Forklift Truck Accidents

Forklift Truck Accidents

Forklift Truck Accidents

Have you suffered an accident at work involving a forklift truck or heavy machinery?

Forklift truck accidents are common in the UK and can occur in a number of scenarios. For example, the forklift truck may have been unsuitable or defective, a load may have fallen from the vehicle, there may have been a collision, or a colleague may have driven the truck negligently. 

If you have been involved in an accident at work involving a forklift truck or heavy machinery call 01925 937070 to speak to one of our expert personal injury solicitors.

We have a Wigan office which can be contacted on 01942 914004.

Case Study A – Worker killed by faulty forklift truck

A worker was killed on his first day at work when the forklift truck he was driving overturned and crushed him.

The forklift truck was unsuitable for use on uneven ground or loose surfaces and further there was no company policy that operators must wear seatbelts.  Such a tragedy could have been prevented if a seatbelt policy had been in operation and suitable vehicles used for the purpose.  The Company was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive. 

Case Study B – Employee hit by a forklift truck

An employee sustained serious injuries when he was hit by a forklift truck driven by an untrained worker in breach of the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER) 1998.  The Company was prosecuted by the Health and Safety Executive and fined. 

Suitable training must be provided to all workers who operate forklift trucks for the protection of themselves and fellow employees.  Failure to provide the necessary training can have very serious consequences indeed.   

Personal Injury Solicitors in Cheshire

At DSM Legal Solicitors, our expert solicitors are ready to offer you the legal advice and services you need if you are considering making a forklift truck accident claim after being injured at work.

If you have suffered a forklift truck accident, you may be entitled to claim compensation. For all the legal advice you need, get in touch with our dedicated accident at work solicitors today.

Making a Forklift Truck Accident Compensation Claim

We don’t use call centres, so when you ring DSM Legal Solicitors you’ll be put through to a qualified, experienced personal injury solicitor to discuss your claim. From that point on, we are dedicated to achieving the best possible outcome for you, and use every part of our expertise in this area of the law to increase the chance of you successfully claiming compensation.

As well as your forklift truck injury compensation claim, we will also claim for any other costs you have incurred as a result of your accident. These may include loss of earnings, medical treatment, travel and home help. Your employer is required to have insurance to cover any potential claims and the funds that you recover will come out of this.

Solicitors in Warrington, Cheshire – Forklift Truck Accidents

Our office in Warrington is minutes away from Junction 8 of the M62.  Call us to speak to a solicitor for free and in confidence on 01925 937070 or click here to complete our Forklift Truck Accident Enquiry Form.  We’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

We can assist with personal injury (accident claims), serious injury including fatality claims, medical negligence, criminal injury compensation claims, employment law claimswills and probate, lasting powers of attorneyoaths, affidavits and statutory declarationssettlement agreements and professional negligence claims (claims against other professionals such as barristers, solicitors and accountants).

Personal Injury Claims – forklift truck accidents at work- Useful Information

If you’re involved in an accident at work and you are looking to make a claim for compensation you will be required to provide a certain amount of information about your ordeal in order to process your claim.

Download and print out DSM Legal Solicitor’s accident checklists to provide a guideline of what details you need in order to help your claim achieve the maximum amount of compensation.

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