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Forklift Truck Accident Claims
If you have been injured at work by a forklift truck and the accident was caused by somebody else’s negligence, you will be entitled to compensation. Making a claim can help to cover the cost of an injury by compensating you for lost earnings, medical bills and any other expenses you may have as a result of your injury.
JMW’s talented team of solicitors will provide advice and guidance throughout the claims process to ensure you receive the maximum amount of compensation possible. Our aim is to help you get the compensation you deserve, and ensure you are able to access the support you need to make a full recovery.
To speak to one of our personal injury specialists about a forklift truck accident you have been involved in, call us today on 0800 054 6570. Alternatively, fill in our online enquiry form and let us know a suitable time to get back to you.
What Our Clients Say
Forklift trucks are to blame for many serious accidents at work. They are often operated in close proximity to people and realistically require a great deal of workplace risk assessment to allow them to operate in a safe environment. Employees must undergo intensive training to understand the great care and diligence it requires to drive and operate a truck, and employers need to adhere to strict health and safety regulations to keep workers safe. Unfortunately, this does not always happen and accidents can occur as a result.
There are many ways that forklift trucks can cause an accident which may lead to an injury. The most common causes include:
- Causing items to fall off high-level racking onto somebody
- A load falling off a forklift and striking somebody
- Driving over and crushing somebody’s foot
- Directly hitting somebody or another vehicle
- Toppling over an unsuitable surface, such as a steep slope or pothole
- Hitting other equipment onto somebody with a forklift
- Driving carelessly and/or at an unsuitable speed
Employers are legally required to ensure forklift trucks can manoeuvre around a workplace easily. There should be clearly marked areas separating vehicles from pedestrians, protective barriers should be placed near entrances and exits, and doors should have transparent panels to 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, such as by not following the above requirements, you can make a claim for compensation with JMW.
We can help you claim compensation for injuries caused by the negligence of another person. Your injury may have led to considerable disruption in your life; it may have resulted in time off work, costly medical bills or requirement of suitable physiotherapy to assist your recovery.
Helping you get the compensation you deserve means ensuring additional costs, like the ones we’ve outlined above, as well as securing compensation for your pain and suffering.