Could I Claim For Injuries Caused By A Roll Cage Trolley Accident?

This is a guide on when you could make a personal injury claim following a roll cage trolley accident. Roll cage trolleys provide a way to transport goods in several settings, including a factory, warehouse, retail store or supermarket, for deliveries and in storage facilities. Therefore, you could potentially have an accident as an employee or as a member of the public. In this guide, we will explain what could cause a roll cage accident and the eligibility criteria you must meet to bring forward a personal injury case

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How To Claim For Injuries Caused By A Roll Cage Trolley Accident

Also, we will look at the duty of care that every employer owes their employees and how, when this is breached, they could be responsible for injuries sustained in an accident at work. Additionally, we will look at the duty of care that the party responsible for a public place owes its visitors and the relevant legislation outlining this. 

Our guide explains how long after an accident at work you can make a claim. Furthermore, we will look at the different types of compensation that you could be eligible to receive and how choosing to work with a No Win No Fee solicitor could benefit you.

If you have any questions about making a personal injury claim, please don’t hesitate to contact our team of advisors, who are available 24/7 to answer your queries and provide free legal advice. 

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  1. I Was Injured In A Roll Cage Trolley Accident, Could I Claim Compensation?
  2. Examples of Roll Cage Accidents
  3. What Injuries Could A Roll Cage Trolley Accident Cause?
  4. What Is The Limitation Period For Personal Injury Claims?
  5. I Had A Roll Cage Trolley Accident, What Payout Could I Receive?
  6. Talk To Us About Using A No Win No Fee Solicitor

I Was Injured In A Roll Cage Trolley Accident, Could I Claim Compensation?

You could be eligible to make a compensation claim if you sustained injuries in a roll cage trolley accident caused by a third-party breaching their duty of care. You must meet the following eligibility requirements: 

  • A third-party owed you a duty of care.
  • They breached this duty of care.
  • As a result of this breach, you sustained either physical or psychological injuries in an accident.

This is the definition of negligence, which forms the basis of a valid personal injury claim.

The Health and Safety at Work etc. Act 1974 lays out an employer’s duty of care. They must take reasonably practicable steps to ensure your safety in the workplace. This includes providing proper training to employees and carrying out risk assessments. 

The Occupiers’ Liability Act 1957 lays out the duty of care that those in control of a public space owe their visitors. They must take steps to ensure your reasonable safety. This involves carrying out risk assessments and ensuring maintenance and repairs are performed within the correct time frame.

Please contact our team of advisors to discuss making a claim if a third party has breached a duty of care they owed you, leading to you sustaining injuries.

Examples of Roll Cage Accidents

Roll cage trolleys can increase in weight when transporting goods and are tall in height. Therefore, employers could be at risk of sustaining injuries in a manual handling accident, and the public could be at risk of being hit by a falling object. 

The Health and Safety Executive (HSE) provides a guide on the safe transport of roll cages, which lists different ways injuries could arise when using this equipment. For example, repetitive loading and unloading of roll cages and getting hands trapped when assembling or dismantling cages.

Other examples of how a roll cage trolley accident could occur include:

  • A roll cage may have been loaded unevenly and topple over, falling on top of an employee or member of the public.
  • An employee may lose control of the roll cage as one of the wheels is faulty, causing it to collide with a person.

What Injuries Could A Roll Cage Trolley Accident Cause?

Injuries that could be caused by a roll cage trolley accident include the following: 

Injuries can be physical and psychological; you can claim for either should you meet the aforementioned eligibility requirements. 

What Is The Limitation Period For Personal Injury Claims?

When making a personal injury claim for a roll cage trolley accident, there are time limits that you must adhere to. The Limitation Act 1980 states that you generally have three years to begin your claim from the date of your accident or from the date you gained knowledge of negligence in connection with your injuries. 

There are exceptions to these limitations:

  • In the case that a person lacks the mental capacity to claim.
  • In the case that a person was under eighteen at the time of the accident.

