FORKLIFT TRUCK ACCIDENT CLAIMS
Forklift Truck Accident at Work Compensation
Every year over 70 people are killed and thousands injured in accidents involving workplace transport. Whilst forklift truck accidents make up only a small percentage of the total figure when a forklift truck accident does occur it tends to be serious and whilst forklift truck accidents account for only one per cent of the annual number of factory accidents, incidents of this nature and are responsible for nearly 10 per cent of all serious injuries sustained on work premises.
Serious Injuries – Substantial Accident Compensation
Because of the severity of most injuries occurring as a result of forklift truck accidents, workers who are involved in these cases are frequently required to take long periods off work for convalescence and can suffer extreme physical pain and/or psychological trauma. Compensation in these cases can be extremely high and in catastrophic injury cases can run into millions of pounds once pain and suffering, loss of income and long term care costs are taken into account.
Inadequate Training & Instruction In Forklift Operation
Many forklift truck accidents are the fault of the driver and for this reason, injured individuals often assume that they have no right to make a claim against their employer. This is not always the case, however, as it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that drivers of these vehicles receive sufficient training and supervision in order to prevent the occurrence of forklift truck accidents, to ensure that equipment used is safe and suitable for the work being carried out, to maintain fork lift trucks and work premises, to avoid hazardous conditions and to lay out premises in such a way that fork lift trucks can operate safely.
Forklift Truck Accident Compensation Claim
If you have been injured and you think you may have a forklift truck accident claim against your employer, there are certain steps you should take to optimise your chances of receiving compensation. Examine the scene of the accident as soon as possible after it occurs in order to ascertain the exact circumstances involved. Take photographs of the location and of the truck. Write down the names, addresses and telephone numbers of any witnesses and seek advice from a solicitor as soon as possible.
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