after your Amazon accident, you should contact First4Lawyers. Our compassionate and understanding claims advisors will help you start your no win no fee accident claim. Just give us a call, request a call back or start your claim online.

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