In this guide, we will explore when you could be eligible to begin a personal injury claim following a roll cage trolley accident at work. There are a set of criteria that need to be met in order for you to be eligible to seek compensation for your injuries. We will discuss these further throughout our guide.
Additionally, we will explore the different steps you could take as part of the personal injury claims process, including gathering evidence and seeking legal representation.
Furthermore, you can find information on personal injury settlements, including what they can consist of and how they are calculated.
Finally, this guide will discuss the ways in which a solicitor from our panel can help you seek compensation and how they could offer their services on a No Win No Fee basis.
If you have any other questions, please get in touch with an advisor. They can discuss your potential accident at work claim and help you understand whether you’re eligible for personal injury compensation. To get in touch:
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In order to begin a personal injury claim following a roll cage trolley accident at work, it’s important that you’re able to show:
- Your employer owed you a duty of care,
- They breached this duty of care,
- This breach led to your injury, which could be physical, emotional, or both.
The criteria laid out above defines negligence, for which you could seek personal injury compensation.
Employers owe a duty of care to their employees to take steps that are both reasonable and practicable in order to prevent them from sustaining injuries in whilst at work. This is outlined in the Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974. A failure to uphold their duty of care could lead to you becoming injured at work. If you meet the criteria, you could pursue a claim against your employer for the harm you sustained.
However, you also need to ensure you start legal proceedings within the limitation period laid out in the Limitation Act 1980. This states that you generally have three years to begin your claim from the accident date. However, exceptions can apply to this time limit in some circumstances.
To learn more about your eligibility to claim and how long you have to do so, please contact our team on the number above.
According to the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), roll cage trolleys, which can be used to move goods around a factory, warehouse or retail store, can result in different injuries such as crush injuries and limbs being trapped. There are several ways a roll cage trolley accident could occur and lead to different types of injuries. For example:
- A trolley may be overloaded causing items to topple over and cause an employee to sustain a head injury in a warehouse accident.
- There may be a fault with a trolley, such as a defective wheel or break, as a result it topples over and causes an employee to sustain a crushed rib injury.
- An employer may have failed to provide an employee with adequate training to use a roll cage trolley. As a result, they use the equipment incorrectly when pushing or pulling it up or down a slope causing them to sustain a soft tissue injury to their back or neck.
It’s important to note that not all accidents and injuries that occur in the workplace will form the basis of a valid personal injury claim.
To discuss whether you could be eligible to seek compensation for the harm you experienced due to an employer breaching the duty of care they owed you, please speak with an advisor by calling the number above.
In order to support your workplace injury claim, you need to prove that the injuries you sustained in a roll cage trolley accident were caused by an employer breaching their duty of care. Evidence can help to strengthen your claim and prove liability. As such, it may be beneficial for you to gather:
- Copies of your medical records
- The contact details of any witnesses
- CCTV footage of the accident
- Photographs of your injuries
- A copy of the incident report from the accident book at work
If you need any assistance when gathering evidence to support your personal injury claim, you can get in touch with an advisor. They may be able to connect you with a solicitor from our panel who can use their experience with accident at work claims to help you seek compensation.
For more information on the services they could offer, please get in touch on the number above.
Personal injury payouts awarded following a successful workplace accident claim will consist of compensation for the pain and suffering you experienced due to your injuries. Consideration will also be given to the overall impact your injuries have had on your quality of life. This compensation is awarded under general damages.
In order to calculate the value of your injuries, solicitors can use the guideline award figures from the Judicial College Guidelines to help them. We have included some of these amounts in the table below. However, as each settlement will differ depending on the unique circumstances of your case, you should only use these as a guide.
|Head Injuries||Very Severe||£282,010 to £403,990||The person will show little, if any, meaningful response to their environment and will have little or no language function. They will also need full-time care.|
|Head Injuries||Moderately Severe||£219,070 to £282,010||The person will have a very serious disability and will be substantially dependent on others. They will need constant professional care.|
|Leg Injuries||Severe (i)||£96,250 to £135,920||Injuries such as fractures that have not united and extensive bone grafting has been needed.|
|Arm Injuries||Severe||£96,160 to £130,930||A serious brachial plexus injury that leaves the injured person little better off than if they had lost their arm completely.|
|Back Injuries||Moderate (ii)||£12,510 to £27,760||Injuries such as ligament and muscle disturbance.|
|Ankle Injuries||Moderate||£13,740 to £26,590||Less serious disabilities, such as difficulty walking on uneven ground, from fractures, ligamentous tears and other similar injuries.|
|Ankle Injuries||Modest||Up to £13,740||Less serious, minor or undisplaced fractures, sprains and injuries to the ligaments.|
|Foot Injuries||Moderate||£13,740 to £24,990||Permanent deformity and ongoing symptoms from displaced metatarsal fractures.|
|Foot Injuries||Modest||Up to £13,740||Ongoing symptoms, such as a permanent limp, pain and aching from injuries such as a simple metatarsal fracture or ruptured ligaments.|
|Chest Injuries||Serious Pain and Disability||Up to £3,950||Rib fracture or soft tissue injury that causes serious pain and disability over a period of weeks.|
Special Damages In Personal Injury Claims
You could also receive compensation for the financial losses you experienced due to your injuries. This is awarded under special damages and can cover the cost of:
- Domestic care
- Time taken off work
- Home adaptations
You will need to provide evidence of these losses in order to claim them back, such as receipts and payslips.
For a more personalised estimate of the compensation you could be awarded for injuries sustained in a roll cage trolley accident following a successful claim, get in touch on the number above.
When making an accident at work claim, you may find it beneficial to do so with help from a No Win No Fee solicitor on our panel. They may offer you a contract that allows you to avoid paying upfront or ongoing fees for their services. This contract is called a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA).
Working with a solicitor under a CFA also means you won’t pay for the work they have completed on your case if it fails.
However, if your claim is a success, you will pay your solicitor a success fee from your compensation. This has a legal cap ensuring you cannot be overcharged.
For more information on making a personal injury claim for a roll cage trolley accident at work, please speak with an advisor from our team. They can provide additional guidance on eligibility, time limits and accident at work compensation.
Additionally, they can perform a free case assessment and if they find you to have a legitimate claim, they could connect you with a solicitor from our panel.
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For more information on workplace accident claims:
- Learn whether you could claim for a broken toe after an accident at work.
- Read about making a claim as an agency worker after an accident at work.
- Find out if you could claim for injuries sustained in a forklift accident.
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If you have any other questions about making a personal injury claim following a roll cage trolley accident at work, contact an advisor on the number above.
Written by LP
Edited by MMI