Forklift truck accident compensation.
Forklift trucks are used for lifting heavy crates, palettes and other objects that are too dangerous or heavy to be lifted by human strength alone. However, there are risks in using them and therefore employees need to be appropriately trained in the safe operation of these useful pieces of machinery.
If you have been a victim of a carelessly driven forklift or have suffered personal injury whilst driving one, you could be entitled to claim compensation for your forklift truck accident.
At Bollin Legal Associates, we have dealt with many compensation claims involving forklifts. If you have suffered personal injury caused by a forklift truck please call us today on 0800 988 2478 or 01625 50658 from mobiles or fill out our quick and easy contact form.
Forklift Truck Accidents
Forklift trucks are commonplace in factories, warehouses and other workplaces as they are more or less essential for transporting goods from one location to the other. However, they do represent a grave risk to employees and members of the public if the proper Health and Safety guidelines are not strictly observed.
At least eight people a year die from injuries caused by incidents involving forklift trucks. Many of these are caused by a lack of concentration by the driver or a lack of awareness by people in the vicinity.
Other causes of forklift truck accidents can include:
- Overbalancing – under certain conditions forklift trucks can be prone to toppling over usually on uneven surfaces or when doing intricate manoeuvres with a full load in the raised position.
- Collisions – Forklift trucks are heavy cumbersome pieces of machinery but are still capable of travelling at deceptively high speed. The driver and any other people in the vicinity should take great care, whether on foot or driving other vehicles.
- Falling Loads – Badly stacked palettes or poor operating skills may lead to forklifts losing their load. Heavy objects dropping from height pose a very real threat to safety.
How to claim following a forklift truck accident
Making a claim for accidents involving forklift trucks is simple with Bollin Legal Associates, simply call us on 0800 988 2478 or 01625 506 588 from your mobile.
Alternatively, please fill in our online contact form and will will call you back.
All claims are handled by an experienced and friendly claim advisor.