One of the main dangers of forklifts is their weight – a forklift can weigh many tonnes, which means if you’re injured in a forklift accident, the results could be serious. If this has happened to you, or if a colleague has been injured at work in this type of accident, you’ll need to complete a forklift accident report. Perhaps your employer has told you this isn’t necessary for minor injuries – but in fact an accident report or book should still be filled out for every type of accident, however minor the resulting injuries are.
This is to protect your employer but also you in the event you decide to make a claim for personal injury compensation, and can act as important evidence in processing your claim. Accident Advice Helpline can help you to claim compensation even if you haven’t filled out a forklift accident report, so there is no need to worry.
Should your employer fill out a forklift accident report?
Whether you have suffered crush injuries after being hit by a forklift or more minor injuries, it’s your employer’s responsibility to ensure that accidents are recorded. You should report your accident to them as soon as possible and make sure it is recorded in your company’s accident book. Employers should also ensure that anybody operating a forklift has undergone the proper training and is qualified to do so. If you have been injured by an unqualified forklift operator, or if your employer has asked you to operate a forklift without training and you have been injured, you could make a claim for personal injury compensation, even if you have suffered minor injuries.
Compensation for forklift accidents
If you think that your employer could have done more to prevent your forklift accident from happening then get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Since 2000, we have handled hundreds of claims for forklift accident compensation, and our lawyers work on a 100% no-win, no fee* basis, so claiming is affordable to everyone. Even if you have escaped with minor injuries, you’re entitled to compensation.
So call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out if you could make a personal injury claim after your accident. We can help you to claim compensation for your loss of earnings, helping you out financially if you have taken time off work after your accident due to your injuries.
Category: Machinery accident claims