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Hundreds seriously injured at Amazon warehouses

Amazon UK is unfortunately back in the news again for poor working conditions in their warehouses.

Multiple news sources have reported the harrowing serious incidents that take place inside Amazon’s UK Warehouses because of unsafe working practices. New figures show that in three years, 622 reports of serious injury or near misses were sent to the Health and Safety Executive. The number of reports has sadly increased every year.

The injuries included were serious enough to stop someone performing their normal duties for at least seven days, including fractures, amputation, scalping or burning.

Amazon UK Warehouses working practices are becoming worse, and things drastically need to change in order to protect their employees. However, Amazon protest that they are a ‘safe place to work’ But these specific cases contradict that comment:

  • In Manchester, a worker suffered a head injury after a number of boxes fell on them, they were later diagnosed with an inter vertebral disc prolapse.
  • In London, a worker lost consciousness and stopped breathing after a head injury.
  • In Leicestershire, one worker suffered internal bruising after being knocked down and wedged under a heavy goods vehicle.

If you are a past or current Amazon UK Warehouse employee, who has suffered a non-fault Accident at Work in the past three years, you may be entitled to compensation. It doesn’t matter if you were an employee, agency or a contract worker, if your accident was caused by unsafe and poor working conditions at Amazon’s UK Warehouse, Hampson Hughes Solicitors can help you.

Amazon UK has a duty of care to all of its employees to provide a safe working environment. The Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 places a duty on all employers ‘’to ensure, so far as is reasonable practicable, the health, safety and welfare at work of all their employees’’ Amazon UK Warehouse is currently failing to do this, meaning hundreds of warehouse employees are liable for compensation.

Hampson Hughes Solicitors are experts in Personal Injury and have helped recover compensation for thousands of employees who have suffered an Accident at Work. If you feel Amazon UK could have done more to prevent your workplace injury, contact our expert team today. We will be with you every step of the way, guiding you through the process, making it straightforward and easy as possible.

Contact us on 0800 888 6000, info@hampsonhughes.com or via our contact form

Sources: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-45795363

https://news.sky.com/story/hellish-conditions-at-amazon-warehouses-seriously-hurt-hundreds-11936881

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