If you would like to enquire about either of these exceptions in connection to your case, speak to one of our advisors. They can provide insight into whether your claim is within the relevant time limits.

I Had A Roll Cage Trolley Accident, What Payout Could I Receive?

You may be eligible to receive a payout after sustaining injuries in a roll cage trolley accident due to a third party breaching their duty of care. This payout can be divided into up to two heads of claim: general and special damages.

General damages covers the pain and suffering caused by your injuries. This can be either physical or psychological. We have created the table below containing guideline compensation brackets for different injuries. These have been taken from the Judicial College Guidelines (JCG), updated for 2022, which personal injury solicitors can also use to assist them in valuing the general damages portion of a claim. 

Type of Injury Severity Notes Potential Compensation Amounts
Brain Damage Very Severe (a) There will be little evidence of, if any, meaningful response to the person’s environment. Full time nursing care will be necessary. £282,010 to £403,990
Brain Damage Moderately Severe (b) The person will substantially depend on others as they will be very seriously disabled. Constant care will be necessary. £219,070 to £282,010
Brain Damage Moderate (c)(iii) Concentration and memory will be impacted. The person’s ability to work will be reduced. £43,060 to £90,720
Back Injury Severe (a)(i) The most severe back injuries that involve damage to the spinal cord and nerve roots which together, lead to a mixture of very serious consequences. £91,090 to £160,980
Back Injury Moderate (b)(ii) This bracket includes disturbed ligaments and muscles leading to backache. £12,510 to £27,760
Foot Injury Amputation (b) One foot is amputated with the loss of the ankle joint. £83,960 to £109,650
Arm Injury Serious (b) This bracket includes injuries leading to permanent and substantial disablement, such as serious fractures of the forearm(s). £39,170 to £59,860
Hand Injury Severe Fractures to Fingers (f) Fingers are fractured which could lead to partial amputations causing reduced mechanical function, impairment of grip and deformity. Up to £36,740
Hand Injury Less Serious (g) This bracket can include a severe crush injury that leads to significantly impaired function despite the person having undergone operative treatment or where there will be no future surgery. £14,450 to £29,000
Neck Injury Moderate (b)(ii) This bracket includes soft tissue injuries, wrenching injuries and disc lesions of a more severe type that result in further problems. £13,740 to £24,990

These amounts are a guide and not an exact representation of what will be awarded for a successful claim.

What Financial Losses Could You Be Compensated For?

In addition to general damages, you may also be eligible to receive compensation under special damages. This head of claim compensates you for the financial losses you suffered due to your injuries.

Examples of potential financial losses and the evidence you could provide as proof include: 

  • Payslips showing a loss of earnings
  • Invoices proving the cost of home adaptations
  • Public transport tickets to illustrate the cost of travel

If you would like an estimate of the amount of personal injury compensation that you may be eligible to receive, please speak to one of our advisors.

Talk To Us About Using A No Win No Fee Solicitor

When making a claim for a roll cage trolley accident, you may choose to use the services of a solicitor. A solicitor could offer to work on your case under a No Win No Fee agreement. One type of these agreements is called a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA). 

A CFA typically means that you will not pay for your solicitor’s services if your claim is unsuccessful. Nor will you pay for these services upfront or throughout the duration of an ongoing claim. If your claim is successful, your solicitor can take a success fee. This is a small percentage deducted from the compensation. The legislation caps this amount.

For more information on entering into a No Win No Fee agreement, please get in touch with our advisors, who have access to our panel of experienced solicitors.

For a consultation, you can: 

  • Call on 0800 408 7825
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  • Use our live chat feature to speak to our advisors immediately.

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Thank you for reading our guide on pursuing personal injury compensation for injuries sustained in a roll cage trolley accident. If you have any questions, contact our team using the details provided above. 

Article by MA

Edited by EI/ EX