INJURED AS A RESULT OF A FORKLIFT TRUCK ACCIDENT?
Forklift trucks are found in most warehouses, where they’re used to move stock and heavy items around. If used incorrectly, forklift trucks can be very dangerous.
Every year, around 1,300 people are injured in forklift truck accidents in the UK.
TYPES OF FORKLIFT TRUCK ACCIDENT
Lots of accidents can occur when driving a forklift truck, and you can be injured by a forklift truck even if you aren’t driving. Forklift truck accidents can include:
- Forklift overturning, while moving or stationary
- A worker being struck by a forklift
- Falls from a forklift
- Accidents due to improper training or inappropriate clothing and equipment
IF YOU’VE HAD A FORKLIFT TRUCK ACCIDENT
If you’ve been injured in a forklift truck accident, you might have to take some time off work to recover. Sometimes, all you need is a couple of days, but for more serious injuries you might need weeks, months or even longer off work to recover. Loss of earnings during this time only adds to your distress and worries.
In these circumstances, seeking compensation for your accident can help relieve some of the worries and give you a financial safety net that lets you concentrate on getting better and back to work.
Porter Wood Law Solicitors is here to recover compensation for anyone injured in an accident at work that wasn’t their fault.
WHO AM I CLAIMING COMPENSATION FROM?
This depends on the circumstances of your accident. Every employer in the UK is required by law to have special insurance for incidents just like this. Usually, if you were injured at work, your employer’s liability insurance will cover any type of forklift accident compensation claim.