ARKANSAS WAREHOUSE INJURY ATTORNEY
Filing a Work Injury Claim After a Warehouse Accident
While any employee faces certain risks on the job, certain workers are more susceptible to workplace accidents and injuries than others. Due to the nature of their work, warehouse employees are some of the most at-risk of on-the-job and work-related injuries in the United States.
If you were injured in a warehouse accident in Arkansas, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other damages. Depending on the specifics of your situation, you may be entitled to file a workers’ compensation claim or a third-party work injury lawsuit.
At Caddell Reynolds Law Firm, we help injured workers, including warehouse employees, fight for fair compensation when on-the-job injuries put them in the hospital and/or out of work. Our goal is to maximize your recovery and help you get back on your feet, all while providing the dedicated, personal attention you deserve and the aggressive legal advocacy you need.
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Common Warehouse Accidents & Injuries
Warehouse environments often involve numerous individuals working at a fast pace, utilizing potentially dangerous equipment, machinery, and tools and working with a large inventory of products. The hazardous nature of this work lends itself to a high rate of warehouse accidents and injuries.
Some of the most common warehouse accidents and injuries include:
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Falls from heights
- Machinery/equipment failures
- Fires and explosions
- Crush and caught-between injuries
- Being struck by falling objects
- Forklift accidents
- Scaffolding accidents
- Loading dock accidents
- Repetitive stress injuries
- Overexertion injuries
- Exposure to harmful/toxic substances
- Pallet rack collapses
These are just some examples, but warehouse employees can be injured in numerous other types of accidents while carrying out duties covered in the scope of their employment. In most cases, warehouse accidents and injuries are entirely preventable.
How Do Warehouse Accidents Happen?
Because of the inherently dangerous nature of the job, warehouse workers and supervisors are required to follow set safety regulations. These regulations cover everything from how materials should be stored on pallet racks to how to properly clean up spills to how to handle hazardous substances. Unfortunately, workers, supervisors, and others do not always follow these regulations. This can—and does—lead to devastating accidents.
The most common causes of warehouse accidents include:
- Negligent hiring and/or supervision
- Safety violations
- Defective equipment, tools, and/or machinery
- Lack of proper/adequate training
- Failure to identify/remove hazards
- Slippery surfaces and tripping hazards
- Vehicle accidents
- Poor lighting
- Improper signage
- Failure to provide adequate PPE (personal protective equipment)
While many warehouse accidents are covered by workers’ compensation, injured employees may need to step outside the workers’ comp system in some circumstances to recover the full compensation they are entitled to. This may be the case if the worker’s employer is not liable or if a third party’s negligence caused or contributed to the accident, such as in the case of a defective product.
Fighting to Help You Get Back on Your Feet
At Caddell Reynolds Law Firm, we understand how a warehouse accident or work-related injury can significantly impact nearly every aspect of your life. Not only do you need ongoing medical treatment, but you likely are also facing weeks or even months off work. If your injuries are catastrophic, you could even be unable to return to work at all. This can lead to serious financial strain, both for you and your family.
Our Arkansas warehouse accident lawyers’ goal is to help you get back on your feet by maximizing your recovery, whether through a workers’ compensation claim or third-party injury lawsuit. With over a century of combined legal experience, we have an in-depth understanding of the process, as well as the many challenges injured workers face. Most importantly, we know how to help you overcome those challenges.
When you choose Caddell Reynolds Law Firm, you get a team of dedicated attorneys, legal professionals, and professional support staff all working together to help you navigate the legal process and get back on your feet. We offer personal attention and aggressive advocacy you can trust, and we never collect any attorneys’ fees unless/until we recover compensation for you.
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