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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    The consequences of reckless forklift driving

    Being reckless is never a good idea. It increases the chances of accidents taking place and things going wrong that could easily have been avoided. This definitely applies in the case of forklift trucks and the people who drive them, too. The consequences of reckless forklift driving could be fatal for one or more people who are involved in such a situation. Often, the injured person is not the one who was driving the forklift truck in the first place.

    Thankfully, the vast majority of drivers take their duties very seriously indeed. Proper training is always supplied and they must pass tests to ensure they are properly qualified to drive a forklift in a situation like this.

    How might a forklift driver be potentially reckless?

    Driving too quickly or without due care and attention is potentially dangerous in any vehicle, and it applies here as well. In another example, someone might be in a pedestrian-only area instead of staying within the area designated for forklift trucks. This too can be dangerous if someone is walking in that area at the time.

    Fooling around on a forklift in order to show off isn’t something you hear about very often at all. Yet if someone was to do this, it could potentially cause problems for those involved. If a pedestrian is hit by a forklift truck, there is a very real possibility of sustaining crush injuries and other serious injuries as well.

    Do you have a chance to claim compensation?

    Injuries caused in this manner can be life changing. Even if you survive the initial impact, the consequences of reckless forklift driving could be very serious for you, especially if you are unable to recover fully. This is one of the reasons why you should consider making a compensation claim, because any money you win could help you in the future.

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    Even if you got lucky and only received minor injuries, you should still focus on the prospect of claiming compensation if someone else was at fault. To learn whether this was indeed the case, all you need to do is call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500. When you do, you can speak to someone who is knowledgeable about this area of law. One of our lawyers could help you press ahead with a worthwhile no win, no fee* claim so make sure you call now.

    Date Published: May 9, 2016

    Author: Allison Whitehead

    Category: Machinery accident claims

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