After an accident you may want to find out whether you can make an injury claim online to receive compensation for an unfair accident. Accident Advice Helpline can give you a free online quote with our claim calculator which can tell you whether you are likely to have a legitimate claim and how much compensation you could be awarded. Although you can contact us online to start your claim you can also call our helpline and speak to one of our legal experts for support and advice, and to make a claim if you qualify.
Forklift truck accidents at work
Forklift trucks accidents are decreasing in the UK each year but they are responsible for around 2,000 accidents a year according to HSE. Because of the weight of a forklift truck, injuries can be very severe and may result in crushed bones or even severed limbs. There are approximately seven deaths a year, according to 2015 data.
To avoid forklift truck accidents managers should be ensuring that staff are fully trained to use the machinery and have a responsible attitude. Health and safety law should be followed at all times and the forklifts should be checked before use and regularly maintained so as not to malfunction or cause accidents.
What to do if you have been injured at work
If you were hurt in a forklift truck accident, or any kind of accident at work, your employer should have logged it and reported it to HSE. If your injuries were serious, medical attention should have been sought. If your accident happened in the last three years and you would like to make a claim, contact Accident Advice Helpline today either online or over the phone.
Making an injury claim online
To start your injury claim online, use the Accident Advice Helpline claim calculator. It only takes 30 seconds and will ask for your contact details in addition to details about your accident and injury. An advisor will get in contact to discuss your right to compensation. You can also call us directly on our helpline number on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile).
Accident Advice Helpline are dedicated to helping victims of accidents who were unfairly hurt. We have been helping people for over 16 years and we are endorsed by consumer champion, Dame Esther Rantzen. To get your claim started today, contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen