Forklift Truck Accident Injury Claim
Figures from hse.gov show that 24% of accidents at work that involve a vehicle are from forklift trucks. In a high proportion of forklift truck injuries, it is not the driver that gets injured. It is more often than not those who are working near or around the fork lift who sustain the injuries.
As these vehicles are very heavy, and the drivers can have a restricted view, injuries sustained from a forklift truck can be extremely serious.
There are many things which can contribute to a forklift truck accident but here are the most common:
- Insufficient training given to forklift operators
- The volume of people in areas the forklift is being used
- Poor maintenance of forklift trucks
- Age of the forklifts
- Narrow, crowded or cluttered aisles
- The condition of the loading dock
- Poor lighting
- Obstructions at doors and intersections
Employers need to ensure they implement and follow appropriate health and safety procedures to protect employees. If they fail to do this and an accident occurs the employer becomes liable and the employee can claim work injury compensation.
Forklift Truck Work Injury Compensation
If you have suffered an injury whilst using or working near a forklift Mayiclaim can help you claim the compensation you deserve.
We aim to make our accident injury claim process as stress free as possible. Our experienced team, along with highly experienced solicitors will ensure your claim is dealt with in a speedy and professional manner.
The compensation you could receive will cover many things including loss of earnings, travel expenses, medical bills and any other related costs.
Our nationwide solicitors also work on a no-win-no-fee basis. Therefore, if for any reason we are unsuccessful, you will not be burdened with expensive legal fees.
If you have ever been injured in a forklift accident and believe it was somebody else’s fault, you should contact us directly on Freephone 0800 756 7774.
Alternatively fill out our Quick Claim Form and one of our fully trained friendly advisors will call you back. They will be able to offer you helpful advice and a free consultation about your circumstances.
If you then decide to proceed we will assign you a specialist solicitor with a wealth of forklift accident experience.