Forklift Truck Accident Claims
If you have sustained an injury at work while operating or working close to a forklift truck and the accident was caused by the negligence of another party, we can help you to claim the compensation to which you are entitled.
Our talented team of solicitors will provide advice and guidance throughout the claims process, ensuring you receive the maximum compensation that you deserve. Compensation will help you to rebuild your life following an accident at work, and pay for any rehabilitation you require.
How JMW Can Help You Make a Claim
Our solicitors understand the devastating impact that a forklift truck accident can cause, which is why we will do our utmost to ensure the claims process is as stress-free as possible.
We have dealt with a wide variety of forklift accident claims, including cases involving:
- Items falling from high-level racking to injure somebody
- A load falling from a forklift and hitting somebody
- A truck driving over and crushing somebody’s foot
- Collisions between a truck and a person, an object or another vehicle
- A truck toppling over on an unsuitable surface, such as a steep slope or pothole
- Careless driving or travelling at an unsuitable speed
No matter how your injury was caused, if you believe it was due to somebody else’s negligence, you may be entitled to claim compensation.
How Much Compensation Can I Claim For a Forklift Truck Accident?
Forklift trucks accidents can vary in severity, but can cause serious injuries to drivers and those working alongside them; they can cause broken bones, crush injuries and internal organ damage if you’re unfortunate enough to be caught in a collision, or if an unsecured load falls onto you, or the forklift itself tips over.
The amount of compensation you can claim will be determined based on the injuries you sustained, your expected recovery time, and any financial losses you may incur, including any changes you need to make to your lifestyle.
The figures below provide a rough guide of how much you might be able to claim for an injury in a factory, based on the Judicial College Injury Tables. For a more accurate calculation of how much you could be able to claim, based on the specifics of your case, get in touch with the team today. We can give you a precise estimate that takes into account all of the details about your injury and circumstances.
|Very severe permanent foot injury||£33,460 - £87,410|
|Severe injury to one or both feet||£33,460 - £55,830|
|Serious foot injury||£19,920 - £31,250|
|Severe leg injury without amputation||£76,730 - £108,370|
|Very serious leg injury leaving permanent problems||£43,710 - £67,410|
|Serious leg injury leaving permanent problems||£31,250 - £43,710|
|Severe crushing injury and serious or complicated leg fractures||£21,100 - £29,800|
|Extensive fractures causing serious long-term problems||£62,490 - £104,370|
|Hip or pelvis fractures causing long-term problems||£49,350 - £62,490|
|Hip or pelvis fractures needing surgery||£31,220 - £41,860|
|Significant hip or pelvis injury without serious permanent damage||£21,200 - £31,220|
|Significant hip or pelvis injury leaving some long-term problems||£10,040 - £21,200|
|Hip or pelvis injury leaving minimal or no long-term problems||£3,150 - £10,040|
A financial reward will compensate you for the pain and suffering caused by your injuries, and will also help to support you while you are recovering. Compensation can cover the cost of unexpected medical bills, rehabilitation and any required care from family and friends. In addition, compensation will cover any time you have taken off work due to your injury.
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What Are My Employer’s Responsibilities?
Employers are legally required to ensure that forklift trucks can manoeuvre around a workplace easily. There should be clearly marked areas that separate vehicles from pedestrians, and protective barriers should be placed near entrances and exits. Doors should also have transparent panels so that staff can clearly see oncoming traffic.
All employees must undergo the relevant training to be able to drive a forklift truck and must be provided with suitable personal protective equipment, such as high-visibility jackets, hard hats and safety boots.
If your employer has failed in their duty to keep you protected from the dangers of forklift trucks, JMW Solicitors can help you to claim compensation.