Forklift Truck Accident Claims
Forklift Truck Accidents
Have you been involved in a forklift truck accident that wasn’t your fault?
Working around a forklift trucks comes with its owns set of dangers and your employer should have measures in place to prevent any accidents happening in this scenario.
Some of the most common places that workers have been severely injured or even killed are involving a forklift truck or working with industrial vehicles.
If you have been injured in a work accident within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault then contact us at DIYPI personal injury, we will get you back on the road to recovery as quickly as possible.
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Making a forklift truck accident claim
A forklift is a useful vehicle that makes lifting and moving heavy objects easy. However, the nature of moving heavy objects in an efficient manner comes with its own set of risks.
In order to prevent this, employers should provide training for forklift drivers and have it so that employees and unauthorised personnel aren’t hanging around the forklift yard so they are less likely to become injured by the forklift or any of the objects that have potential to fall from the forklift.
Forklift accidents kill 27 people every year according to A-SAFE, and you are 3 times more likely to be killed at work in the transportation and storage sector.
Since this sector is so dangerous it is imperative that employers are always on top of safety standards and provide training to everyone of their employees and sufficient safety equipment and preventative measures.
If you have been injured whilst working with a forklift truck because not everything was done to ensure your safety, then you can make a claim to gain the compensation you deserve, with the help of our personal injury solicitors.
Did you know?
According to British Safety Council statistics 1,300 are hospitalised each year with serious injuries following forklift accidents.
Forklift are offically the most dangerous form of workplace transport in the country, injuring more people than heavy good vehicles.
Physical effects of a forklift accidents
Forklift truck accidents can cause serious injuries.
Some main causes of injuries when using forklifts are:
- Poorly stacked pallets.
- Damaged pallets.
- Load is too heavy.
- Overworked or stressed drivers
- Poor maintenance
- Unstable load.
- Load blocks the operator’s vision.
Main injuries sustained in a forklift truck accident are fractures, sprains, muscle tears. whilst other people have severe injuries that have lasting physical effects for the rest of their lives.
When these injuries occur as a result of someone else’s negligence, victims have a right to seek compensation.
In addition to a serious physical injury, some factory workers suffer from psychological stress too.
During the healing process – the duration of which fluctuates from person to person, depending on injuries and personal circumstances – some people notice signs of increased stress. One such condition often cited being Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (or PTSD).
Elsewhere, anxiety, depression, anguish, fearfulness, issues with sleep and reoccurring nightmares about the crash can play out.
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After 18 years, we are well placed to make sure that you’re in receipt of a comprehensive litigation package, designed to protect both you and your family.
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Frequently asked Questions
How can I afford to fight a case against my employer?’
Our specially trained solicitors work around the clock on a no-win-no-fee basis meaning you will never be out of pocket to fight for the compensation and apology you deserve. You won’t have to pay a penny unless your case is won.
Why should I make a claim?
If you’ve been injured by a forklift accident the chances are this injury is serious and has depreciated your quality of life.
You may have incurred financial losses whether it be in the form of medical bills or loss of work
Physical and emotion turmoil that you and your family may have had to go through or going through is unacceptable.
Making a claim may seem daunting but not only will you be compensated but ensuring preventative measures are taken by the employer to stop these accidents happening again to anyone else.
How DIYPI can help with a forklift accident claim.......
With access to the top personal injury lawyers in the country our experienced team will find the right lawyer for your case and work hard to gain you the full amount of compensation you deserve.
Our friendly team treat each claim with the upmost care and attention to ensure that we secure you the most fair and reasonable financial outcome possible. With a free claims assessment and No Win No Fee* policy, you’ve got nothing to lose.
*What is 'No Win No Fee'?*
A No Win No Fee agreement, also known as a Conditional Fee Agreement (CFA) in the legal world, is an arrangement between a claimant and solicitor. In simple terms a ‘No Win No Fee’ arrangement means that you will not pay a fee if your claim is unsuccessful.
*No Win No Fee * typically customers pay 25% of the amount recovered to our solicitors, although this will be subject to your individual circumstances and the actual fee may be more or less than this.
If you cancel the claim after the cooling-off period of 14 days you may be charged a cancellation fee by the solicitor.