Injuries caused by forklifts can happen in any environment where they are used, such as factories and warehouses. If you have been injured by a forklift at work, you could find you are able to claim personal injury compensation if somebody else is to blame for the accident. Common causes of forklift accidents include a variety of different things, from driver errors to the design and layout of your workplace.
What could cause a forklift accident?
There are a number of different causes of forklift accidents and over the last 15 years, Accident Advice Helpline has helped hundreds of workers to claim compensation for some of the following reasons:
- Forklift divers who have not been properly trained or received no training
- Speeding in the forklift
- Not warning other people the forklift is in use
- Improper braking, accelerating or turning
- Being forced to rush workload/stressful working conditions
- Poor maintenance of the forklift or using old vehicles
- Inadequate servicing of forklifts
- Cluttered and crowded workspace
- Carrying loads which are too heavy or unstable
- Carrying loads which block vision
- Using pallets which are in a poor state of repair
Any of the above has the potential to cause a forklift accident, and injuries sustained in this type of accident could be serious. Crush injuries, broken bones, back and spinal injuries and even head injuries could all be sustained in a forklift accident, which could mean you need to take time off work to recover. If this has happened to you and you’re struggling financially after your accident at work, making a personal injury claim could get you the compensation you deserve, covering your household bills and medical expenses whilst you make a full recovery.
Claiming compensation for a forklift accident
Get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 to find out if you could make a claim for a forklift accident at work. Common causes of forklift accidents mean that these types of accidents happen more often than they should, and you deserve to be compensated however you’ve been injured. Our personal injury lawyers work on a 100% no win, no fee basis, so you can make a claim even if things are tight financially after your accident.
Whether you have suffered minor or serious injuries, give us a call to get advice from one of our team of expert advisors, in confidence and with no obligation to proceed with a claim.
Date Published: May 12, 2016
Author: Paula Beaton