First Personal Injury

First Personal Injury

January 18, 2010 03:00 ET

First Personal Injury: Warehouse Accident Claims Success

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 18, 2010) - According to a report compiled by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), in 2007/08 there were 10,000 work related accidents reported by the storage, warehousing and road haulage industries in the U.K. Over 1700 of these accidents were classed as major injuries such as fractures and amputations.

Accident Claims Solicitors First Personal Injury are keen to remind the public that employers have a responsibility to protect their employees, contractors and visitors from work related accidents and injuries. They must provide workers with the necessary tools, machinery and safety wear to carry out their job and they must maintain work equipment in a safe condition. They must also ensure the workplace is always safe and tidy to reduce the risk of a work related accident.

Typical injuries caused by accidents in warehouses are fractures to wrists, arms and legs caused by falls from unsuitable ladders, crushing injuries caused by being struck or run over by a forklift truck and head injuries caused by being struck by the forks or the load.

The First Personal Injury team of specialist solicitor's deal with many personal injury claims from people who work in warehouses and recently they won £2500 in damages for a warehouse operative. The man was pulling a cage on wheels when the load became unstable and his right hand became stuck between a metal bar and the cage causing a contusion to his right hand and sprain to his right elbow.

Due to the injuries sustained in the accident at work, the thirty four year old man from Derbyshire had reduced mobility in both his hand and elbow and needed assistance with various activities. He was absent from work for approximately 10 weeks and on return he suffered from discomfort for a further few weeks.

First Personal Injury arranged medical assistance for the injured man and his doctor gave a prognosis for recovery of 9 to 12 months post accident in relation to his hand injuries.  

Michael Jefferies of accident claims solicitors, First Personal Injury commented: "Work related accidents are all too frequent as we can see from the statistics. Workplaces can be the scene of many work related accidents including machinery accidents, serious falls and transport accidents. If you've had a work related accident, we can help. We will pursue work related accident claims from start to finish making sure our clients win the compensation they are entitled to. When a client makes a work related accident claim, their employment need not be affected. This is money that is rightfully theirs. In the first instance telephone First Personal Injury for advice on making a claim for compensation on 0800 014 1629 or complete one of our online accident claim forms at

First Personal Injury operates on a no win no fee** basis which means you do not pay for our legal services whether you win or lose and you will receive 100% of the compensation awarded to you."

About First Personal Injury

First Personal Injury is a trading name of Jefferies LLP one of the UK's leading personal injury law firms. Jefferies LLP has over 16 years experience in personal injury accident claims. They have won justice and personal injury compensation for tens of thousands of people all over the country from its base in Altrincham, South Manchester. The firm deals with all levels of personal injury claims - from minor to catastrophic.

**In limited circumstances, fees may be charged when your claim is not successful. These specific limited circumstances are set out in our No Win No Fee Agreement. In addition, if you fail to attend a medical appointment arranged for you, the doctor may charge a non-attendance fee.

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