Forklift

Forklift Injury Claims

About Forklift Injury Claims

Our experienced accident at work solicitors will help you get the correct compensation for your forklift injury claims. Anyone who drives a forklift is always required to get the correct training to ensure their safety and safety to others. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that the staff is trained to drive a forklift, and shouldn’t allow them to use it without the correct training, if the employer fails to do so, leading to an accident and injury, you may be entitled to claim for compensation.

Types of  accidents

It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure that their staff is kept to the safest possible standard whilst at work under the Health and Safety Act of 1974. There is a range of accidents that are most common involving a forklift, these include:

  • Unsafe driving conditions can cause a range of accidents leading to some detrimental injuries. When a forklift is necessary for a workplace, it is always important for the employer to provide safe and correct driving circumstances, to ensure safety.
  • Incorrect training leads to the incorrect and therefore dangerous use of the forklift, which can be extremely risky. All employees who need to use the forklift need to get the correct training; the employer must deem the employee safe to drive the forklift when allowing them to drive it.
  • Defective equipment can lead to unavoidable and dangerous accidents. Even well trained and experienced forklift drivers can get into a forklift accident if the machine is defective. Regular checks should be carried out on machinery to ensure that is it running safely.

Other causes of accidents

Pedestrian and object collisions which are usually caused by careless behaviour, lack of training can be the root cause of that.

Dangerous and reckless driving can also be a cause of forklift accidents, leading to crashes either with pedestrians or objects.

The driver must be able to operate a forklift and deemed safe to drive it before using it, they must have good eyesight, the vision standards for driving a forklift are the same as for driving a car on the road.

We advise that these are just some examples of accidents whilst using a forklift, if you have experienced any injuries when using a forklift, we highly advise that you contact one of our experienced solicitors at Solicitors On Your Side now, to come out with the best possible outcome for your particular case.

Employers Duty of Care

It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the safety of all their staff, especially when using a forklift. They must ensure that their staff get the correct training before allowing them to use it. When the forklift is being used, they must ensure that their employees always stick to the health and safety guidelines and what they learnt at their training. Risk assessments are also essential to be carried out on forklifts to identify any issues, and if any are detected to ensure that they are resolved as soon as possible in the best possible way. Machine maintenance is also very important to ensure that the forklift is consistently working well and to a safe standard.

How can I make a claim?

If you have been involved in an accident at work, we recommend that you contact one of our experienced solicitors to help you come out with the highest possible compensation, so you can get back to your daily life in no time. We advise that like with any claim, evidence is an important part of it to ensure you get the highest possible compensation.

How can we help?

Our experience in work accident claims will help you make a successful claim after being injured. We will treat your case in the most professional way ensuring that you feel comfortable conveying your story in the best way. We will help gather any necessary information to help back up your case and increase the chances of getting correct compensation. We will ensure that your process is run smoothly in the most stress-free and easy way, enabling you to get back to your daily life in no time.

Contact our Solicitors now!

Contact us now. Solicitors on Your Side can offer you free advice and consultations. Our solicitors can help you on a “no win-no fee” basis.

Contact us today by phoning 0330 912 2124, emailing [email protected], or by using our website by filling out an online form.

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