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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."

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    Forklift truck accidents at work


    Forklift truck accidents at work

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    Overview of forklift truck accidents at work

    If you have been injured as a result of a forklift truck accident, you may be eligible to make a work accident claim. The dangers and perils of forklift truck accidents are pretty obvious. Every year, thousands of workers are endangered in the workplace thanks to trucks and heavy machinery. Although common sense should prevail, there are many ways in which forklifts are not operated in a safe and efficient manner, leading to accidents.

    Factory accidents explained

    When it comes to factory accidents, there are a wide variety of hazardous situations that may occur, such as limbs or feet being trapped under heavy machinery as well as workers reversing from behind obstacles with no attention on a specific blind spot. Some individuals may carelessly leave potent chemicals where they could prove a hazard. As you may be working with large machines, their outer metal components may become entangled and strip away the skin. If this happens to you and it was not entirely your fault, then you may be entitled to work accident compensation.

    Potential claims in the video

    We may all have a good laugh at funny clips involving factory-related workplace accidents, but these issues are a serious matter requiring our full and undivided attention, especially for those on the receiving end. For example, take a look around 1:14 into the YouTube clip above and see for yourself. In this particular video, you can see an individual losing control of the forklift trip and ploughing head first into a shelf full of items. The resultant collapse sends objects crashing down on the person, who is now buried among the debris.

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    Responsibility

    It may be difficult to find who is at fault here. For example, the forklift truck could have been faulty and suddenly lost control without the driver being fully aware. However, identifying the fault is one of the first steps in order to begin the claims process for a work accident claim. The company may be at fault for supplying equipment that was not up to the standard of the yard or factory.

    The video should make you more aware of how easily accidents can happen. If you have had an accident at work in the last three years, come and talk to us here at Accident Advice Helpline. Thanks to our quick and easy online compensation calculator, you will be able to find out just how much you can claim. Call us on 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Lines are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Date Published: October 21, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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